Bioinformatics Apprenticeship

Recruiter
Eagle Genomics Limited
Location
Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Saffron Walden, CB10 1DR
Salary
£17,550.00 annually
Posted
30 Apr 2019
Closes
05 Jun 2019
Ref
VAC001529040
Specialism
IT
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
September
Duration
Permanent
As we continue on our exciting and pioneering journey at the forefront of life sciences and data science, we are looking for two motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join our team as Bioinformatics Apprentices.

This is a full time position, which will see you working at Eagle Genomics for an average of four days per week and studying towards your apprenticeship one day per week. We will provide you with a mentor and you will also benefit from a university personal tutor.

You will gain valuable experience of working in a business environment, working alongside scientists, biocurators, software developers, sales teams and other colleagues to develop your skills and interests.

You will spend your time with us learning about the different aspects of our business. This will include developing programming skills in a bioinformatics environment and learning about the microbiome and data science, through to working with our product management, sales operations and marketing teams.

You will also learn about our participation in the European Microsoft ScaleUp Programme, our partnership with Microsoft Genomics, our recent $3.5 million funding injection, and of course our knowledge discovery platform and use of AI.

Your course learning will be through a variety of methods and assessments, more information can be found here: https://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/degree-apprenticeships/bioinformatics

This Bioinformatics Degree Apprenticeship will provide an excellent grounding in data science, biocuration and bioinformatics programming skills, enabling you to develop your career in this exciting and developing field.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Essential:
  • A keen interest in science and technology
  • You will need to have good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Good team working skills and the ability to get on with others
  • Good problem solving abilities

Desirable:
  • An A level in maths, computer science, chemistry and/or biology would be particularly useful


Personal qualities

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn new skills
  • A proactive and flexible approach to your work


Desired qualifications

  • 112 UCAS points or equivalent, including A level grade B (or equivalent) in at least one science, technology, engineering or maths related subject.
  • At least 4 GCSEs at grade B/grade 6, including maths and English
  • If English is not your first language, you will be expected to demonstrate a certified level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent


Future prospects

This Bioinformatics Degree Apprenticeship will provide an excellent grounding in data science, biocuration and bioinformatics programming skills, enabling you to develop your career in this exciting and developing field.

Things to consider

  • 25 days annual leave (rising annually to 28)
  • Private medical insurance and health cash plan
  • Life cover insurance (3x annual salary)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Group Personal Pension scheme contribution
  • Employee share option scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Leave
  • Support for continuous professional development

Employees also benefit from being based on the world-renowned Wellcome Genome Campus in Hinxton, which offers:
  • Discounted gym membership and access to other sports facilities, such as tennis courts and exercise classes
  • On-site restaurant and cafes
  • Free campus bus service, allowing staff to commute to work from a range of locations around Cambridge and Saffron Walden as well as nearby Whittlesford Parkway train station
  • Regular talks, presentations and genomics events as well as on-campus social events
  • A 15-acre wetlands nature reserve

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