Data Scientist (Bioinformatics) Degree Apprenticeship

Recruiter
Scibite Limited
Location
Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Saffron Walden, CB10 1DR
Salary
£16,500.00 annually
Posted
26 Apr 2019
Closes
08 Jun 2019
Ref
VAC001526132
Specialism
IT
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
September
Duration
Permanent
We develop in several programming languages: Java, Python, JavaScript, Kotlin. We use many different approaches: Semantic technology, ontologies, machine learning, ElasticSearch, knowledge graphs, visualisation of data.

We are looking for the software developers or data scientists of tomorrow to join us on a project using one or more of the above languages and technologies to research and develop innovative solutions for the life science and healthcare industry.

You will be supported by a team of experts and a culture of collaboration and innovation. We will tailor a project to fit your strengths and interests while helping educate you on what we do and how. Knowledge of pharmaceutical domain or semantic technology is not a requirement, however a willingness to learn about the approaches and technology in this area is essential.

Example projects:
  • Machine learning applied to pattern recognition of biological relationships in text, such as identifying adverse event detections, drug-drug interactions
  • Visualisation of data using ontologies and/or graphs
  • Question and answering systems using knowledge graphs
  • NLP approaches for interpreting natural language questions into structured queries


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • At least 4 GCSEs at Grade B, must include Maths and English
  • A- Level grade B in at least one STEM subject, maths preferred
  • 112 UCAS points (BBC at A- Level)
  • If English is not your first language, then you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5


Personal qualities

  • Innovative spirit
  • 'Can do' attitude
  • Curious nature
  • Enthusiastic and motivated team player
  • Programming experience
  • A keen interest in science and technology


Desired qualifications

  • At least 4 GCSEs at Grade B, must include Maths and English
  • A- Level grade B in at least one STEM subject, maths preferred
  • 112 UCAS points (BBC at A- Level)
  • If English is not your first language, then you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5


Future prospects

Joining us means an opportunity to work somewhere with a different philosophy. At our heart, we're excited by the possibilities for our technology and embrace new use-cases and ideas. We don't stick to a rigid architecture but encourage the use of the right technology for the right problem, looking to all our developers for input and inspiration. We don't suffer from politics and hierarchies, you'll interact with everyone from management to marketing every day, and have the opportunity to have your voice heard. We don't pigeon hole our team members, but let them explore new areas and research our products of the future. We listen to each other's ideas. We run hackathons. We encourage ownership of what you do. Above all, you'll be directly shaping the cutting edge of informatics and drug discovery with some of the world's major pharma and life science companies. The working environment is relaxed and informal and you'll be encouraged to take ownership of key projects and explore ideas and technologies.

Things to consider

Being on site at the Wellcome Genome Campus offers a plethora of advantages, from discounted food and drink from a range of outlets on campus, a gym, sports classes, social clubs and events you can easily achieve a great work life balance. The community atmosphere and aesthetically pleasing campus makes being at work enjoyable. Furthermore, there is a free bus service coming from Saffron Walden and Cambridge to bring you on site every day.

At SciBite we want to fulfil the potential of each individual so we have wellness schemes, socials, company days out as well as our Annual SciBite Meeting abroad.

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