Bioinformatics Degree Apprenticeship

Kymab Limited
Babraham Hall Meditrina (B260), Cambridge, CB22 3AT
£17,489.00 annually
05 Jun 2019
01 Jul 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
Vacancy Description

Bioinformatics is an exploding field of study where informatics tools are used to interrogate and understand biological data. In this role you will be exposed to a variety of different bioinformatics and software projects. These will encompass different data types, require varying bioinformatic tools and programming languages, and help to develop an understanding of different biological and scientific processes. Our experienced team will help to mentor you along the way.

We will tailor the projects you work on to fit your strengths and interests, and you will take on more responsibilities as your knowledge and skills increase. Example day to day tasks include:
  • Maintaining and running a bioinformatics sequence processing ipipeline for discovering next generation medicines
  • Performing data analysis and visualisation
  • Curating databases
  • Interacting with and supporting the bioinformatics needs of laboratory scientists

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • An interest in science and technology
  • Some knowledge or experience of programming
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Innovative nature
  • Enthusiastic and proactive
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • A desire to learn new skills

Desired qualifications

  • 112 UCAS points (BBC from A levels, or equivalent)
  • Numerate A level (Grade B or equivalent): computer science, statistics, math, physics or another numerate discipline. An equivalent qualification would be acceptable
  • Scientific A level (Grade B or equivalent): biology preferred. An equivalent qualification would be acceptable
  • At least 4 GCSEs, or equivalents,at Grade B/ Grade 6 which must include math and English
  • If English is not your first language, you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

Future prospects

  • A bioinformatics team member dedicated as your mentor
  • Opportunity to publish papers, and build your portfolio
  • Taking ownership of projects
  • Interacting with the wider business and learning about other areas of drug development

Things to consider

  • Kymab prides itself on its inclusive culture. Your voice will be heard no matter what your position in the company. We already have one apprentice, and a number of placement students, and would like to increase this community
  • Kymab have a very active sports and social committee, with regular events including cinema outings, cocktail making, punting, board games, yoga, go-karting, and badminton. You can easily find like-minded colleagues and achieve a great work-life balance
  • The Babraham campus has a range of advantages including an on-site gym, a tennis court, restaurants and a bar as well as regular networking events and sports and social activities. There are a number of bus services that go to the campus, as well as a great cycle route from Cambridge

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