Bioinformatics Scientist

Bioinformatics & Software · Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Department Bioinformatics & Software
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

ClosingOur Company

CS Genetics is developing pathbreaking new technology for genomics, based on foundational scientific insights and sophisticated conceptual innovations in sequencing techniques. Our work will accelerate basic biologic research and enable lifesaving new clinical diagnostics. We have an extremely skilled team, a large global intellectual property estate, and amongst the most inventive, ambitious technology roadmaps in life science.


We are developing a radically-new, instrument-free product for single-cell sequencing with disruptive throughput and experimental ease. We are growing our Cambridge Bioinformatics team to help launch a new era of cellular analysis for research and medicine.

Position Summary 

We are looking for a creative and dynamic individual to join our Bioinformatics team to help develop CS Genetics’ single cell products using new and existing methods for analysing single cell data generated by our R&D team. The ideal candidate will combine experience in using existing genomic data analysis methods with an interest in developing and applying novel analytic methods and statistical frameworks, to help our internal R&D team and external users to understand and interpret the data generated from our technologies. We are looking for a creative programmer who can quickly and effectively implement their ideas in code. The ideal candidate will be able to communicate their work effectively to our broader R&D team for efficient, integrated technology development. In addition, this individual will be routinely interacting with the broader bioinformatics team to facilitate the development of both internal and customer-facing pipelines.


This is an exceptional opportunity to work with an innovative technology and have direct influence on advanced product development within a highly dynamic R&D team. You will have access to all the tools you need to build great technology, see the end-to-end product development of genomic tools, learn/develop technical and professional skills and grow your career quickly. This role would suit candidates with various potential backgrounds, such as recent masters level or PhD graduates with an appropriate background wanting to move into a high growth start-up environment, or an experienced computational biologist who wants a new challenge with a great new technology.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform on-demand bespoke computational and Bioinformatics analysis using both existing and novel bioinformatics frameworks
  • Apply and develop statistical methods for single cell data analysis
  • Interact with and support CS Genetics’ R&D team to facilitate technology development by solving problems through data analysis
  • Help develop new bioinformatic tools for single cell genomics that brings the best out of our innovative technologies to scientists and our end-users globally
  • Communicate internally via oral updates, written reports, and technical meetings

Required Skills and Background 

  • Degree in a relevant quantitative discipline (e.g. Computational Biology, Genetics/Genomics, Bioinformatics, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or a degree in a relevant experimental discipline (e.g. Molecular or Cellular Biology, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering) with significant direct academic and/or professional experience in bioinformatics 
  • Proven understanding and experience in high-throughput NGS data analysis
  • Good knowledge of applied statistics
  • Experience programming in high level scripting languages (for example python and/or R)
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent communication skills to allow efficient interactions with collaborators
  • Demonstrable good time management and project management skills

Desired Skills and Background

  • Experience with single cell data analysis
  • Experience with bioinformatics tools
  • Experience developing novel genomics statistical methods
  • Experience developing statistical methods for the analysis of single-cell datasets

What We Offer

  • Exceptional team within a very fast-growing startup
  • Mission driven startup looking to change how genomic data is generated and analyzed
  • Opportunity to grow your skills and career quickly
  • Exceptional office/R&D workspace in central Cambridge – with regular free events, free food, company/community activities etc.
  • Next to Cambridge Station – excellent commute and great city center location
  • Highly competitive package and equity scheme
  • Flexible working hours; visa sponsorship available for exceptional candidates

CS Genetics is not working with recruiters for this role; interested applicants must apply directly to the company.

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  • Location
    Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  • Department
    Bioinformatics & Software
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience