Bioinformatics Lead

Bioinformatics & Software · Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Department Bioinformatics & Software
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

Our Company

CS Genetics is a privately-held genomics-technology company based in San Diego, California and Cambridge, United Kingdom.  We're a nimble, highly-capable team focused on delivering genuine step-change innovation in genomic tools for research and clinical applications. We've developed a disruptive platform for single-cell genomics which leverages instrument-free, solution-phase chemical biology to provide unmatched ease-of-use, scalability, and affordability. We've recently closed our Series A and are expanding our Cambridge R&D team.

Position Summary

We are looking for a seasoned hands-on and creative individual to lead a growing Bioinformatics team.  This is an exciting opportunity to work with a highly innovative single cell technology and have direct influence on product development.  You will be instrumental in guiding the development of our products.  This role would suit candidates with experience leading teams and delivering products in bioinformatics and/or computational biology.   


This person will be responsible for managing and developing a team of 4-5 direct reports. The team will include R&D Bioinformatics Scientists focused on supporting assay development as well as pipeline developers delivering internal and external facing bioinformatics pipelines. 


Working with the Senior Leadership Team, R&D leaders, and other stakeholders, you will be implementing and delivering on projects to understand our assay development needs and solutions. Additionally, you will be recruiting and onboarding new members of a growing Bioinformatics Team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Line manage and lead a team of 4-5 senior and entry level bioinformaticians 
  • Be the point of contact between the Bioinformatics Team and the Senior Leadership Team to ensure the timely delivery of bioinformatics projects 
  • Work with the wet lab R&D team to deliver projects and provide bioinformatics solutions to assay development challenges 
  • Take point on identifying gaps in the team and recruiting and onboarding new team members 
  • Use the agile methodologies and techniques to manage the bioinformatics teams’ time and resources 
  • Identify and provide opportunities to train or upskill team members, either internally or with external training providers where appropriate 

Essential Skills

  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced, results oriented environment 
  • Minimum 5+ years non-educational experience working in bioinformatics  
  • Strong leadership and communication skills 
  • Start-up and/or industry experience 
  • Experience in building and line-managing a team 
  • Experience leading teams to deliver software/products/pipelines to a deadline

Desired Skills and Background

  • Single-cell RNA-seq experience
  • Cloud based computing experience, for example AWS 
  • Nextflow experience 
  • Statistics/mathematics/data science knowledge 

What We Offer

  • Exceptional team within a very fast-growing startup
  • Mission driven startup looking to change how genomic data is generated and analysed
  • 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 centre 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
    Senior Manager/Supervisor