Senior Bioinformatics Scientist / Bioinformatics Scientist

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

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 creative and dynamic individual to join our Bioinformatics team to help develop CS Genetics’ single cell technologies. The ideal candidate will apply their experience in using existing genomic data analysis methods to help our internal R&D team to understand and interpret data generated from our novel single-cell RNA-seq technology. We are looking for a creative programmer who can quickly and effectively implement their ideas in code. Our ideal candidate can communicate their work effectively to our broader R&D team for efficient, integrated technology development. For our senior positions, candidates should be able to take point on projects independently and provide mentorship and guidance to other members of the team.  


This is an exciting opportunity to work with an innovative technology and have a direct influence on advanced product development. You will have access to all the tools you need to build a great technology, see the end-to-end product development of genomic tools, learn/develop technical and professional skills and grow your career quickly. These roles would suit candidates with various backgrounds and levels of experience. For example, the Senior Bioinformatics Scientist role would suit a PhD graduate with 2 or more years of non-educational experience, whilst the Bioinformatics Scientist role would suit a recent masters or PhD graduate. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Executing on independent projects collaborating with the R&D team to optimise our reagent and assay technologies 
  • Developing novel analytical approaches for our technology  
  • Analysing single-cell RNA-seq data for the internal R&D team and for external users  
  • Working on white papers and publications for our novel technology.  
  • For senior roles: provide training and support to more junior members of the team 

Essential Skills 

  • 2 or more years experience analysing and interpreting single-cell RNA-seq data 
  • Familiarity with both novel and established single-cell analysis tools 
  • 2 or more years experience writing code, proficient in at least one of Python, R and Bash. For the Senior role the expectation is 5 or more years writing code.  
  • Self starter who enjoys independent work   
  • Strong communication skills  

Desired Skills 

    • Good background in cell & molecular biology 
    • Confident using git, AWS, Docker and Jira  
    • Statistics or maths 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

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