Senior Bioinformatics Pipeline Developer / Bioinformatics Pipeline Developer

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 creative and dynamic individuals to join our Bioinformatics team as a Senior Bioinformatics Pipeline Developer or Bioinformatics Pipeline Developer. These roles will develop and support CS Genetics’ end-to-end bioinformatics pipelines for internal R&D needs and external users. The ideal candidates will combine experience in NGS data analysis with an interest in developing robust, reproducible pipelines and software.  A key focus of these roles is to work across multiple teams, requiring the ideal candidate to possess excellent communication skills.  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 a highly innovative single cell technology and have direct influence on product development within a highly dynamic team.  You will be instrumental in guiding the development of these pipelines, including from initial concept through to a fully automated streamlined process. You will have access to all the tools you need to build sophisticated analytical pipelines, develop new 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 Pipeline Developer role would suit a PhD graduate with 2 or more years of industry experience developing pipelines or software, whilst the Bioinformatics Pipeline Developer role would suit a recent masters or PhD graduate. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Build a suite of bioinformatics pipelines to be developed in conjunction with CS Genetics’ novel single cell products  
  • Maintain and improve our existing R&D pipelines 
  • Work as part of a team towards conceptualising, developing, and launching robust external facing pipelines
  • Integrate new features and analytical methods into our pipelines developed in collaboration with the R&D team
  • For the senior role: provide training and support to more junior members of the team 


Essential Skills 

  • A solid understanding of bioinformatics – either a masters or PhD, or 2-3 or more years of experience working in bioinformatics jobs 
  • 3 or more years of experience writing code, including at least one of Python, R and Bash 
  • Experience writing pipelines or software. 


Additional Essential Skills for the Senior role only

  • 5 or more years experience writing code – at least one of Python, R and Bash would be ideal. 
  • Confident using git, AWS, Docker and Jira 
  • Self-starter who enjoys independent work 
  • Excellent communication skills 


Desired Skills (both roles) 

  • For the Bioinformatics Pipeline Developer role, having any of the skills listed under ‘Additional Essential Skills for the Senior Role’ would be a bonus. 
  • Industry experience building bioinformatics pipelines or products 
  • Experience using Nextflow 
  • Single-cell experience 
  • Knowledge of and experience working under a software development lifecycle 
  • Testing knowledge and experience  

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