We are establishing a new state-of-the-art research facility in London. With a mission of turning breakthrough science into meaningful and impactful medicines, the research focus is in cellular ageing and mechanisms of homeostasis and resilience, the basis of some of the most challenging diseases facing our ageing population.
Who we are…?
For more than a century, our organisation has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our organisation continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.
We are officially certified by the Top Employer Institute and been awarded the exclusive Top Employer United Kingdom Certification for the fourth year running.
We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we follow the science, we can deliver great medicines. We believe that a research-driven enterprise, dedicated to world-class science, can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.
The qualified individual will have strong interest in the field of computational biology or bioinformatics. They will be responsible for helping us develop target discovery pipeline by applying systems biology methods on omics data. The person in this role will be expected to operate in a collaborative matrix environment, working with experimental and computational scientists at London Discovery Centre and Francis Crick Institute. You will be a part of a diverse and global team tightly integrated within highly collaborative multidisciplinary scientific environment at our London site, interacting with leading academic groups and research centres across the UK/EU.
Focus on Results
- Use bioinformatics tools to analyse transcriptomics data (bulk and scRNA-seq)
- Implement multi-omics systems biology methods and test their performance
Communication and Collaboration
- Ask questions, having a placement is about learning
- Present results and ideas in writing, and in meetings as verbal updates and presentations
Maintaining our organisation’s high standards of ethics and safety:
- Keep up to date records of experiments in an electronic notebook
- Comply with our organisation’s laboratory safety rules and philosophy
- You will be looking to complete a 12-month placement in your third or penultimate year of study, returning to your course at the end of the placement
- Strong interest in computational biology (bioinformatics)
- Experience in coding (R, python, other) is desirable but not essential
- Passion for scientific discovery
Qualities we look for
- Operates with a high level of integrity, transparency and accountability
- Comprehends and aligns with our organization’s core values
- Aligns and fosters a culture of diversity and inclusivity
- Demonstrates initiative, proactivity and academic curiosity
- Encourages and boosts their colleagues through teamwork
- Demonstrates clear and effective communication
- Demonstrates a desire to learn and improve their performance through feedback
Deadline for applications:
We assess applications on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. This role will be removed once this position has been filled.