AstraZeneca Bioinformatics Specialist Opening
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AstraZeneca Bioinformatics Specialist Opening – Applications Invited

Bioinformatics candidates are encouraged to apply online at AstraZeneca for a Bioinformatics Specialist Vacancy. Interested and eligible candidates with life sciences background and relevant experience, please check out all of the details on the job that is available at AstraZeneca below:

Name of Post: Bioinformatics Specialist

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Location(s): Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely within the team and with scientific colleagues across AstraZeneca genomics units to ensure informatics and advanced analytics solutions meet the ongoing needs of all scientists.
  • Develop informatics solutions, e.g., using pipelining approaches, scripting and algorithm development.
  • Contribute to Genomics drug projects with downstream analysis and data analytics.
  • Understand and seek opportunities to apply artificial intelligence & machine learning to the world of biology informatics.
  • Research external peers, academics and software providers to apply the latest methods to relevant business problems.
  • Work closely with data scientists, machine learning, engineering and platform teams to utilize the latest algorithms to deliver scientific insights to drug project teams.
  • Work with informatics colleagues in our Global Technology Centre (GTC) in Chennai to deliver high-quality informatics solutions.
  • Promote AstraZeneca’s informatics and data science reputation through external publications and presentations.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Masters/PhD in biological sciences, biological engineering, bioinformatics or a pharmaceutical scientific discipline or a similar field, with a demonstrable record of informatics delivery in a pharmaceutical/biotech setting.
  • Strong coding and software engineering skills such as Python, R, Scripting.
  • Experience working with relevant tools and databases such as NCBI, PubMed, UCSC genome data browser, bedtools, samtools, Picard and visualization tools such as Spotfire.
  • Experience working with high-performance clusters such as HPC or SCP.
  • Knowledge of cloud environment and related technologies.
  • Excellent communication skills and facilitation skills, ability to work with others to achieve objectives.
  • Ability to explain complex methods and techniques to a non-technical audience.
  • Good communication, written and verbal skills, proficient English.
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In addition, we expect the candidate to:

  • Exhibit influencing and innovation skills


The role will have no direct line reports, but task management responsibilities within project or services may occur


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