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Date: Mon Mar 5 09:57:47 2018
Subject: 18.02.12 Therapeutic Discovery Information Scientist, LifeArc, Stevenage, UK
Therapeutic Discovery Information Scientist 

LifeArc is pioneering new ways to turn great science into greater 
patient impact. We bring together a network of partners to tackle 
specific diseases and directly fund academic and early stage research. 

Our Centre for Therapeutics Discovery (CTD) in Stevenage operates at 
the interface between academic research and the drug discovery industry. 
We take novel academic targets and generate lead stage small molecules 
and therapeutic antibodies for indications with unmet medical need.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who will support 
a multidisciplinary team of Computational and Medicinal Chemists, 
Biologists and Antibody Engineers by maintaining and developing our 
scientific data platforms and helping to develop a truly bespoke 
informatics facility at LifeArc.

You will be responsible for maintaining and developing our Dotmatics 
Browser web-based interface which enables our scientists to query 
and visualise project data from the multiple data sources we maintain. 

This will require you to develop and support ODBC, API links and ETL 
protocols for extraction and cleansing information from all our corporate 
data repositories where our biological data on small molecules, proteins 
and antibodies is currently stored. These cover a multiple set of data 
sources including structured databases such as our Activity Base, Genedata 
and Bioregister, Electronic Lab Notebooks, Chemical Inventories and other 
unstructured legacy formats.

Working with our team you will also help build and enrich our informatics 
platform by providing tools to enable dynamic access to and analysis 
of scientific data and up-to-date information from reliable public data 
sources. This includes annotations for our compounds from ChEMBL 
and protein targets, pathways and disease associations with information 
from Uniprot and the Human Protein Atlas.

The successful candidate will preferably have a BSc degree in Biological 
or Chemical Science and ideally have an MSc in Bioinformatics (or be close 
to completing). Applications from newly qualified PhD graduates in 
a relevant field are also welcome.

You will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of a range of programming 
tools (such as Python/Perl, JavaScript, java, web-services, Pipeline 
Pilot or KNIME) and a good grasp of rational databases and some 
appreciation of statistical packages (e.g. R).

Excellent communication skills, with the ability to work collaboratively 
with our scientists and IT specialists are key requirements of the role. 
In addition, you will have excellent time-management skills with 
the ability to prioritise and manage a busy workload.

Your salary will be determined by qualifications and experience. 
In addition, LifeArc offers a defined contribution pension scheme, 
private health insurance, a flexible benefits scheme and 31 days paid 
holiday per year.

LifeArc is committed to the principles and practices of equal 
opportunities and to encouraging the establishment of a diverse 
workforce. It is our policy to employ individuals on the basis of their 
suitability for the work to be performed and their potential for 
development, regardless of age, sex, race, colour, nationality, 
ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, pregnancy 
or maternity, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion 
or belief.  This includes creating a culture that fully reflects our 
commitment to equal opportunities for all.

To apply please email your CV and covering letter explaining why you 
want to work for LifeArc to: recruitment*_* or by post to 
Recruitment, LifeArc, Accelerator Building, Open Innovation Campus, 
Stevenage, SG1 2FX (electronic applications preferred).
Closing date: 11 March 2018
to work for LifeArc to: recruitment*_* or by post to Recruitment, 
LifeArc, Accelerator Building, Open Innovation Campus, Stevenage, SG1 2FX 
(electronic applications preferred).
Closing date: 11 March 2018
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