Senior Statistical Bioinformatician / Bioinformatics and BioStatistics
Francis Crick Institute
United Kingdom

Job title:         Senior Statistical Bioinformatician         

Location:         The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road, London

Contract:         Permanent

Full time

Salary:             Salary ranges from £45,000-£50,000 per annum inclusive, subject to skills & experience

Vacancy ID:      015627 


Short summary


The Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Core Facility is a team that provides data analysis support to over 100 research labs at the Francis Crick Institute.  The data is primarily sequencing data including from Single Cell experiments, though we will analyse any data from an experiment that our biological collaborators within the Institute devise.  In addition to working on collaborative research projects the group also advises researchers and bioinformaticians in the Institute on best mathematical and statistical practise and methodologies.  We are looking for a suitable candidate with a at least a graduate degree, mathematical and statistical experience and good communication skills to join this team to help provide mathematical support both to members of the Bioinformatics Core Facility and also researchers in the Institute.




In this role you will be asked to provide mathematical, bioinformatics and data analysis support to projects run by Francis Crick scientists. Using a variety of programming, statistical and data analysis techniques you will provide answers to questions that scientists ask mostly about the latest high throughput genomic technologies. Typical analysis steps will cycle through quality assessment, results generation, biological interpretation and ultimately named publication. During this process you will be expected to work closely with other members of the bioinformatics team, the scientific groups with which you are collaborating and the advanced sequencing team. As well as analysis from more established applications there will be the opportunity to develop methods and algorithms to support more bespoke applications requiring the development of new pipelines and software. There will also be mathematical consultation to other members of the group and scientists from the 100 research groups in the Institute. One of the most recent protocols is for Spatial Transcriptomics which we would like to implement at the Crick.


About us

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.

The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under in one building in Europe.

The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; public engagement; and helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy.

  • If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply via emailing your application to
  • The closing date for applications is 12th February at 23:45.
  • All offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.

Key words


  • Central London
  • St Pancras/ Kings Cross
  • Bioinformatics
  • Sequencing
  • Spatial Transcriptomics
  • Mathematics
  • Programming
  • Science Technology Platform
  • Core Facility
  • Data Analysis
  • New Technologies

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