Monthly Archives: July 2014

Computational biology post open at OGT

Edit: The position is now filled, and we’ve welcomed Luke Goodsell to the group!

Continuing the theme of job adverts as blog posts, we’re currently seeking someone to join the growing Computational Biology group at OGT.  Microarrays are a big part of OGT’s portfolio, and this post is all about the arrays.  This is a new post, and will report to our design expert Duarte Molha:

A Computational Biologist is required to join Oxford Gene Technology’s (OGT) Computational Biology group. The successful applicant will deliver microarray designs for internal R&D projects, Genefficiency Services and CytoSure products. The individual will also be involved in advancing OGT’s expertise in probe and array designs.

We are seeking a highly motivated and innovative individual with a numerate background combined with a solid understanding of molecular biology. Programming skills (Perl is essential; Java or Python are desirable) and scripting skills (awk, sed, bash) applied in a heterogeneous computing environment (Windows, Linux) are essential, as are good attention to detail and customer focus. Experience with MySQL, PHP and version control (git) is desirable, as are experience in handling large datasets, and experience in a commercially led environment.

You must be a team player with strong communication skills. Well-developed time-management skills and good organisation are important to the role.

An undergraduate degree in Computational Biology, Molecular Biology or a related discipline is required, preferred would be a Master’s degree.

We offer a competitive salary together with an excellent benefits package.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the online application form, attaching your CV and ensuring to state your salary expectations within the covering letter section. Alternatively, email the required information to We will only accept applications from candidates who are legally permitted to work in the UK.