Bioinformatics Training Developer at The Francis Crick Institute

Short summary

The position of Bioinformatics Training Developer will provide support to the bioinformatics training and development needs of research scientists primarily RNA-Seq, ATAC-Seq, ChiP-Seq and single-cell RNA-Seq. There are 2000 research scientists at the Francis Crick Institute. The role-holder will be located within the Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Core in order to keep abreast of developments in the Bioinformatics field and assess the needs of researchers in the Institute.

The role-holder will be responsible for organising and facilitating bioinformatics training courses. Typically, 1- and 2-day courses are available to Francis Institute scientists.  The role holder will develop courses on topics such as R, Statistics and genomic analysis, and the role-holder will be responsible for maintaining and developing these courses. Course feedback and close monitoring of the rapidly changing Bioinformatics field will also inform opportunities for new courses. A major responsibility of the successful applicant will be to recruit instructors and demonstrators within the Institute and direct them into delivering a successful training programme.

Project scope

In this role you will provide training in bioinformatics for Francis Crick research scientists.


These include but not limited to; 

  • Run 1- and 2-day courses that comprise the Francis Crick Institute bioinformatics training programme
  • Assess training needs for research scientists within the Crick.
  • Schedule training course, recruit instructors from the pool of bioinformatics within the Francis Crick Institute.
  • Participate in the delivery of training courses either as the lead instructor or one of a number of instructors in a small team.
  • Maintain course materials and create new materials as required, maintain web-based list of courses to promote visibility and providing access to online materials.
  • Monitor course feedback and identify new training opportunities; develop metrics to assess impact of training and report to stakeholders.
  • Engage with wider training community, at other London Universities.

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 our website.
  • The closing date for applications is 30 September 2021.
  • All offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.

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