Computational Biologist Jobs

Computational biology is used to help identify drug and therapeutic targets quicker and more accurately than ever before.

Computational biologists work closely with ‘wet lab’ research scientists to help design experiments that will generate data about a specific area of interest. They then create a pipeline programme which will be used by the bioinformatician to order the data in a structured way before it is passed onto a bioinformatic analyst for interpretation. The analyst uses the data to spot patterns, trends and anomalies which identify biomarkers or genetic markers that affect disease.

Once markers have been identified, computational biologists use their extensive computer skills to generate and test hypotheses, for example for new therapeutic concepts, based on the findings.

Successful candidates in these very technical roles will ideally be educated to PhD level in a relevant discipline, such as computational biology, statistics or physics, and have experience of using computational approaches on real world problems. They also need a good understanding of data science languages such as R and Python.

Computational biologists work in academia as well as commercial settings, where they are particularly important in helping pharmaceutical companies find discovery targets and assist in drug discovery.

Computational Biologist Salary

The starting salary for a Computational Biologist role would be £35,000.

Each company structures their salary and benefits differently and some of the perks are fantastic!

Latest Computational Biologist Jobs


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Software Developer

Cherwell District Competitive Permanent

Software Developer I am working with a global diagnostics genomic provider in Oxford who is looking fo a Software Developer to join their research and development team. This role will be reportin...

Lead Bioinformatics Engineer

London Competitive Permanent

Lead Bioinformatics Engineer * London – Flexible working *    This well-respected client in London is looking for a Bioinformatics Engineer to join their ever-growing team in London. Y...

Bioinformatics Software Developer

Oxford Competitive Permanent

Software Developer - Bioinformatics    Oxford *Onsite 3 days a week* Must have right to work in the UK    This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated individual...

Bioinformatics Software Developer

Oxford Competitive Permanent

Software Developer - Bioinformatics    Oxford *Onsite 3 days a week* Must have right to work in the UK    This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated individual...

Director of Computational Biology

Oxford Competitive Permanent

Director of Computational Biology    Oxford- Biotech- Flexible Working- Platforms    I am working with a Biotech company in Oxford who is looking for a Director of Computational Bi...

Director Computational Biology - UK / Remote

Oxford Competitive Permanent

Director Computational Biology – Oxford / Remote    A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Director of Computational Biology to join a seriously fast paced, young and growing biotech...

Software Developer

Cherwell District Competitive Permanent

Software Developer I am working with a global diagnostics genomic provider in Oxford who is looking fo a Software Developer to join their research and development team. This role will be reportin...

Software Developer - Biotech

Oxford Competitive Permanent

Software Developer - Bioinformatics    Oxford *Hybrid working* Must have right to work in the UK    This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated individual to take the next step...

Senior Computational Biologist

Cherwell District Competitive Permanent

Senior Computational Biologist I am working with a global diagnostics genomic provider in Oxford who is looking fo a Senior Computational Biologists to join their research and development team. T...