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Opportunity: BIOINFORMATICS Scientist (#1182) @ Rothamsted Research--Harpenden, Hertfordshire, UK
Submitted by Chris Rawlings; posted on Monday, March 12, 2012
Rothamsted Research wishes to recruit a Bioinformatics Scientist who will be responsible for developing and supporting bioinformatics resources to support our crop genetics research into the improvement of willow as a bioenergy crop. The person appointed will work closely with crop scientists from Rothamsted and collaborators in other organisations.

Duties will include the analysis and interpretation of Next Generation Sequencing datasets from transcriptome and genome sequencing projects for willow, the development of data analysis and data integration pipelines and creating web-based tools for delivering results internally and externally to the broader research community. The appointee will contribute to the development of bioinformatics tools within a small team responsible for crop informatics projects and will interact with other bioinformaticians in other crop science centres.

Applicants should be a postgraduate biological scientists or computer scientist with significant previous experience maintaining and developing Bioinformatics software and web-enabled database applications in a Unix environment. Candidates trained in biology must have at least an MSc in Bioinformatics or related subject. Non-biologists must have experience working with biologists and programing with datasets from molecular biology or genetics. The ideal candidate would be competent in at least two of the following programming languages: Java, Python, Perl, SQL, PHP. Prior experience with MySQL will be an advantage. It is expected that successful candidates will be able to demonstrate that they can deliver practical bioinformatics software solutions and have the initiative and communication skills necessary to participate in a complex and demanding project involving collaborators across multiple sites

The post is an indefinite full time appointment.

Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, UK

Starting salary normally in the region of GBP 26,610 to GBP 29,566 per annum.

Vacancy Number 1182.

13th April 2012

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