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    Opportunity: Java Developer -- Bioinformatics @ Genomics England -- London, UK
    Submitted by Eugene Mc Daid; posted on Friday, June 29, 2018



    Paramount are working in partnership with Genomics England to expand their team in order to deliver success with the 100,000 Genomes Project. This is a challenging and fast moving project with the aim to carry out whole genome sequencing on 100,000 participants.


    The team are looking for an experienced software developer who will be responsible for creating web applications and utilising programming skills for the interpretation of genetic data from large databases.

    The post holder is responsible for developing and operating computational pipelines, working on complex projects and custom tasks that span a wide variety of analysis problems and developing and maintaining a knowledge base of variants and annotations.

    Your main responsibilities will include:
    • Develops and applies state of the art approaches to 100,000 whole genome sequences (WGS) in the areas of:
      • Quality assurance and sample provenance monitoring
      • Analysis of WGS in cancer and rare diseases
      • Sequence alignment and variant calling
    • Assists with the deployment, maintenance and troubleshooting of computational pipelines for WGS processing and analysis
    • Liaises with internal colleagues as needed to ensure the provision and smooth running of the computational pipelines for data processing and analysis.


    You will need to meet the following requirements:
    • Degree in computer science or software engineering
    • Proficiency in Bash and Java are required and Python is desirable.
    • Experience in assigning APIs
    • Proficiency with MongoDB, a UNIX/ Linux environment and TDD practices
    • Proficiency in collaborative development tools such as Github, Confluence and JIRA
    • Comfortable using of high performance computing clusters
    • Ability to work independently and to show initiative within a team
    • Ability to prioritise and balance competing demands
    • Ability to communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary team
    • Flexible and co-operative approach to colleagues
    • Good attention to detail
    • Post-graduate degree or equivalent work experience in bioinformatics (desirable)
    • Experience in the development of NGS analysis pipelines for large numbers of samples (desirable)


    Genomics England works at the cutting edge of science, technology and healthcare. Our mission is to deliver the ground-breaking 100,000 Genomes Project −- the biggest national genome sequencing project of its kind anywhere in the world. As it moves beyond the 100,000 Genomes Project, Genomics England will work with NHSE to launch the world's first Genomic Medicine Service within a national healthcare system. In partnership with government, the NHS, academia, industry and the public, Genomics England aims to realise the potential of genomic medicine: to embed state-of-the-art care in the NHS; bring health benefits to UK citizens; and consolidate the UK's position as the `go to' destination for international genomic research and investment.


    Please do not hesitate to contact Harvey Uppal at huppal[at] or call (+44) 121 616 3407 to discuss this opportunity further.

    Keywords: Software, Developer, Java, API, Python, Bioinformatics, Genomics, NGS, WGS, Git, Confluence, Jira, Bash, HPC, MongoDB, TDD, Unix, Linux, London

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