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    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Analyze next-generation sequencing data
    • Collaborate with research scientists to develop and implement cutting-edge data analysis pipelines for sequencing applications, such as RNA-seq, methyl-seq, SHAPE-seq and DNA-seq
    • Create and maintain necessary data analysis-related documentation
    • Plan, coordinate, and carry out activities in collaboration with research projects
    • Participate in the various educational activities offered by the University at Albany

    REQUIREMENTS

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in Bioinformatics, Biology, Computational/Systems Biology, Computer Science, or a related field and two or more years of professional experience in Bioinformatics OR Master's degree in Bioinformatics, Biology, Computational/Systems Biology, Computer Science, or a related field and one or more years of professional experience in Bioinformatics
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Master's degree in Bioinformatics or Computational/Systems Biology
    • Two or more years of relevant experience in applications of next-generation sequencing, genome assembly, genome annotation, variant analysis, and phylogenetics
    • Proficiency in scripting languages (such as Python, Perl, etc) and R. Knowledge of command line Linux
    • Knowledge of general approaches to sample preparation for sequencing and applications of different sequencing strategies

    LOCALE

    Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks

    TERMS

    Full-time position

    HOW TO APPLY

    For more information and to apply please refer to: albany.interviewexchange.com/jobo[...]00108

    DEADLINE

    Closing date for applications is June 1, 2017

    POLICY

    The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

    BACKGROUND

    Purpose of the Position:
    A major focus of the Biomarkers (BMA) Group is the collection of complex metabolomic data by mass spectrometry within the context of intervention and epidemiological studies on cancer aetiology. To date, no standardized approaches exist to analyse metabolomic data and new bioinformatic tools are needed to fulfil specific needs of the Group to interpret this data. The purpose of this position is to provide support to the BMA Group for developing innovative bioinformatic approaches for the analysis of metabolomic data obtained from blood, urine and other biospecimens and to facilitate interactions with biostatisticians and epidemiologists engaged in metabolomic studies.

    Objectives of the Programme:
    The main research objectives of the BMA Group are to identify, validate and implement biomarkers in order to better understand the role of environmental and lifestyle factors in cancer aetiology. This includes the study of the role of diet, physical activity, environmental factors, the microbiome and endogenous metabolism on cancer risk. These objectives are achieved through the application of mass spectrometry-based metabolomic approaches to large-scale prospective cohorts, cross-sectional and intervention studies.

    The work includes the development and implementation of new bioinformatic tools to aid in the chemical identification of biomarkers of interest and in the biological interpretation of the results obtained in metabolomic studies.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Description of Duties:
    Within the research framework of the BMA Group, the incumbent is expected to:
    • Contribute to the planning, design and conduct of metabolomic studies to study the relationship between lifestyle, diet, environment and cancer
    • Develop innovative bioinformatic tools for the analysis of metabolomic data
    • Contribute to the analysis of metabolomic data
    • Contribute to the preparation and writing of scientific manuscripts and/or reports
    • Present results of his/her research findings at conferences
    • Participate in the training of PhD students and postdoctoral fellows
    • Contribute to the writing of grant applications with a view to attracting funding from competitive sources in relevant research areas
    • Conduct any other related duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor

    REQUIREMENTS

    Education:
    Essential: PhD in bioinformatics, cheminformatics or a related subject
    Desirable: Postgraduate training in bioinformatics applied to clinical or epidemiological studies

    Experience:
    Essential: At least two years of relevant experience at the international level in the field of bioinformatics and metabolomics
    Desirable: Experience in cancer clinical or epidemiological research. Good publication record in the relevant research area. Experience in grant writing

    Skills:
    • Very good knowledge of cheminformatics and bioinformatics applied to metabolomic data
    • Demonstrable ability to write computer codes and organise data
    • Good working knowledge of mass spectrometry analysis of small molecules
    • Good working knowledge in biostatistics
    • Working knowledge or interest in pathway and network analysis
    • Knowledge or demonstrated interest in human nutrition, metabolism or medicine
    • Ability to draft reports and familiarity with preparation of grant applications
    • Demonstrated organizational and communication skills
    • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
    • Ability to collaborate effectively in order to deliver on-time high quality results in a larger team
    • Affinity for working in an interdisciplinary and highly international environment
    • Demonstrated experience in using information technology and statistical tools to understand large complex data sets, and particularly metabolomic data
    Required WHO competencies:
    Ability to:
    • Produce results
    • Move forward in a changing environment
    • Foster integration and teamwork
    • Respect and promote individual and cultural differences
    • Communicate in a credible and effective way
    • Know and manage yourself
    Languages:
    Excellent knowledge of English. Working knowledge of French is an asset.

    COMPENSATION

    Remuneration:
    WHO/IARC salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 46026 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 1346.26 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.

    Please note that the compensation package for Professional and higher category staff in the UN common system is currently undergoing changes in accordance with UN General Assembly resolution 70/244 of 23 December 2015. The remuneration amounts indicated above are, therefore, subject to change. The changes will be implemented, retroactively to 1 January 2017, through the IARC payroll. General information can be obtained from the ICSC web site under icsc.un.org that provides a link to "Your new Compensation Package".

    HOW TO APPLY

    Apply online: tl-int.vcdp.who.int/care[...]%3A00

    DEADLINE

    17 May 2017

    POLICY

    Additional Information:
    • It is mandatory to attach a full list of publications. To add this list, please go to your profile under work profile.
    • All candidates are strongly encouraged to add a cover letter to their online application.
    • Candidates called for interview will be expected to give a seminar.
    • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.
    • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
    • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
    • For information on WHO's operations please visit: www.who.int.
    • WHO/IARC is committed to workforce diversity. Applications from women are particularly encouraged
    • WHO/IARC has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: www.who.int/employment/en/. Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO/IARC are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.
    • WHO/IARC has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.

    BACKGROUND

    Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

    We are seeking an intelligent, hard-working, and dynamic individual to serve as computational biologist for a cutting-edge cancer genomics research and clinical program.

    Cancer is a disease of the genome; effectively fighting cancer will depend on the successful application of genomics to the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. The mission of the Center for Cancer Genome Discovery (CCGD) at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) is to facilitate genome discoveries in human cancer through basic and translational research. CCGD is partnered with PROFILE, a joint effort of DFCI, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Boston Children's Hospital. PROFILE employs state-of-the art genomics technology to generate a detailed report of medically actionable genetic alterations in a CLIA-certified laboratory. These cancer genomic profiles are being used to guide patient treatment and/or stratification for clinical trials of novel anticancer agents.

    Our Bioinformatics team is an integral part of CCGD and Profile, providing detailed analysis of genomic data. We develop novel approaches for the analysis of genomics data in a research context and translate those developments into clinical applications. We are looking to expand our outstanding team with a Bioinformatics Analyst.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    This exceptional opportunity offers the chance to work at the forefront of translational cancer technologies and applications. We seek an accomplished scientist with experience in computational and statistical data analysis to develop novel methods for genomic analysis. Key responsibilities of this position are:
    • Development of novel algorithms for the analysis of genomic alterations in DNA and RNA.
    • Identification and evaluation of existing analysis tools and incorporate these algorithms into analysis
    • Work closely with experimental colleagues to plan, evaluate, and troubleshoot experimental methods.
    • Share computational methods developed by the team with DFCI/BWH colleagues

    REQUIREMENTS

    • Bachelor's required. Master's or PhD in bioinformatics, computer science, statistics, and/or the life sciences preferred.
    • Previous experience in molecular biology, genomics, or cancer biology is ideal.
    • Experience in computer programming for data analysis.
    • Experience performing statistical analysis on large data sets is preferred.
    • Specific technical experience that would be useful includes knowledge of Python, Java, and/or R.
    • Interest and experience in data visualization and data illustration would be useful.
    • Excellent communication and effective problem-solving skills; and ability to interact with multidisciplinary staff in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate should be able to work independently, prioritize and manage a variety of tasks, and shift priorities rapidly.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please visit www.Click2apply.net/tnthrfp455bqkypb

    PI97555436

    POLICY

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

    BACKGROUND

    The Biomedical Sequencing Facility is Austria's leading technology platform and service provider dedicated to genome sequencing in biomedicine – and one of the country's largest producers of scientific 'big data'. It is located at the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and operates in close collaboration with the Medical University of Vienna.

    To keep up with rapid growth, we are looking for a highly motivated Bioinformatician or Scientific Programmer who would like to contribute to the booming field of digital medicine. The successful candidate will process and analyze complex genome-wide datasets on a dedicated high-performance computing cluster available at CeMM, contributing to collaborative research projects and biomedical applications of genome sequencing technology. At CeMM, we take career development of our staff seriously. For example, we will train the successful candidate in state-of-the-art technologies that are in high demand in academia and industry, and we encourage contribution and co-authorship in scientific publications. Importantly, genomic medicine is a hot topic in Austria and internationally, thus creating a highly promising area for future career development. Tasks and pay are commensurable with skills and performance.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Typical Tasks:
    • Software development. Developing cutting-edge software and analysis pipelines for genome data analysis
    • Data processing. Maintaining a constant flow of sequencing data (terabytes per week) being transformed into information
    • Data analysis. Collaborative work with researchers whose projects profit from state-of-the-art computational methods
    • Data management. Developing databases and web infrastructure to keep track of data, analyses, and projects
    • Technology development. Work in areas such as single-cell sequencing and whole genome sequencing in a medical context
    • Training and outreach. Contributing to workshops and teaching collaborating scientists how to analyze their data
    • Genom Austria. Depending on interest, work with CeMM's citizen science project on personal genomes could be part of the job

    REQUIREMENTS

    Relevant Qualifications:
    • Bachelor, Master, and/or PhD degree in bioinformatics, computer science, physics, or quantitative biology (or equivalent)
    • Proactive mindset, getting-things-done attitude (start-up experience/spirit is a plus)
    • Strong programming skills (any language) and experience working with large volumes of data
    • A high degree of accuracy, reliability, organization skills, and a commitment to high-quality service provision
    • A formal education in software engineering and/or work experience as a software developer is a plus (but not mandatory)
    • Prior experience working with biological or medical data is also a plus (but not mandatory)
    • Friendly, collaborative mindset, ability to multi-task and to work effectively in an international environment
    • Written and oral communication skills in English
    • Motivation to work in one of the fastest-moving and future-oriented areas of biomedicine

    ABOUT US

    The Biomedical Sequencing Facility (cemm.at/rese[...]-bsf/)

    The successful candidate will be part of the team of the Biomedical Sequencing Facility (BSF) based at CeMM. The BSF is Austria's first and leading center of expertise for next generation sequencing in biomedicine, jointly operated by the Medical University of Vienna and the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. The BSF focuses on technologies with direct relevance to biomedicine and currently offers genome, epigenome, and transcriptome sequencing services for biomedical applications. Furthermore, it supports biomedical scientists and clinicians in the development of custom NGS protocols and in the bioinformatic analysis of the resulting datasets. The BSF also leads the genome sequencing for Genom Austria (genomaustria.at), Austria's Personal Genome Project.

    The Institute (www.cemm.at)

    CeMM is an international research institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and a founding member of EU-LIFE. We are an equal opportunity employer, we believe in the power of diversity and are offering an inclusive and supportive work environment. There are currently more than 40 different nationalities represented at CeMM and our official working language is English.

    CeMM has an outstanding track record of top-notch science (last five years: 10 papers in Nature/Cell/Science/NEJM, >20 papers in Nature/Cell sister journals) and medical translation. CeMM provides a truly collaborative and personal environment, while maintaining critical mass and all relevant technologies. Research at CeMM focuses on cancer, inflammation, and immune disorders. CeMM is located at the center of one of the largest medical campuses in Europe, within walking distance of Vienna's historical city center. A study by "The Scientist" placed CeMM among the top-5 best places to work in academia world-wide (the-scientist.com/2012[...]-2012). Vienna is frequently ranked the world's best city to live. It is a United Nations city with a large English-speaking community.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please apply online (cemm.jobbase.io/job/yw15kd0j) with cover letter, CV, academic transcripts, and contact details of two referees. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Any application received by 20 May 2017 will be considered. Start dates are flexible.

    BACKGROUND

    The Bauer Core Facility (Harvard University Division of Science) seeks an instrument specialist to support sequencing technologies with a focus on single cell sequencing.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Duties include: expand support for single cell sequencing in the core through use of new instrumentation, automation, and optimization of existing protocols; prepare and assess the quality and quantity of libraries for Illumina sequencing from various sample sources; train and support researchers who prepare their own samples for sequencing; operate Illumina HiSeq and NextSeq instruments. The Sequencing Specialist must work closely with other members of the sequencing team to keep the sequencing pipeline working smoothly. He or she may be asked to help support users on other core instruments/techniques and be assigned other duties as necessary.

    REQUIREMENTS

    A BS degree in Biology, Chemistry, Molecular & Cellular Biology, or Engineering and at least three years of laboratory experience including one year DNA sequencing is required.

    PREFERENCES

    Experience with Illumina library preparation, single cell sequencing, and laboratory automation is preferred. Strong communication and collaboration skills are essential.

    TERMS

    This is a two-year term position with the possibility of extension based on performance and available funding.

    HOW TO APPLY

    When applying for this position, please submit your CV and cover letter in our preferred format as one combined document – CV followed by cover letter.

    We regret that Harvard University is unable to provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship for this position.

    All formal written offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.

    Apply Here: www.Click2Apply.net/b5yxtckz56t4rxfv

    PI97489174

    DEADLINE

    05/12/2017

    BACKGROUND

    Overview:
    Located in the Philadelphia area, The Childhood Cancer Data Lab (CCDL) is a new program of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) that will use big data to advance childhood cancer research. As a leader in childhood cancer awareness and research, ALSF identifies areas of need then creates and funds programs to fill those needs. The Childhood Cancer Data Lab is the latest program creation.

    What is Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation?
    Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra "Alex" Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of supporters across the country carrying on her legacy of hope. To date, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) charity, has raised more than $140 million toward fulfilling Alex's dream of finding a cure, funding over 690 pediatric cancer research projects throughout North America. Learn more about these funded projects at www.alexslemonade.org/where-money-goes.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    The Director of the Childhood Cancer Data Lab will work with the ALSF executive team, with guidance from the ALSF Scientific Advisory Board, to make the CCDL a reality. You will help develop the vision, then implement the plan, for the CCDL. You will inspire, lead and innovate, building a successful team that uses data as a tool to fight childhood cancer while becoming part of the childhood cancer research community. This is an outstanding opportunity for an innovative researcher to create an amazing program that will have a significant impact on the childhood cancer community.
    • Launch CCDL as a startup; assist with development of strategy and a 5-year plan. This will include strategies for cataloging and as necessary gathering data, harmonizing data, and developing a scalable strategy for data storage and access.
    • Oversee the building of a team to launch the CCDL. The size of the team will scale in direct proportion to the 5 year plan.
    • Assume responsibility for CCDL staff as needed, including recruiting, supervising, mentoring, and personal development.
    • Work with ALSF team to design a permanent home for the CCDL.
    • Oversee projects performed by computational biologists within the CCDL.
    • Partner with major pediatric cancer genomics efforts world-wide to enable access to extant data as well as be aware of prospective projects generating big data.
    • Develop new and/or deploy existing pipelines and algorithms to evaluate other experimental data (e.g., drug synergy experiments, chemical screens, CRISPR screens).
    • Lead 'omics data mining from providing scientific inputs of experimental design to data analysis, interpretation, and hypothesis generation.
    • Develop computational solutions for the identification of novel cancer therapeutic targets.
    • Produce high quality scientific reports, presentations and papers.
    • Maintain expertise and awareness in state-of-the-art cancer genomics science, computational biology methods, and relevant external genomics data sources.
    • Actively seek, evaluate and champion the adoption of new approaches to expand the team's capabilities.
    • Innovate, motivate and inspire others in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
    • Provide support for advanced computational tasks in the lab.
    • Get to know thought leaders within the childhood cancer community and communicate the plan for CCDL.
    • In years 2 and beyond, become intimately aware of the ALSF grants program and opportunities for collaboration. Develop a strategy to prospectively plan for ALSF grant applicants to engage the CCDL as part of their research plan. Develop methods for prospective collaboration.
    • As necessary, explore opportunities for active collaboration with major academic or industry partners, especially in the areas of data storage and high performance computing.
    • NO grant writing needed - ALSF is investing the resources to make the CCDL a reality!

    REQUIREMENTS

    • PhD in Computational Biology or related field
    • 5 or more years of experience as a computational biologist/ scientist
    • Knowledge of cancer biology and/or cancer genomics; experience with pediatric cancer research preferred
    • Experience in current methods of bioinformatics; experience developing pipelines for analysis of biologic data highly desirable
    • Knowledge of high-performance computing and cloud-computing technologies
    • Proficiency with coding in R, Python or other similar languages
    • Experience with big data including data summary visualization
    • Effective communication skills
    • Ability to assign tasks, work independently
    • Strong organizational techniques, including the ability to handle a variety of tasks in a fast-paced environment
    • Significant experience working in a scientific research setting
    • Management experience
    • Authorization to work in the US for any employer

    LOCALE

    Suburban Philadelphia, PA, USA

    COMPENSATION

    This full-time opportunity offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Interested candidates should submit a CV/resume with cover letter describing your interest and why you would be the right fit for this position to humanresources[at]alexslemonade.org.

    DEADLINE

    Until position is filled.

    BACKGROUND

    Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch's pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation's first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women's Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

    The investigators in the Immunotherapy Integrated Research Center are seeking a Post-Doctoral Researcher in Computational Biology and Immunotherapy to join their dynamic team.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    The successful candidate will work with investigators in the Immunotherapy Integrated Research Center at Fred Hutch (IIRC members) to develop novel computational methods and tools for immunological assay data. The candidate will then use these tools to analyze and integrate data generated within the IIRC and help interpret results in preparation for publications. Collaboration on a wide range of projects will be possible, with the research project structured to match the successful candidate's interests. Both pre-clinical and clinical projects are ongoing, and there is a strong interest in expanding analysis of correlative studies associated with cell therapy trials. Data sources include single cell RNA sequencing, ATAC sequencing, mass spectrometry, multi-color flow, TCR/BCR sequencing, multi-spectral immunohistochemistry, and other novel methods.

    In general, we expect the successful candidate to either develop 2-3 collaborations with various groups analyzing related data types or develop an extensive collaboration with a single immunotherapy lab to analyze multiple data types. In either case, the post-doc will have a primary home in the lab of Dr. Raphael Gottardo (www.rglab.org and R. Gottardo) and collaborative associations with one or more immunotherapy groups (IIRC members).

    REQUIREMENTS

    Suitable applicants should have a recent PhD degree in statistics/biostatistics, computer science, or other fields with strong quantitative training or experience. The candidate must have a strong desire to collaborate simultaneously with experimentalists and computational biologists. Advanced programming skills (R, Python, and/or C++) and previous experience analyzing high throughput biological are required. Knowledge in immunology is an advantage.

    LOCALE

    Seattle, WA, USA

    COMPENSATION

    DOE

    HOW TO APPLY

    To apply for this position, please click on the following link: careers-fhcrc.icims.com/jobs[...]=-420

    BACKGROUND

    The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg, Germany invites applications for the position of a Bioinformatician to start as soon as possible for an initial period of two years, with the possibility of extension.

    Your opportunities:
    Our group supports many deep-sequencing projects at the institute and from the Collaborative Research Center "Medical Epigenetics" (MEDEP). The open position provides an excellent opportunity for collaborations within a large network of interdisciplinary scientists from the Freiburg region. You will have the opportunity to contribute directly to research projects from experimental design to data analysis and interpretation. The successful applicant will join a strong inter-disciplinary team that provides valuable know-how and access to a large Sequencing Facility (HiSeq3000, HiSeq2500, NextSeq), as well as a high-performance Data Center with Petabyte-scale storage solutions.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Your tasks:
    Responsibilities include the development, comparison and testing of software solutions for the analysis of deep-sequencing data. In close interaction with our experimental partners, you will provide algorithmic solutions to their analyses and data interpretation. You will also help with established training programs and help our partners with experimental design, quality control and the analysis of genome-wide data.

    REQUIREMENTS

    Your qualifications:
    We are looking for a motivated team player with strong communication skills and the desire to work in a dynamic environment. The successful applicant will have proven experience with deep-sequencing analysis and specific computational skills:
    • PhD degree or MSc with relevant work experience in bioinformatics or in a related field
    • Proven expertise in programming, scripting and statistical analysis
    • Experience with analysis of genome-wide data
    • Organizational talent and multi-tasking ability
    • Very good command of English language

    COMPENSATION

    We offer:
    Based within close vicinity to both France and Switzerland, our institute hosts a vibrant community of international researchers and many state-of-the-art facilities and modern office spaces. At the heart of the Black Forest, Freiburg offers a family-friendly atmosphere and excellent recreational possibilities for cultural and outdoor activities.

    Salary will be based on previous experience according to TVöD guidelines.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Have we sparked your interest? Please submit your complete application (cover letter, CV, contact details of referees) directly at www.ie-freiburg.mpg.de until May 2nd , 2017.

    For informal inquiries please contact: manke[at]ie-freiburg.mpg.de

    BACKGROUND

    Are you an enthusiastic experienced web developer keen to enable the community to fight disease?

    The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is tackling some of the most difficult challenges in genomic research to push the boundaries of our understanding of life in ever new and exciting ways. We have an exciting opportunity for you to work within a team of developers alongside world renowned Scientists setting up a website which allows community based annotation of protozoan parasites and pathogenic fungi genomes.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Join us to develop infrastructure that will enable biologists to curate and annotate the genomes. You will join an international collaboration involving software developers from the EuPathDB project at the Universities of Pennsylvania and Georgia, curators from the University of Liverpool, as well as researchers and developers in the Infection Genomics program at the Sanger Institute. Through the collaboration we manually annotate and update genomes for important pathogens. To address the need for annotation across a growing list of genomes, you will help to streamline the annotation process and enable greater community participation.

    Key responsibilities:
    • Adapt Web Appollo (gmod.org/wiki/WebApollo) for use with our in-house database instance of chado (gmod.org/wiki/Chado ).
    • Communicate directly with the Web Appollo development community about new implementations
    • Adapt our existing Companion annotation server (companion.sanger.ac.uk) to cope with several new challenges associated with fungal genomes.

    REQUIREMENTS

    • Extensive experience in Web programming
    • Demonstrable good programming experience of JavaScript
    • Good knowledge of databases through projects, SQL
    • Ability to work as part of a team
    • Motivated to be trained (if necessary) in basics of biology
    • Evidence of own software project/pipelines
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Self-motivated and well-organised
    • Bachelors degree in a course that teaches abstract thinking and programming

    PREFERENCES

    • Demonstrable experience of further programming languages (Java, Perl, Python)
    • Knowledge of biology or bioinformatics (annotation)
    • Experience with GMOD
    • Masters degree or comparable experience programming

    COMPENSATION

    Salary range: £31498 to £39729 plus excellent benefits

    Our Benefits include: Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, Group Income Protection, Healthcare scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Workplace Nursery and 25 days Annual Leave, increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 30, plus Bank Holidays. We also have a gym, two cafes, dining facilities, and a free campus bus service. Our thriving Sports and Social Club provides many opportunities to meet with people working across the campus and the collaborating institute.

    ABOUT US

    The Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease. We use state of the art large-scale genomic approaches to drive world-leading projects to uncover the basis of genetic and infectious disease. Our goal is to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens. The Institute is located near Cambridge, UK on the stunning Wellcome Genome Campus. This growing and dynamic site is the British hub of genomic science. It hosts the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), Open Targets, a Biodata Innovation Centre and will soon host Genomics England Limited's 100,000 Genomes Sequencing Centre. The Campus is also home to the Wellcome Genome Campus Courses, Conferences and Public Engagement (CCPE) programme. The CCPE programme delivers training and engagement focused around genomics, its applications, and implications. Its vision is to inspire a range of audiences both on the Campus and beyond it, and make the world of genomics open and accessible to all. To help researchers to develop their skills and networks, the Institute hosts a range of scientific seminars with internal and invited speakers, scientific group meetings and skills development workshops. In addition the Campus is home to the Wellcome Trust Advanced Course and Scientific Conferences programme and the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Click on the following link: jobs.sanger.ac.uk/intr[...]11038

    DEADLINE

    7th May 2017

    POLICY

    Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.

    BACKGROUND

    Phenome Centre-Birmingham is a new major centre for providing national capability in state-of-the-art metabolic phenotyping applied to stratified medicine. The post holder will contribute significantly to the day-to-day operation of the Phenome Centre-Birmingham (PC-B) within the University of Birmingham, in particular by implementing an automated data processing pipeline, experimental design, and processing and statistical analysis of large scale MS and/or NMR based metabolomics datasets. In addition the post holder will collaborate with researchers within and external to the university (academic, industry, scientific instrument manufacturers), provide training and support in biostatistics, and undertake independent research.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • To develop and conduct computational and statistical analyses of metabolomics datasets within the Phenome Centre-Birmingham, in particular of MS and/or NMR datasets analysed by both univariate and multivariate techniques
    • Implement an automated analysis pipeline for MS and/or NMR based metabolomics datasets
    • To undertake independent research in computational metabolomics, to develop the workflows for managing and analysing metabolomics datasets, for example using Galaxy software
    • To develop and maintain the computer hardware and software associated with the metabolomics laboratory
    • To train and assist postdoctoral researchers and PhD students in biostatistical analyses of metabolomics datasets
    • To contribute to writing bids for research funding
    • Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding
    • Disseminate research findings for publication, research seminars, etc.
    • Undertake management/administration arising from research
    • Collect research data; this may be through a variety of research methods, such as scientific experimentation, literature reviews, and research interviews
    • Present research outputs, including drafting academic publications or parts thereof, for example at seminars and as posters
    • Provide guidance, as required, to support staff and any students who may be assisting with the research
    • Deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines

    REQUIREMENTS

    • PhD or equivalent experience in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Chemometrics or Computational Biology (all with metabolomics or related specialism)
    • Experience in the analysis of MS and/or NMR metabolomics datasets
    • Experience in statistical analyses, including multivariate and univariate methods
    • Experience in computer programming (e.g. python and R)
    • Experience in workflows, e.g. Galaxy
    • Experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills
    • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail
    • Ability to work on own initiative, manage time effectively, progress tasks concurrently and work to deadlines
    • Detailed knowledge of office safety
    • Ability to communicate complex information clearly
    • Fluency in relevant models, techniques or methods and ability to contribute to developing new ones
    • Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources effectively
    • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes

    COMPENSATION

    Full time starting salary is normally in the range £29,301 to £38,183. With potential progression once in post to £40,523 a year.

    HOW TO APPLY

    To view the full Job Description, and to make an application, please visit: atsv7.wcn.co.uk/sear[...]xMTc=

    DEADLINE

    4 May 2017

    Submitter

    BACKGROUND

    Postdoctoral Researcher – Bioinformatics Scientist at Mascoma LLC in Lebanon, New Hampshire (a subsidiary of Lallemand).

    Mascoma LLC, part of the Corporate R&D business group, is a leader in advanced bioconversion products. They are leading the way in developing products and applications that enable the efficient and sustainable production of fuels and chemicals from biomass sources. They develop and deliver innovative technologies for manufacturing companies that are focused on the conversion of abundant biomass to replace petroleum-based products.

    Lallemand Inc. is a privately held Canadian company, founded at the end of the 19th century, specializing in the development, production and marketing of yeasts and bacteria. The company is comprised of 12 major business units, each focused on specific applications of yeast and bacteria, with operations and management throughout the world. Corporate offices for the parent company Lallemand Inc. are based in Montreal, Canada. Today, Lallemand employs more than 3300 people working across more than 45 countries, on 5 continents.

    See also career.lallemand.com/Job_[...]A.pdf

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    The Postdoctoral Researcher will work within a growing team to provide bioinformatics support and expertise for R&D and production activities across Mascoma and its parent company Lallemand Inc. The key activities for this position include: expanding in-house bioinformatics capabilities and infrastructure, performing exploratory and routine bioinformatics analyses, identifying new opportunities where bioinformatics can bring value, and reporting and discussing findings with colleagues across disciplines.

    Topics of particular interest are: explaining phenotypic differences between strains through comparative genomics and transcriptomics; de novo genome assembly and annotation; genomics-based species and strain identification; determining species and strain abundances using metagenomics techniques; and facilitating the exploration of omics data by fellow researchers.

    Tasks associated with this position also include to:
    • Deliver high quality and timely bioinformatics analyses to help solve complex problems as part of multi-disciplinary teams including molecular biologists, bioprocess scientists, process engineers, application specialists, etc.
    • Develop and validate new bioinformatics workflows in response to the needs of the R&D organization
    • Automate routine bioinformatics analysis and reporting workflows
    • Train colleagues in accessing and interpreting bioinformatics results
    • Improve company-wide access and use of omics data
    • Document bioinformatics procedures, and contribute to patent applications and/or peer-reviewed journal articles relevant to our products
    • Supervise and facilitate outsourcing of any third-party omics services

    REQUIREMENTS

    Essential:
    • Ph.D. degree in bioinformatics or related scientific field
    • Experience with data from fungi and/or bacteria (ideally yeast)
    • Experience in creating new bioinformatics workflows and analyzing data in one or more common bioinformatics environments, such as shell scripting, Python, R, etc.
    • Ability to generate high quality and well-documented results in a timely manner while being able to prioritize new requests
    • Good troubleshooting and multi-tasking skills to deal with parallel projects and solve technical problems
    • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced industrial R&D setting
    Asset:
    • Experience in analyzing metagenomics and microbial genomics and transcriptomics data
    • Experience in metabolic pathway engineering
    • Experience with cloud computing (e.g. Amazon AWS) and version control, and active in the open source community
    • Varied educational or industry experiences, enabling the development of new approaches to difficult problems
    • Authored publications demonstrating expertise in one or more of the following: comparative genomics, genome assembly, genome annotation, metagenomics data analysis, transcriptomics, metabolic engineering
    • Skilled in statistical analysis
    General criteria:
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Legally authorized to work in the United States

    TERMS

    Starting date: As soon as possible
    Status: One year contract with possible extension
    Work schedule: From Monday to Friday / 40 hours a week

    LOCALE

    Mascoma LLC, 67 Etna Road, Suite 200, 03766, NH, Lebanon, USA

    COMPENSATION

    Salary offered: Depending on the experience.

    HOW TO APPLY

    This offer is for you? Apply now to Rintze Zelle, Research Scientist at lebanonjobs[at]lallemand.com

    DEADLINE

    June 2, 2017

    BACKGROUND

    We seek a highly motivated and independent computational biologist to develop innovative genomic tools to dissect principles of epigenetic cell memory in mammals.

    Our research/The group:
    Our research goal is to understand how chromatin is replicated and epigenetic information propagated in dividing cells, and how this impinges on epigenetic changes in disease. We are focusing on mechanisms involved in replication-coupled chromatin dynamics, propagation of DNA methylation and histone-based information. To this end we are applying innovative proteomic and genomic approa­ches in combination with cutting-edge cell biology, advanced imaging and biochemistry.

    Our key recent publications include:
    Saredi et al., Nature 534:714, 2016
    Alabert et al., Genes Dev 29:585, 2015
    Huang et al., Nat Struct Mol Biol 2015
    Alabert et al., Nat Cell Biol 16:29, 2014

    The research project:
    The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team working on how epigenetic information is transmitted in self-renewing cells. In particular, the lab is currently developing a panel of genomic tools to interrogate the impact of DNA replication on epigenome composition and transcription. The candidate will develop bioinformatic pipelines for these tools and optimally also be engaged in the wet-lab application of those tool to fundamental questions in epigenetics including how DNA replication influence transcription factor occupancy and 3D genome organization.

    Start: 1 September 2017 or after agreement
    Duration: 2 years with possibility of extension

    REQUIREMENTS

    Qualifications and skills:
    We expect you to be a highly motivated and ambitious scientist with the following qualifications and skills:
    • A PhD in bioinformatics, computational biology or life sciences
    • Documented experience with NGS data workflow and analysis (e.g. ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, HI-C, OK-seq, RNA-seq)
    • Experience including a combination of scripting, programming, and statistical analysis
    • Background in epigenomics / genomics
    • Previous experience in cell and molecular biology is an advantage
    • Ability to grasp complex problems and deliver creative, practical solutions
    • Proven ability to envision, plan and execute a research project
    • Excellent English skills written and spoken
    The ideal candidate will be a team player and have excellent communication skills.

    For further information regarding the position, please contact Professor Anja Groth (anja.groth[at]bric.ku.dk)

    TERMS

    Terms of salary and employment:
    Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Academics Central organization. Currently, the monthly salary starts at 32.351 DKK/ca. 4.250 Euro plus pension. Depending on qualifications, a higher salary may be negotiated.

    Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.

    The position is covered by the "Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities" of June 28, 2013.

    LOCALE

    Place of employment:
    The employment is at BRIC, University of Copenhagen. BRIC is located in the Biocenter, close to the centre of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and a number of core facilities shared between the 23 research groups at BRIC and the neighboring Finsen Laboratory. We have weekly journal clubs, data clubs, seminars with invited speakers and a young researchers club ASAP and our own Postdoc Career Programme and PhD programme, MoMeD. BRIC actively participates in the European alliance, EU-life consisting of 13 excellent life science research institutions eu-life.eu

    Please read more about the Groth research group and BRIC on www.bric.ku.dk

    Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe's top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Application:
    Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking `Apply now' below or via BRIC's website on www.bric.ku.dk/jobs/. The application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:
    • Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
    • CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
    • A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.
    • List of publications
    Letters of recommendation:
    Furthermore, the applicant should provide two letters of recommendation. To be taken into consideration, the letter must be signed by the supporting person on paper with institutional letter head and in PDF-format. The letters should be received before deadline on jobs[at]bric.ku.dk with subject "name candidate-Groth-postdoc-2017"; preferably by the supporting person. Please make sure that an easy match between the recommendation letter and the individual applicant is possible.

    We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications or letters of recommendation that do not live up to the above-mentioned requirements.

    Apply online: ssl1.peoplexs.com/Peop[...]99366

    The further process:
    Shortlist: After expiry of the application deadline, the superior with power to appoint selects a number of applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. Applicants who were not passed for assessment should not expect further with regard to their application unless the shortlist is revised.

    Assessment: The selected applications will be assessed according to the Ministry Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities 2012 and the University of Copenhagen's guidelines 2013. The Assessment Committee makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.

    You can read about the recruitment process at employment.ku.dk/faculty/

    BRIC and University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

    DEADLINE

    Application deadline: 15 May 2017

    BACKGROUND

    The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is seeking a highly motivated researcher with strong skills in computational genomics to fill a postdoctoral fellow position. The aim of the fellow is to develop a quantitative framework for predicting antimicrobial resistance spread in clinical bacterial isolates from diverse generated large-scale genetic and phenotypic data.

    The goal of the encompassing international collaborative project is to predict and map drug targets for cell-to-cell horizontal transmission of antibiotics resistance. To this end, we are generating data from three different types of bacterial strains. First, we are performing large-scale experimental evolution experiments to map de novo mutations that confer changes to transmission ability. Second, we are phenotyping comprehensive collections of knockout and overexpression mutants to identify determinants of adaptation. Finally, we will sequence full genomes of, gather gene expression and proteomics data for, and deeply phenotype thousands of clinical isolates from the largest collection in Europe to find variants likely to alter resistance transmission properties. The first sets of experiments have been executed, and the bulk of the assays are expected to complete in 2017.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    The successful candidate will perform original research in quantitative modeling of these multimodal high throughput data to predict antimicrobial transmission for previously unobserved clinical isolates. It is important you have the ability to bridge from understanding the processes generating the measured data, to implementing computational pipelines to extract information, as well as creating and applying correct models for analysis. You are expected to make progress on your project as the first priority, while budgeting time for training in further skills, piloting new leads, and potentially collaborating on other related projects. To function effectively in a multidisciplinary, collaborative setting, you have to be able to communicate well with scientists from diverse backgrounds, and be a pleasant colleague.

    This position offers the opportunity to work at one of the world's leading genomic centres at the forefront of genomic research, in collaboration between computational groups with expertise in quantitative genomics (Parts, Sanger Institute) and evolutionary biology (Mustonen, University of Helsinki). You will have access to Sanger's computational resources, including a 15000+ core computational cluster, the largest in life science research in Europe, and multiple petabytes of high-speed cluster file systems. Our group also has laboratory space and access to core facilities, where we generate our own data with the help of dedicated staff. This provides an exciting opportunity for you to not only analyse the data, but to be actively involved in the planning and execution of large-scale experiments.

    We are part of a dynamic and collaborative environment at the Genome Campus and, although we seek someone who can work independently, you will have the opportunity to interact with researchers across many Programmes at the Institute. In particular, we often share interests with colleagues from other teams in the Cellular Genetics and Pathogen Genomics Programmes, as well as our neighbours at the European Bioinformatics Institute.

    REQUIREMENTS

    • Motivation to understand antibiotic resistance spread
    • PhD in a relevant subject area (Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology)
    • Experience with bacterial genomics
    • Ability to devise novel quantitative models, use relevant mathematics-heavy literature
    • Experience in formulating the world in statistical models and applying them to real data
    • Full working proficiency in a scripting language (e.g. Python, R, Perl), and UNIX/Linux
    • Ability to work independently, organise workload, and communicate ideas and results
    • Strong publishing record

    PREFERENCES

    • Knowledge of genomics and molecular biology
    • Previous experience in creating finished software
    • Full working proficiency in a compiled language (e.g. C, C++, D, Julia, Fortran)
    • Previous experience with implementing – omics data analysis pipelines on a cluster
    • Proven independent working style, problem solving, data analysis and generation of novel ideas

    COMPENSATION

    £31,115 to £39,004 plus excellent benefits.

    Our Benefits include: Defined Benefit Pension Scheme, Group Income Protection, Healthcare scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Nursery and 25 days Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays. We also have a gym, two cafes, a nursery, dining facilities, and a free campus Bus service. Our thriving Sports and Social Club provides many opportunities to meet with people working across the campus.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Click on the following link jobs.sanger.ac.uk/wd/p[...]06961

    Please submit a cover letter and CV with your application.

    DEADLINE

    Closing date: 15/04/2017

    POLICY

    Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.

    BACKGROUND

    Phenome Centre-Birmingham is a new major centre for providing national capability in state-of-the-art metabolic phenotyping applied to stratified medicine. The post holder will contribute significantly to the day-to-day operation of the Phenome Centre-Birmingham (PC-B) within the University of Birmingham, in particular by implementing an automated data processing pipeline, experimental design, and processing and statistical analysis of large scale MS and/or NMR based metabolomics datasets. In addition the post holder will collaborate with researchers within and external to the university (academic, industry, scientific instrument manufacturers), provide training and support in bioinformatics, and undertake independent research.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Main Duties:
    • To develop and conduct computational and statistical analyses of metabolomics datasets within the Phenome Centre-Birmingham, in particular of MS and/or NMR datasets analysed by both univariate and multivariate techniques
    • Implement an automated analysis pipeline for MS and/or NMR based metabolomics datasets
    • To undertake independent research in computational metabolomics, to develop the workflows for managing and analysing metabolomics datasets, for example using Galaxy software
    • To develop and maintain the computer hardware and software associated with the metabolomics laboratory
    • To train and assist postdoctoral researchers and PhD students in bioinformatics analyses of metabolomics datasets
    • To contribute to writing bids for research funding
    • Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding
    • Disseminate research findings for publication, research seminars, etc.
    • Undertake management/administration arising from research
    • Collect research data; this may be through a variety of research methods, such as scientific experimentation, literature reviews, and research interviews
    • Present research outputs, including drafting academic publications or parts thereof, for example at seminars and as posters
    • Provide guidance, as required, to support staff and any students who may be assisting with the research
    • Deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines

    REQUIREMENTS

    • PhD or equivalent experience in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Chemometrics or Computational Biology (all with metabolomics or related specialism)
    • Experience in the analysis of MS and/or NMR metabolomics datasets
    • Experience in statistical analyses, including multivariate and univariate methods
    • Experience in computer programming (e.g. python and R)
    • Experience in workflows, e.g. Galaxy
    • Experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills
    • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail
    • Ability to work on own initiative, manage time effectively, progress tasks concurrently and work to deadlines
    • Detailed knowledge of office safety
    • Ability to communicate complex information clearly
    • Fluency in relevant models, techniques or methods and ability to contribute to developing new ones
    • Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources effectively
    • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes

    LOCALE

    Birmingham, UK

    HOW TO APPLY

    Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Mark Viant (tel: +44 (0)121 414 2219 or email: M.Viant[at]bham.ac.uk) or Dr Warwick Dunn (tel: +44 (0)121 414 5458 or email: W.Dunn[at]bham.ac.uk).

    For further information and to apply visit atsv7.wcn.co.uk/sear[...]xNw==

    DEADLINE

    26th April 2017

    BACKGROUND

    We are seeking an experienced Senior Software Developer to join our development team providing informatics support for the High-Throughput Gene Editing team. We develop bioinformatics tools to assist in, for example, the design of genomic knockout constructs, CRISPR-Cas9 experiments and automated alignment analysis for quality control of targeted clones. Additionally, we develop web services to implement a LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) for tracking scientific data generated in our stem cell engineering lab, as well as more bespoke support for our research groups in mouse and human stem cell engineering. See www.sanger.ac.uk/scie[...]atics for more information on the work we do.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    You will become part of a relaxed but professional software development team, with access to world class computing resources and many opportunities for furthering your knowledge of programming for bioinformatics and genomics, whether within the web framework or on our extensive compute farm.

    This role involves gathering user requirements (in an informal way) and discussing the impact on current systems with the Senior Scientific Manager in the group and other members of the informatics team. We operate separate ticketing systems to manage user requirements and functional implementation. We develop primarily in modern Perl using a web stack based on PostgreSQL, Catalyst (for MVC support) and DBIx::Class. Legacy systems we still support use Oracle as the database layer. However, proficiency in programming any current language is more important than specific Perl experience.

    Our user interfaces rely more and more on JavaScript and we use the ExtJS framework for some of our views.

    There is substantial Perl expertise in the group and this opportunity could be a good way for appropriate candidates to get up-to-date with current Perl coding methodology.

    Our LIMS is used to support many other groups, both within the Sanger Institute and around the world. WGE is recognised as world class software for designing important genome editing experiments in many leading research groups.

    You will contribute code to our source code repositories on GitHub (github.com/htgt) as part of our collaborative and agile-enlightened approach to coding.

    We welcome applications equally from those who wish to work full time (37 hours) or for a minimum of 30 hours per week via a flexible working arrangement.

    REQUIREMENTS

    • Bachelor's degree or above in computer related sciences, or equivalent experience
    • Evidence of a high level of competence in a modern scripting language based on C-style syntax using a relational database
    • Ability to design and run complex database queries in SQL
    • Experience of developing and delivering a quality product within fixed deadlines
    • Ability to prioritise tasks to ensure the right things are done at the right time
    • Highly developed problem solving skills

    PREFERENCES

    • Programming in Modern Perl
    • Some experience with JavaScript programming and web development
    • Evidence of having successfully worked in a collaborative, project-focused software team
    • Evidence of having successfully created interfaces that link with and enable extraction/reporting/display of data from large, complex databases into a web environment
    • Experience and understanding of bioinformatics and familiarity with genome data

    LOCALE

    The Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease. We use state of the art large-scale genomic approaches to drive world-leading projects to uncover the basis of genetic and infectious disease. Our goal is to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens. The Institute is located near Cambridge, UK on the stunning Wellcome Genome Campus. This growing and dynamic site is the British hub of genomic science. It hosts the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), Open Targets, a Biodata Innovation Centre and will soon host Genomics England Limited's 100,000 Genomes Sequencing Centre. The Campus is also home to Wellcome Genome Campus Connecting Science. Connecting Science inspires new thinking, sparks conversation and supports learning by drawing on the ground-breaking research taking place on the Campus. Its mission is to enable everyone to explore genomic science and its impact on research, health and society. To help researchers to develop their skills and networks, the Institute hosts a range of scientific seminars with internal and invited speakers, scientific group meetings and skills development workshops.

    COMPENSATION

    £31,498 - £39,729 pa depending on experience

    Our Benefits include: Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, Group Income Protection, Healthcare scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Workplace Nursery and 25 days Annual Leave, increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 30, plus Bank Holidays. We also have a gym, two cafes, dining facilities, and a free campus bus service. Our thriving Sports and Social Club provides many opportunities to meet with people working across the campus.

    HOW TO APPLY

    To apply click on the link: jobs.sanger.ac.uk/wd/p[...]08547

    Please include a covering letter and CV with your application.

    DEADLINE

    Closing date: 23rd April 2017

    POLICY

    Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.
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