[BioC] Scientific Programmer: Next Gen Sequencing / AYB at European Bioinformatics Institute - Cambridge, UK
whuber at embl.de
Mon Jul 20 16:21:22 CEST 2009
The Goldman group at the EBI are looking for an experienced scientific
programmer to produce software implementing techniques, explored in an
existing project, in a manner that is suitable for use within production
environments. S/he will also provide initial support to users.
The scientific programmer will produce, test, document, maintain,
distribute and support code implementing a new statistical method called
"AYB" - (see http://www.ebi.ac.uk/goldman/AYB) which has been developed
at the EBI. This method analyses data from high-throughput sequencing
systems; specifically, the base-calling component of the Illumina GA
pipeline. In addition, the post holder should combine these duties with
research into further development of the AYB methodology. The scientific
programmer will report to the AYB project leaders at the EBI and will
collaborate with scientists at EBI and other research institutes. Some
travel, including international, is expected in the user support role.
The successful candidate will have a first degree in a highly numerate
subject such as maths, statistics, computer science or engineering and a
relevant post-graduate qualification would be advantageous. S/he will
have a minimum of 3 years experience of software engineering, including
successful completion of multiple projects and have proven ability to
implement complex numerical methods in robust, easy to use software
suitable for non-experts. Experience of development of novel
computationally-intensive data analysis methods would also be advantage
as would experience of working in a research environment.
It is essential that the scientific programmer has experience of C/C++
programming and software engineering (build systems, version control,
unit testing), on both Windows and Unix platforms and have informal
experience with several distinct programming language families. Other
languages would also prove highly beneficial.
The ideal candidate will have excellent communication both written and
oral and interpersonal skills and have the ability to work within a
small team, seeking advice from others when needed.Experience of
providing user support (helpdesk/e-mail/in person) would be highly
An initial contract of 2 years will be offered to the successful
candidate. This can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time
European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
SALARY & BENEFITS: Competitive.
HOW TO APPLY:
For further information please visit
http://www.ebi.ac.uk/goldman/jobs.html , http://www.embl.org/ and
http://www.ebi.ac.uk/. To apply, please email a cover letter, CV (in
English) and contact information of three professional references
quoting ref. no. AC/09/058/EBI in the subject line, to:
applications at ebi.ac.uk.
DEADLINE: July 26, 2009
EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive
conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research
organisation. Please note that special visa requirements apply to
persons from countries outside the EU coming to work at EMBL-EBI in the
UK. This period of work will not count as qualifying time in the Highly
Skilled Migrant Programme.
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