Question: Scientific Programmer: Next Gen Sequencing / AYB at European Bioinformatics Institute - Cambridge, UK
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8.6 years ago by
EMBL European Molecular Biology Laboratory
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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 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. REQUIREMENTS: 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 desirable. TERMS: An initial contract of 2 years will be offered to the successful candidate. This can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of review. LOCALE: European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom. SALARY & BENEFITS: Competitive. HOW TO APPLY: For further information please visit , and 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 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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