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Senior Web Developer - COSMIC
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Recruiter: Wellcome Sanger Institute
Listed on: 26th October
Location: Cambridge
Salary/Rate: £40,850 - £49,428
Salary Notes: Competitive
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 83270_1540553649
Contact Name: The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Salary in the region of £40,850 - £49,428 (dependent on experience) plus excellent benefits

Permanent / Open Contract

A revolution is underway in health informatics, with genetics increasingly important in understanding human health and disease. COSMIC (http://cancer.sanger.ac.uk/), a database of genetic mutations in cancer, is a major resource in cancer research, used by over 3000 scientists every day across the informatics, diagnostic and pharmaceutical industries. We are expanding rapidly and developing a range of new services to support multiple academic and industrial research efforts.

As a Senior Web Developer with COSMIC, you will be at the heart of our development efforts in this fast-moving discipline. Working closely with our scientists, bioinformaticians and web developers, you will play an important role in improving the ways in which we curate, analyse and display information. You will help to ensure that COSMIC remains a world-leading resource for scientists researching new approaches to understanding and treating cancer.

We are in the process of large-scale redevelopment of the COSMIC database, APIs, internal tooling, and external web app. This presents a unique opportunity for a talented full-stack developer to truly make their mark, working within the COSMIC web team, with developers and our UX lead, to build the new COSMIC platform.

While we are keen to find a developer with practical experience of modern JavaScript web apps, we recognise that many of the technologies we're using are only just reaching maturity. So, if you're passionate about using latest technologies but haven't got years of experience, we'd still love to hear from you.

We are open to a range of flexible working options including part-time or full-time employment as well as flexible hours.

Other information

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre and committed to training the next generation of genome scientists. Focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease and a world leader in the genomic revolution, our mission is to use genome sequences to advance understanding of human and pathogen biology in order to improve human health. We aim to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens. Our science is large-scale and organised into Programmes, led by our Faculty who conceive and deliver our science, and supported by our Scientific Operations teams responsible for all data production pipelines at the Institute.

Genome Research Limited is an Equal Opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and promoting equality in careers in science, we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and have an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programme of activity. We will consider all applicants without discrimination on grounds of disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. We are open to a range of UK-based flexible working options including part-time or full-time employment as well as flexible hours due to caring or other commitments.

Please include a covering letter and CV with your application. Closing date: 21st November 2018


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