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Polygenic Risk Score Catalog Developer

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Recruiter: The Wellcome Sanger Institute
Listed on: 18th August 2019
Location: Hinxton
Salary/Rate: £41259 - £49922
Type: Permanent

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Salary range: £41,259 to £49,922pa plus benefitsFixed-term: 3 yearsThe OpportunityWe seek an experienced software developer/bioinformatician to develop a polygenic score (PGS) catalog to house and distribute resources that support both research and clinical uses. The database will contain the information necessary for both research and clinical uses of PGS (e.g. SNP information, sample/cohort information, score development details, benchmarking), with strong links to the NHGRI-EBI GWAS catalog. The catalog will be a one-stop-shop for PGS for a wide range of diseases (e.g. CVD, breast cancer, diabetes) and traits.About youThe role requires a developer to create a production quality website. You will be a strong web developer and programmer, but also be comfortable working with biological data and problems. You will be flexible and be willing to learn new languages to find the right tool for the right problem. Responsible for the development and maintenance of the PGS catalog software using a variety of tools, frameworks and technologies, you will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skill in order to work effectively with non-technical biologists and scientific developers to maintain a strong focus on the biological requirements of the catalog.More about the HDR ProgrammeHealth Data Research UK is the new national institute for data science for health, which is being established in 2018 with long term (10 year+) funding support from research councils, UKRI, charitable and governmental research funders. The mission of HDR UK is to drive improvements in the health tripartite of patients and populations through research at regional and national scale. To deliver this mission, the Wellcome Sanger Institute (WSI), EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), and the University of Cambridge (UoC) and its associated hospitals came together as the HDR Cambridge partnership.Health Data Research UK is funded by UK Research and Innovation, Department of Health (England) and the UK devolved administrations, and leading medical research charities.Essential Skills
Hold an undergraduate degree in biology or have several years experience working in a bioinformatics environmentBe an experienced programmer willing to learn new languages to find the right tool for the right problemHave a good understanding of all aspects of full stack development, including Python (Django), SQL, Javascript and HTMLExperience of working in a Unix/Linux environmentExperience of working with version control technologies, ideally Git or SVNBe able to work with non-technical biologists and scientific developers to gather requirements Ability to develop effective relationships with a range of people, including non-technical users of the catalog.Self-motivated, able to work to targets both independently and within a team environment.Excellent communication and effective team-working skills, with the ability to influence and negotiate effectively.Excellent analytical and problem-solving skillsOther 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.Our Campus: Set over 125 acres, the stunning and dynamic Wellcome Genome Campus is the biggest aggregate concentration of people in the world working on the common theme of Genomes and BioData. It brings together a diverse and exceptional scientific community, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale and imagination to pursue some of humanity's greatest challenges.Our Benefits: Our employees have access to a comprehensive range of benefits and facilities including:Group Defined Contribution Pension Scheme and Life AssuranceGroup Income ProtectionPrivate Health Insurance25 days annual leave, increasing by one day a year to a maximum of 30Family friendly environment including options for flexible and part-time working, a childcare voucher scheme, Campus Nursery and Summer holiday clubTwo days paid Employee Volunteering Leave a yearEmployee Discount SchemeCampus Gym, tennis courts, and sports hall plus a range of dining facilitiesActive Campus Sports and Social ClubFree Campus Bus ServiceGenome Research Limited hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and will consider all individuals without discrimination and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, where everyone can thrive.Please include a CV and cover letter with your application
Closing date: 15 September 2019