|Recruiter:||The Wellcome Sanger Institute|
|Listed on:||13th September|
|Salary/Rate:||£41,259 - £58,432|
|Contact Name:||The Wellcome Sanger Institute|
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We are looking to recruit a Senior/Principal Software Developer (grade dependent on skills and experience) to join a major international research project, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, that aims to sequence the genomes of a large collection of Streptococcus agalactiae samples to inform global disease prevention strategies. About you We are seeking to appoint a talented, enthusiastic and motivated individual who enjoys developing software solutions for the curation and analytics of large-scale biological datasets. The role would suit somebody with a degree in a computer science discipline and several years of practical experience developing software in large or complex projects, who is a confident user of UNIX systems, and feels at home both in the back-end and the front-end world. About the role The role will involve developing a software system for the management, analysis and visualisation of large genomic datasets. It will also require maintenance of the existing software infrastructure as well as working closely with the other team members to understand scientific software requirements and providing input for strategic decisions relating to the team's informatics operations. About the team The post will be within the Genomics of Pneumonia and Meningitis team that belongs to the Parasites and Microbes Programme at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. The Institute has a world class record of pioneering the use of large-scale genomic data analysis to understand pathogen biology, epidemiology and evolution. You will join a team that is engaged in many exciting research topics such as pathogen person-to-person transmission, global spread, acquisition of antimicrobial resistance and changes in pathogen population in response to vaccine implementation. Our studies are supported by genomic, clinical and epidemiological data for thousands of samples providing opportunity for well-powered analyses. We are a multi-disciplinary team that combines the expertise of microbiologists, mathematicians, and bioinformaticians. We also work in strong collaboration with our Pathogen Informatics group. For more information about the team please see Genomics of Pneumonia and Meningitis. For informal enquiries about the post please contact Stephen Bentley ()
The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a world leading genomics research centre. We undertake large-scale research that forms the foundations of knowledge in biology and medicine. We are open and collaborative; we share our data, results, tools and technologies across the world to advance science. Our findings are used to improve health and to understand life on Earth. Find out more at www.sanger.ac.uk or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Youtube and on our Blog
Set across 130 acres, just outside of Cambridge, The Sanger Institute is located on the stunning Wellcome Genome Campus. Home to some of the world's foremost institutes and organisations in genomics and computational biology, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale, and creativity to solve some of humanity's greatest challenges.
There's an attractive benefits package on offer at the Genome Wellcome Campus. We appreciate the importance of achieving work-life balance and support this with a number of family and carer-friendly policies. Plus a flexible working policy for those who may wish to amend their working pattern or arrangement.
As well as the usual benefits you would expect, we go much further:
Being part of the Genome Wellcome Campus you will be part of the beautiful working environment with an impressive range of benefits, services and facilities also including:
To find out more about our Genome Wellcome Campus, see here
We 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 covering letter and CV with your application. Closing date: 13 October 2019