Computational Scientist in Metagenomics

King's College London - Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology

The salary will be paid at Grade 6, £32,958 to £39,324 per annum, plus £2,923 per annum London Weighting Allowance.

This post will be Fixed Term for 12 months.

This is a Full-time post.   

Applications are invited for a Computational scientist in metagenomics at the Department of Twin Research, King’s College London. The successful candidate will play a central role in the development of the bioinformatics platform for metagenomics data processing, annotation, and their integration with phenotypic/genotypic and multi –omics data. The work will be based on the largest UK twin-based resource, one of the best phenotyped group of people in the world, and the successful candidate will have the chance to be a key player in a multidisciplinary research team.

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant subject. Applicants are expected to have outstanding programming skills in R, Unix shell scripting, and in at least a programming language (e.g., Java, C++) and in a scripting language (e.g., Python, Ruby). The candidate will be additionally trained in cloud computing. A solid publication record as well as a proved experience in scientific software development will be advantageous.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Dr Mario Falchi mario.falchi@kcl.ac.uk or Dr Alessia Visconti alessia.visconti@kcl.ac.uk

The selection process will include a panel interview.

To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 10 September 2017

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