Lead Developer - Idea 2 Innovation Translational Project

The Francis Crick Institute

Contract: Fixed-term (1 year), full time

An exciting opportunity to be part of a pioneering biomedical research institute, dedicated to innovation and science. We are looking for a talented programmer, who will explore, implement and test tools for the efficient extraction of data from scientific text, and generate comprehensive knowledge-graphs. The ideal candidate should display great flexibility in adopting different platforms and computational methods.

Project scope

We are an early start-up project at the Francis Crick Institute. We aim to design tools to aid scientists and non-scientists to get better access to the ever-growing body of scientific knowledge. The role is to establish the framework for automatic data extraction from scientific literature. The techniques considered include standard NLP tools as well as deep-learning approaches. The successful candidate will develop high quality solutions using latest the technologies and provide software development expertise and will build a versatile, responsive, public facing application in line with business requirements. They will also understand and analyse semantic relationships and develop entity extraction techniques.

About us

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.

The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under in one building in Europe.

The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; public engagement; and helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy.

  • If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply via our https://goo.gl/P51MKq .
  • The closing date for applications is 21 January 2018 at 23:30.
  • All offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.



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