Senior Software Developer

MRC Mammalian Genetics Unit

Fixed Term until 31 July 2020

You will be joining a rapidly growing, vibrant team at a leading international research institute studying mouse genetics and functional genomics.  This is an opportunity to join a large group of developers, data wranglers and bioinformatics researchers while working in an academic environment. The IMPC Data Coordination Centre (DCC) supports the informatics infrastructure pipeline that captures the data from each of the 10 contributing centres, supports the quality control and ensures the data is analysed and disseminated on the IMPC web portal (  

Our institute ( investigates a wide variety of mouse models to enhance our understanding of the molecular and genetic basis of physiology and disease. The wider Informatics group develops computational methods to explore the large volumes of data generated by our projects and disseminate the results to the wider scientific community as well as supporting the overall IT infrastructure of the site.

You will have:

  • Computer science and/or software development training and background up to BSc/MSc level or comparable relevant experience
  • Experience in developing web platforms and web application programming
  • Experience programming in a modern object orientated language such as Java or Python
  • Proven experience analysing and displaying large complex datasets

Choosing to come to work at the MRC (as part of UKRI from 1st April 2018) means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits from a defined benefit pension scheme and excellent holiday entitlement to access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme.

Full details of this post and how to apply can be found at

Closing Date: 29 March 2018  

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