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Senior Bioinformatician and Administrator (fixed term)

University of Nottingham - Plant & Crop Sciences

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £30,395 to £39,609
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd August 2019
Closes: 23rd September 2019
Job Ref: SCI288219

Location: Sutton Bonington

Salary:

£30,395 to £39,609 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

This post provides an opportunity for the role holder to apply and develop skills within the fields of e-commerce, bioinformatics and systems biology. The NASC project (running since 1991) has over one million complex biological items in a bespoke not-for-profit e-commerce site distributing ~150,000 physical items p/a worldwide.

The successful candidate will ensure that our virtualised germplasm resources, online catalogue, underlying SQL database(s) and associated APIs and RESTful Web Services are developed, curated and proactively deployed. They will also participate in the management of our programmer/curator team and lead a project to federate our services in harmony with longstanding US collaborators.

Candidates must have a higher degree or equivalent apprenticeship in bioinformatics or a computer science. A good working knowledge of LINUZ/UNIX Windows and MacOSX is essential, as is the ability to demonstrate significant skills in PERL, MySQL and Servoy.

Evidence of individual drive, practical initiative, operational responsibility and proven aptitude for teamwork will be advantageous.

This is a fixed-term post until 31 October 2021, available immediately. Hours of work are full-time, however job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to email sean.may@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit; www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/applyingfromoverseas/index2.aspx

   
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