Contract Length: 3 Years
We are recruiting a Scientific Programmer for the Pathogen Informatics team, a software development and support team in the Parasites and Microbes department at the Wellcome Sanger Institute.
About Us/The Role:
The Pathogen Informatics team embrace agile methods and promote open source software development. In close collaboration with the scientists on site, we develop workflows and platforms to productionize large-scale surveillance activities for infectious diseases, such as malaria, pneumonia and COVID-19. We also support the scientists by developing and deploying software and services that advance their research, and provide direct informatics advice. As a dynamic team we share all elements of our work, so you would be involved in a variety of different projects, with a focus on developing workflows for the processing of high-throughput genomic data, and making sure that they produce consistent and biologically meaningful results.
We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic problem solver who can bridge the gap between science and software development. You might have a background in bioinformatics or a related field and now want to expand your programming skills. You might as well have a background in a computer science discipline and now want to apply your skills to answer biological questions. In either case you are passionate about writing clean and robust code, enjoy finding new solutions to technical challenges, and are keen to share and discuss your approaches with the team. Most importantly, you are motivated to support the science and make a difference in the fight on infectious diseases to improve global health.
Closing Date: 20th July 2020
Please apply with a Cover Letter and CV outlining your suitability for the role.About Us
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. 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.
There’s an attractive benefits package on offer at the Wellcome Genome 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 Wellcome Genome Campus you will be part of the beautiful working environment with an impressive range of benefits, services and facilities also including:
Find out more about our Wellcome Genome Campus.
We have recently been awarded an Athena SWAN Silver Award. We will consider all individuals without discrimination and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, where everyone can thrive.
|Salary:||£42,002 to £50,313 (Grade 2)|
|Placed On:||30th June 2020|
|Closes:||20th July 2020|
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