An exciting new opportunity has arisen within S-CORT, a consortium recently funded by the Medical Research Council and Cancer Research-UK to further investigate stratification in colorectal cancer and to develop clinical stratifiers to aid clinical management.
This post will be located in the Bioinformatics Core in the Department of Oncology and the project will be overseen by the investigators: Professors Maughan (clinical), Tomlinson (genetics) and Holmes (statistics).
The role will lead the database development for the S-CORT Consortium, notably database schema and web front-end design, and where appropriate for the infrastructure for the Bioinformatics Core and frameworks for high-throughput data processing and integration. The role will also involve maintenance of the S-CORT high-performance computing cluster, storage and backup systems, databases, web servers and web applications and provide technical assistance to the Consortium and where appropriate to the core.
This is a diverse role, and will involve contributing to database and software development projects at all stages of their lifecycle:
- You will have a PhD in a relevant subject area such as computer science or bioinformatics.
- Evidence of a high level of competence in one or more of Java, C/C#, Perl, PHP and Python; including the use of one or more of these languages to develop or make a significant contribution to a software/database application that has had a commercial or scientific impact is also essential.
- You will also have proven expertise in web application programming techniques from the underlying transport protocols (HTTP, SSL), through application protocols (SOAP, JSON, MIME, WebDAV), through presentation languages (HTML, CSS), and onwards to interactive web technologies (DHTML, AJAX).
This is a full-time post and is offered for a fixed-term of 3 years in the first instance.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 6 August 2015