Job: Web Developer: Health Informatics (Cancer), Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK
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Web Developer: Health Informatics (Cancer)

Salary range: £24,589 up to £30,995, dependent on experience, plus excellent benefits

Are you an enthusiastic web developer keen to join the revolution?

Are you looking to exercise your skills working alongside world renowned Scientists?

If yes, then the Sanger Institute is calling.

We have an exciting opportunity for you to work within a team of developers managing a database and website which allows scientists to explore the genetics of cancer diseases.

A revolution is underway in health informatics, with genetics increasingly important in understanding human health and disease; our database, COSMIC (, is a world-leading resource in cancer research supporting a broad audience of scientists. Keen to join this revolution as part of the COSMIC web team, you are an enthusiastic web developer, either a new graduate or with some previous experience.

In this position, you will be responsible for all aspects of maintaining and updating the website content including managing the release of new information. You will also have an immediate impact on improving the codebase and the procedures underpinning COSMIC’s web presence and be involved in evolving the website, as we incorporate the latest web technologies and visualisation methods.

Our Benefits include: Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, Group Income Protection, Healthcare scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Workplace Nursery and 25 days Annual Leave, increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 30, plus Bank Holidays. We also have a gym, two cafes, dining facilities, and a free campus bus service. Our thriving Sports and Social Club provides many opportunities to meet with people working across the campus.

Essential Skills

•Front-end web development skills including HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery •Good knowledge of Perl, Python or other similar web development programming languages •Proven ability to write clean, consistent and secure code, adhering to programming standards •‘Can do’ positive attitude to any situation, with the ability to problem solve under pressure •Ability to work both individually and as part of a team •Ability to multi-task, prioritise and work on own initiative

Ideal Skills

•Prior experience with Linux command line •Some knowledge of version control systems such as SVN or GIT •Experience of working with the Dancer framework and/or Nginx. •Experience of database driven websites, eg Oracle or MySQL

Other information

The Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease. We use state of the art large-scale genomic approaches to drive world-leading projects to uncover the basis of genetic and infectious disease. Our goal is to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens.

The Institute is located near Cambridge, UK on the stunning Wellcome Genome Campus. This growing and dynamic site is the British hub of genomic science. It hosts the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), Open Targets, a Biodata Innovation Centre and will soon host Genomics England Limited’s 100,000 Genomes Sequencing Centre. The Campus is also home to Wellcome Genome Campus Connecting Science. Connecting Science inspires new thinking, sparks conversation and supports learning by drawing on the ground-breaking research taking place on the Campus. Its mission is to enable everyone to explore genomic science and its impact on research, health and society.

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.

Please submitt a CV and cover letter with your application:

Closing Date: 18th January 2017

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