Salary range: £31498 to £39729 plus excellent benefits
3 Year Fixed Term Contract
Are you an enthusiastic experienced web developer keen to enable the community to fight disease?
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is tackling some of the most difficult challenges in genomic research to push the boundaries of our understanding of life in ever new and exciting ways. We have an exciting opportunity for you to work within a team of developers alongside world renowned Scientists setting up a website which allows community based annotation of protozoan parasites and pathogenic fungi genomes.
Join us to develop infrastructure that will enable biologists to curate and annotate the genomes. You will join an international collaboration involving software developers from the EuPathDB project at the Universities of Pennsylvania and Georgia, curators from the University of Liverpool, as well as researchers and developers in the Infection Genomics program at the Sanger Institute. Through the collaboration we manually annotate and update genomes for important pathogens. To address the need for annotation across a growing list of genomes, you will help to streamline the annotation process and enable greater community participation.
Adapt Web Appollo (http://gmod.org/wiki/WebApollo) for use with our in-house database instance of chado (http://gmod.org/wiki/Chado ). Communicate directly with the Web Appollo development community about new implementations Adapt our existing Companion annotation server (http://companion.sanger.ac.uk) to cope with several new challenges associated with fungal genomes. 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 and the collaborating institute.