Salary: upto £44525 plus excellent benefits
Fixed-term until: 30th September 2019
We are seeking an experienced web developer to work on an exciting and progressive project between the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and The Centre for Genomic Pathogen Surveillance (CGPS).
The role is focussed on providing generic data flow components to aid the linkage and interpretation of genomic and epidemiological information to inform understanding of the spread of pathogenic organisms.
To understand the spread of pathogens, data on their location, in both time and space, their public health impact, their likelihood of causing disease and other epidemiological data, often housed in different systems, need to be brought together and visualised in ways that enable public health workers and officials to inform decisions. Increasingly, genomic data are used to assess similarity between different samples and offer a huge leap in our understanding.
Bringing these data together provides exciting challenges, both logistically and from a data science and software development perspective.
You will help to assess data requirements, liaise with our core team of developers and implement a number of data flow components for pilot utility with a number of groups at the CDC. A set of reusable components will form the basis of a generic system focussed on open re-use both within the CDC and for broader utility within other CGPS projects and the wider community.
You will be a highly motivated and capable web developer with an enthusiasm for implementing generic, flexible and adaptable software components linked to interactive front-end visualisation tools such as Microreact.org.
Based at the Wellcome Genome Campus you will work with a team of developers, data scientists and genomic epidemiologists driven to provide interpretation tools to translate a wealth of genomic and epidemiological data into interfaces and outputs that can inform public health decision-making. Examples of existing applications that highlight technologies include
Microreact , Epicollect5 and WGSA.
Qualifications A degree (BSc/MSc) in Computer Science/ Bioinformatics or equivalent and substantial relevant experience. (E) Experience Experience in front-end web application development Design and management of a distributed multi-server system. Linux VM setup and provisioning, preferably Ubuntu.
Skills & Abilities
System administration and scripting
Front-end web application development
A high level of communication skills to be able to elicit complex requirements from, and convey complex requirements to, groups with differing technical backgrounds
Ability to prioritise tasks, organise work effectively and crucially, work within a team environment.
Excellent problem solving skills.
Ability to communicate and give positive input and discussion at meetings
Other information The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre and committed to training the next generation of genome scientists. Focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease and a world leader in the genomic revolution, our mission is to use genome sequences to advance understanding of human and pathogen biology in order to improve human health. We aim to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens. Our science is large-scale and organised into Programmes, led by our Faculty who conceive and deliver our science, and supported by our Scientific Operations teams responsible for all data production pipelines at the Institute. Our Campus: Set over 125 acres, the stunning and dynamic Wellcome Genome Campus is the biggest aggregate concentration of people in the world working on the common theme of Genomes and BioData. It brings together a diverse and extraordinary scientific community, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale and imagination to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges. The Campus is a community of organisations working in genomic research, enterprise, education and discourse. It is home to some of the world's foremost institutes and organisations in genomics and computational biology, including the Wellcome Sanger Institute which is the largest organisation on Campus, the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Open Targets and Genomics England. Also located here is Connecting Science - its mission is to enable everyone to explore genomic science and its impact on research, health and society by drawing on the ground-breaking research taking place on the Campus. Genome Research Limited is an Equal Opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to gender equality and promoting women’s careers in science, we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award. We will consider all applicants without discrimination on grounds of disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. Please include a covering letter and CV with your application.
Closing date for applications: 12 April 2018