The Earlham Institute (EI) is seeking an enthusiastic and focused Senior Bioinformatician/Developer to join the Core Bioinformatics Group.
The successful candidate will be responsible for designing, implementing, testing and maintaining production-quality, high-throughput computational pipelines that assure timely and accurate processing of sequencing data from EI’s numerous and varied sequencing platforms. The post-holder will work alongside members of our Genomics Pipelines and Project Management teams to develop and implement application-specific quality metrics, increase automation of tasks and assess new sequencing applications.
The role will also involve working on a wide variety of bioinformatics projects in conjunction with our internal science faculty as well as external customers and collaborators. Projects will range in scale, type and complexity, from variant calling analyses on single model organisms, to large scale de novo genome assembly and annotation of complex eukaryotic species. The role will involve developing novel methods and algorithms plus extending and maintaining existing pipelines and automating workflows.
Required qualifications and experience:
The successful candidate will possess a PhD or equivalent experience in computational biology, computer science or bioinformatics.
They will have a high level of skill of Python and additional knowledge in Java or C++, demonstrable experience of developing production-quality software (preferably working as part of a team responsible for pipeline delivery) and familiarity of developing applications to run in a high-performance computing environment.
Extensive and broad experience in the computational analysis of NGS datasets as well as good project management and interpersonal skills are required.
Salary on appointment will be within the range £39,150 to £47,850 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This is a fulltime contract for a period of 3 years.
Closing date is the 16th September 2018.