Job:Senior Bioinformatician / Developer (Genome Annotation), Earlham Institute, Norwich, UK (5 days left to apply)
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The Earlham Institute (EI) is seeking an enthusiastic and focused Senior Bioinformatician/Developer to join the Core Bioinformatics Group.

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The role:

This post will focus on developing novel software tools and bioinformatic pipelines for large scale annotation of genomes from a range of species including plants, mammals and fish. The developed pipelines and software infrastructure will feed into several large collaborative projects including: the international Earth BioGenome and 10+ Wheat Genome projects.

A key aspect will be improving gene structure annotation to support comparative analyses across related species. The candidate will work with other developers to improve existing tools developed in the group (Mikado, Portcullis) as well as working with researchers to develop and publish new pipelines and software. The successful candidate will collaborate with biologists and computational scientists from the UK and international institutions.

Furthermore, the role will develop scalable and robust methods to identify transcript structures and analyse transcriptome complexity in eukaryotic species with large, repeat rich and polyploid genomes. The role will involve working with data from cutting edge sequencing technologies including PacBio IsoSeq and Nanopore.

Required qualifications and experience:

The successful candidate will possess a PhD or equivalent experience in either computational science, computational biology, bioinformatics or a similar subject. They will also have a keen interest in software development and ideally (though not essential) experience in large scale data analysis including transcriptomics and genome annotation.

Candidates should possess a high level of skill and demonstrable experience of building tools and pipelines in Python, along with R and Bash scripting. Experience of the snakemake workflow management system is preferable. The ideal candidate will also be highly collaborative and have demonstrable experience of successfully managing their time to deliver analyses and input into multiple projects.

Additional information:

Appointments made at Bioinformatician / Developer level (grade SC6) will attract an annual salary of £31,625 - £38,575 Appointments made at Senior Bioinformatician / Developer level (grade SC5) will attract an annual salary of £39,990 - £48,775. Salaries are dependent on qualifications and experience. This is a full time post for a period of 3 years in the first instance.

As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy.

The closing date for applications will be 11th September 2019. Please note, this advert may close early should sufficient applications be received.

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