|Job Title:||Scientific Programmer|
|Employer:||Ensembl Project, based at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)|
|Job Location:||EMBL-EBI Hinxton near Cambridge, UK|
The Ensembl Project, based at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), is one of the leading providers of genome annotation. We seek a talented and experienced programmer to join our Variation Annotation team.
The Scientific Programmer will work as part of the Variation Annotation team whose responsibilities will include:
The EMBL-EBI is part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and is Europe's leading provider of information services to biological researchers in academia and industry. The institute is located on the Wellcome Genome Campus at Hinxton, near Cambridge, UK. We enjoy many benefits including sports facilities, a free shuttle bus to Cambridge and other nearby centres, and an attractive working environment set in 55 acres of parkland. Our salary scales are very competitive. For further information please visit www.ebi.ac.uk
Qualifications and Experience
You should have a first degree and either a higher degree or equivalent experience in genetics, biological or computational sciences.
You will have several years experience of working in a production development environment, ideally creating both efficient large-scale data analysis pipelines and user-friendly tools and APIs. You should be familiar with all stages of the software development process and be used to working to deadlines. Experience of managing genomics data and working with bioinformatics or statistical tools will be an advantage.
You will be comfortable working in a UNIX/Linux environment and have extensive programming experience, preferably using OOP. Ideally, you will have a strong knowledge of Perl; familiarity with Python and C will also be an advantage. You will have experience of RDMS, preferably with MySQL. Familiarity with the Ensembl APIs will be an advantage.
We are seeking highly motivated candidates with good communication and interpersonal skills. You must have scientific curiosity and initiative. You will work both independently and as part of a closely interacting team of international scientists. Skill in delivering a high quality product with excellent attention to detail is essential.
EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme and health insurance, educational and other family related benefits where applicable, as well as financial support for relocation and installation.
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