We are looking for a versatile Developer/Bioinformatician who cares about open access to scientific data and putting FAIR principles into practice while working with one of the most valuable and high-profile data collections in genomics.
This is an opportunity to contribute to the ongoing development and sharing of resources initially established by the 1000 Genomes Project (https://www.internationalgenome.org), a foundational project in human genomics. The International Genome Sample Resource (IGSR), based at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), builds on the 1000 Genomes Project, maintaining and expanding its openly consented reference resources, which are heavily used by the scientific community. This expansion is further driven via the Human Genome Structural Variation Consortium (HGSVC) and the Human Pangenome Reference Consortium (HPRC). We are seeking to recruit an experienced and highly motivated Developer/Bioinformatician to join this effort.
Your primary responsibilities will include:
You will have experience of working in a production development environment, working on a shared codebase, meeting specifications and working to deadlines. You will also have experience of working collaboratively in a scientific environment, demonstrating an ability for clear and accurate technical communication.
You will be comfortable working in a UNIX/Linux environment and have extensive and demonstrable programming experience, preferably using OOP. In addition, you will demonstrate a willingness to learn the range of technologies used by the project and new technologies as needed. You will have experience of RDBMS, preferably with MySQL.
We are seeking highly motivated candidates with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You must have curiosity, initiative and a willingness to learn. You will work both independently and as part of a closely interacting team of international scientists.
Why join us
EMBL-EBI is a worldwide leader in bioinformatics. We encourage personal and professional development and are committed to ensuring our employees feel valued, supported and empowered to reach their potential at work.
Surrounded by beautiful South Cambridgeshire countryside, our state-of-the-art Campus provides employees with a relaxed atmosphere where the pursuit of scientific discovery and meaningful work, underpin every role. In addition, our employees have access to a wide range of benefits including: