Senior Bioinformatician / Developer (Analysis Pipelines) at Earlham Institute

Applications are invited for a Senior Bioinformatician / Developer to join the Laboratory of Dr David Swarbreck in the Digital Biology Programme at the Earlham Institute, based in Norwich, UK.


The Core Bioinformatics Group employ cutting edge technologies and computational approaches to deliver high-quality data analysis and develop software and analysis pipelines that support the Institute’s Core Research Programmes and UK Research community via the National Capability in Genomics and Single Cell Analysis (NCGS).

The role:

The successful candidate will be responsible for designing, developing, maintaining and running production-quality, high-throughput computational pipelines that assure timely and accurate processing of sequencing data from EI’s numerous and varied sequencing platforms. They will utilise EI’s considerable high performance computational resources to analyse data from the latest sequencing technologies using a combination of EI developed and publicly available tools. The role will work independently and closely with Bioinformatics Scientists, Analysts and other specialists to implement and augment data analysis software and pipelines according to requirements and specifications and support members of the group in developing new software. They will be responsible for disseminating research findings through attendance at international conferences, and publishing results in leading scientific journals or through other relevant media.

As part of the Core Bioinformatics Group you will:
• Build scalable, tested and validated informatics pipelines automating analysis of sequence data for a diverse range of applications.
• Design and develop specialised sequencing QC pipelines for different sequencing platforms and applications, run analysis and assess QC metrics in conjunction with our sequencing teams.
• Run analysis workflows on a range of data types in conjunction with internal faculty and external collaborators/customers.
• Developing scripts and plugins for existing software.
• Define guidelines and generate documentation to support analysis workflows.
• Collaborate with UK and international partners.
• Work independently and collaboratively on multiple projects in parallel.

The ideal candidate:

The successful candidate will possess a PhD or equivalent experience in computational biology, bioinformatics or computer science and have a high level of skill of Python with additional knowledge in Java or C++ beneficial, demonstrable experience of developing production-quality software 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. Recent or current PhD students in their final year are also encouraged to apply as are applicants without a PhD but with equivalent experience.

Additional information:

Salary on appointment will be within the range £41,193 to £50,448 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full-time post for a contract of 30 months.

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our website or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or quoting reference 1004033.

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 30th September 2021.

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