We’re looking for a developer to work on comparative genomics analysis including gene trees, homologues and whole genome alignments. We’re looking for PhDs in molecular biology or bioinformatics with experience in object oriented programming, comparative genomics and high performance computing. Closes 12th June.
|Location:||EMBL-EBI, Hinxton near Cambridge, UK|
|Staff Category:||Staff Member|
|Contract Duration:||3 years|
|Grading:||5 (monthly salary starting at £2,632 after tax)|
|Closing Date:||12 June 2019|
The Ensembl platform provides access to over 40,000 genomes served from one of the world’s largest computer resources for genomic analysis. We develop open source software which, along with our data, is available to all without restriction. Thousands of scientists worldwide depend on access to these data and software to aid their research and push our understanding of the genome. Genomics is one of the fastest growing areas of science with the ability to deliver advances in human health, food security and in an ageing population. Large-scale sequencing projects are now collecting genome sequences from hundreds of new species, and further orders of magnitude will be reached in the next years through the Vertebrate Genomes Project and other efforts. These data will contribute to improving our knowledge and understanding of the evolutionary history of eukaryotic genes and genomes, and the connection between genome evolution and speciation. In light of these new resources, we are looking for an additional member to expand and develop the comparative genomics databases for Ensembl.
Specific responsibilities will include:
- Producing whole-genome alignments for eukaryotic species in Ensembl, as well as the derived resources
- Producing phylogenetic trees alignments for eukaryotic species in Ensembl, as well as the derived resources
- Coordinating the addition of those resources in the Ensembl release cycle
- Maintaining and developing the comparative genomics workflows, databases and API
- Ensuring that the team will cope with the high number of upcoming genomes, proposing and implementing innovative infrastructure and algorithmic solutions
A high-degree of self-motivation and the ability to work independently are required. You will have excellent English communication skills, written and verbal, both to facilitate effective communications with other team members and to communicate with external collaborators and users. You must also have an attention to detail, be capable of delivering to deadlines, be able to delegate and to prioritise tasks.
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Why join us
We are located on the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK, and our 600 staff are engineers, technicians, scientists and other professionals from all over the world.
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. For more information about pay and benefits click here
We have an informal culture, international working environment and excellent professional development opportunities but one of the really amazing things about us is the concentration of technical and scientific expertise – something you probably won’t find anywhere else.
If you’ve ever visited the campus you’ll have experienced first-hand our friendly, collegial and supportive atmosphere, set in the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside. Our staff also enjoy excellent sports facilities including a gym, a free shuttle bus, an on-site nursery, cafés and restaurant and a library.
What else you need to know
To apply please submit a covering letter and CV through our online system.
Applications are welcome from all nationalities – visa information will be discussed in more depth with applicants selected for interview.
EMBL-EBI is committed to achieving gender balance and strongly encourages applications from women, who are currently under-represented at all levels. Appointment will be based on merit alone.
The initial contract is for a period of three years with the possibility of a fixed-term extension.
Applications will close at 23:00 British time on the date listed above.