Senior WebDeveloper - COMSIG
Salary range: £31,033 to £39,142 pa depending on experience.
An exciting Software Development opportunity has become available working with Dr Serena Nik-Zainal on several projects, including the clinical study INSIGNIA, which forms part of the research initiative COMSIG.
The COMSIG consortium, funded by a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award is focused on exploring the mutational signatures of DNA damage and repair processes. This includes work performed across a range of model organisms (yeast, worm), as well human studies such as INSIGNIA, which are a key focus for Dr Nik-Zainal's team. As part of this we are generating human iPSC lines from patients with germline mutations in DNA repair/replication pathways and generating parallel CRISPr/CAS-9 edited iPSC lines of the same genes. The over-arching objective is to explore mutational signatures in the context of the biological mechanisms associated with DNA repair, by integrating cellular/molecular approaches with genome-wide assays including genomic sequencing, RNA-seq and ChIP-seq.
The successful candidate will be embedded in a multidisciplinary team and will be tasked with developing a public web and database resource for mutation signatures.
The role involves working closely with scientific and IT staff on the project to develop this new public resource, which will hold a central public listing of known Mutation Signatures. Specifically, this will involve developing a website to query and mine the catalogue of known Mutation Signatures and developing the compute back-end infrastructure to allow users to run their datasets over in-house signatures detection software.
The position would suit a Software/Web Developer Developer who enjoys developing web resources to store, display and mine complex biological datasets. We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a multi-disciplinary team environment to help solve complex IT issues which will ultimately aid our understanding of mutation processes.
- Good degree in Bioinformatics, IT or Computer Science.
- Experience of VMware, OpenStack or Amazon Web Services (AWS)
- ORACLE/MySQL/NoSQL databases
- Enjoy working as part of a team
- Developing secure web applications
- Experience of handling Next Generation sequencing data
- Experience of statistical analysis in a bioinformatics
- Experience of workflow management IT systems
- Scripting skills in Python
- LSF or Open Grid scheduling software
- Experience working, developing and compiling software tools in a UNIX/LINUX environment.
- Experience of working in an Agile Software Development Group
- Background in cancer genetics
The Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease. We use state of the art large-scale genomic approaches to drive world-leading projects to uncover the basis of genetic and infectious disease. Our goal is to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens.Our Benefits include: Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, Group Income Protection, Healthcare scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Workplace Nursery and 25 days Annual Leave, increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 30, plus Bank Holidays. We also have a gym, two cafes, dining facilities, and a free campus bus service. Our thriving Sports and Social Club provides many opportunities to meet with people working across the campus.
Please include a covering letter and CV with your application.
Closing date for applications: 19th October 2016, however applications will be considered and reviewed on an on-going basis and therefore the post may be filled before the deadline.