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Senior Bioinformatics Programmer

Cambridgeshire   •  Negotiable  •  Permanent, Full time

Senior Bioinformatics Programmer

A very exciting position has just become available for a Senior Programmer, ideally with Bioinformatics skills to join a fast-growing start-up company in Hinxton, Cambridge. The successful candidate will be involved in the technical development of all aspects of the company's analysis platform: building and running pipelines, automation and scaling, and data management. This is an opportunity for an innovative individual to be involved at the early stages of this novel area of microbiome biomedicine and to help shape the informatics of the company to meet the needs of this new and evolving discipline. Innovation and problem-solving will be required and actively encouraged.

Key duties will include:
*Design and develop the company analysis infrastructure
*Implement production pipelines in a managed compute environment
*Optimise and streamline production pipelines and processes
*Evaluate and implement new tools and technologies as appropriate to improve and extend our technical capability
*Extend pipelines to meet necessary industry standards
*Collaborate in multi-disciplinary projects to ensure bioinformatics provision for therapeutic discovery and development
Candidate Specifications:
*PhD or Masters in Informatics or Computer Science, or equivalent experience
*Demonstrable experience of working in a production informatics environment
*Experience with pipelining analyses on high-performance compute: farms, clusters, or cloud
*Proficiency in a high-level programming language, eg; Python or Perl
*Experience with software development best practices, including version control and testing
*Fluency in Linux
*Good communication and presentation skills
*Flexibility to work in a new and dynamic company
*Candidates must be legally entitled to work in the UK
*An interest in biology
*DevOps / SysAdmin experience
*Familiarity with Continuous Integration (eg; Jenkins/Travis)
*Knowledge of Ansible or other automation tools such as Chef/Puppet
*Experience with OpenStack or Amazon EC2
*Experience analysing genomic/metagenomic sequence data
There are some great benefits available with this role as well as the opportunity to work with some of the best minds in genomics and software development.
Please do not hesitate to contact Harvey Uppal at huppal@pararecruit.com or call (+44) 121 616 3407 to discuss this opportunity further.
Keywords: Programming, Python, Perl, Software, Version Control, Linux, Jenkins, Git, Chef, Puppet, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Metagenomics, Microbiome, Cambridge

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  • Agency: Paramount Recruitment
  • Updated: 25th April 2018
  • Expires: 23rd May 2018
  • Reference: SBDCH