Salary in the region of £47,222 to £57,138 per annum plus
We are seeking to recruit an experienced Principal Software Developer to work within the Pathogen Informatics team at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.
The Pathogen Informatics team develop and maintain software applications and systems to support the research activities of the Infection Genomics programme. The Infection Genomics programme conducts large-scale experiments to investigate the underpinning mechanisms of evolution, infection and resistance to therapy in viruses, bacteria and parasites. The programme also focuses on the genetics of host response to infection and the role of the microbiota in health and disease.
The Pathogen Informatics team play a key role in the the delivery of many of these large-scale pathogen projects. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing software and systems to manage, analyse, query and visualise the vast amounts of data produced by these projects, including next-generation sequence data and annotation and curation data.
The team is based on the principles of agile development so that the software can be rapidly prototyped, updated regularly and receive rapid feedback from scientists in the Infection Genomics program. The team employ a test-driven development strategy for all software development projects and strongly promote open source development using Github for all software projects.
This role would suit somebody with previous experience in the specification, design and delivery process of a software system (preferably in genomics or similar areas). The postholder will be expected to discuss and provide input for strategic decisions of the team, represent the team at internal and external meetings, and provide technical supervision to junior members of the team. Previous experience of next-generation sequencing informatics would be advantageous, although not strictly required.
Please include a covering letter and CV with your application.
Closing date: 31st January 2018