Bioinformatics Research Software Engineer

Nuffield Division of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, University of Oxford

Oxford, South East England, United Kingdom

Salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 with a discretionary range to £43,267 p.a.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Bioinformatics Research Software Engineer to join the Oxford Biomedical Data Science Training Programme. You will be a team-player who will have a key role in the development and maintenance of novel computational biology software, and training biomedical scientists in software development.


At the MRC WIMM Centre for Computational Biology (CCB), we work alongside scientists and clinicians to realise the potential of ‘big data’ in biology by exploiting complex information to make discoveries that benefit human health. The CCB encompasses an international team of over 40 computational biologists, working closely with 500 lab-based scientists and clinicians.


You will be educated to MSc or higher degree level in computing, computational biology or a related scientific subject. Experience of software development in Python and software engineering including version control and testing (e.g. Git, GitHub, Gitlab, Bitbucket, Pytest) are essential. You will have experience of training/teaching others and using High Performance Computing approaches.


The position is available fixed-term for 3 years, funded by a Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) Award and the OBDS Training Programme.


Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.


The closing date for this position is 12.00 noon on Friday 15 February 2019. Interviews will be held in late February 2019.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: University of Oxford-itox_ac-138729

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