Web Developer

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Saffron Walden
31033.00 - 39142.00 GBP Annual
17 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Salary range:??31033 to ??39142 pa plus excellent benefits

Fixed-term: 2 years

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is a world leader in genomic research, with an expanding scientific programme dedicated to understanding gene function in health and disease.

We have an exciting new role available for a talented Web Developer with a particular interest in the delivery of data to users through intuitive web interfaces and a focus on design principals. The successful candidate will be working with the Centre for Genomic Pathogen Surveillance () and the Global Pneumococcal Sequencing project ().

The post is funded through a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation project focused on genomic analysis of Streptococcus pneumoniae, a major cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world with a particular impact in low income regions. The scientific aim of the project is to capture genomic variation in pneumococcal populations before and after widespread use of current anti-pneumococcal vaccines in order to better understand how the pathogen responds to such vital clinical interventions thereby informing strategies around their use.

Within the project, a globally distributed set of laboratories are collecting pathogen strains and generating thousands of genome sequences (at Sanger) along with substantial associated metadata (such as geographic origin, time of sample and indications of antibiotic resistance). The delivery of these data to the global research and public health community is challenging and requires intuitive web applications that both summarise global information but also allows delivery of subsets of data to allow the local laboratories to interpret with local knowledge.

The post holder will be developing applications with a focus on broad utility within genomic pathogen surveillance and data visualisation. Expertise in and a passion for UI with a focus on the distillation of large, complex datasets into intuitive generic interfaces (see for example and ) is required.

Essential Skills

* Extensive experience in the delivery of intuitive web applications with a focus on middle/front-end applications.
* Evidence of proficiency in computer program design and implementation in a modern programming language (e.g. Perl, Java, Python etc.)
* Proven experience of designing and developing web based applications for support of scientific projects
* Experience of dealing with large data sets and running software on a compute farm
* Knowledge and experience of UNIX / LINUX on an advanced level
* Strong interpersonal and communication skills
* Excellent problem-solving skills
* Experience of training and supervising other team members

Other information
This position is initially for a fixed term of two years. For further information please contact David Aanensen () and/or Stephen Bentley ()

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.

The Institute is located near Cambridge, UK on the stunning Wellcome Genome Campus. This growing and dynamic site is the British hub of genomic science.

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.

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.

Please include a covering letter and CV with your application.

Closing date: 10th November 2016

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