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Senior Software Developer / Bioinformatician
Norwich, North East

Senior Software Developer / Bioinformatician

Full-time\ 3-Year contract

£42,000 – £55,000


We are working alongside our valued client in the search of an experienced Senior Software Developer to join their hard-working, friendly team on a 3-year contract.

Our client’s mission is to understand the biology of any organism, by analysing its genome. Their main goal is to protect life on Earth by unravelling the living systems, understanding and benefiting from their research.

As a Senior Software Developer, you will focus on developing and creating novel computational tools and pipelines for large-scale annotation of genes and other genomic features across a range of species including plants, mammals, and fish. You will be continuing the development of a robust, easy-to-use genome annotation toolkit whilst building new workflows to address challenges relevant to the annotation of protist and plant genomes.


Main Duties:

  • Design and develop computational pipelines for the annotation and analysis of complex genomes
  • Continue development of existing pipelines/annotation tools
  • Develop tools to support pan-genome analysis and annotation of alternative haplotypes
  • Develop approaches for taking data from different sequencing technologies
  • Assist with producing evidence-based genome annotation of protein-coding, lncRNA and pseudogenes
  • Mentor junior bioinformaticians, interns and visitors.
  • Collaborate with EI faculty groups and UK and international partners on large-scale projects


Experience and Education:

  • Hold a PhD or equivalent experience in computational biology, bioinformatics, computer science or a similar subject
  • Have a strong background in developing computational tools / pipelines
  • Possess a high level of skill and demonstrable experience in building tools and pipelines in Python, along with R and Bash scripting


For this position, you will be required to commute to the site at least once a month.


Our client takes pride in their staff and offers a range of company benefits, including a competitive salary, a generous pension as well as health benefits such as on-site sports facility and cycle schemes.


If you are an experienced Senior Software Developer / Bioinformatician looking for your next opportunity in Norwich, apply today!

Salary: £42,000 - £55,000
Date Posted: 14/09/2022
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