[Jobs] Scientific Perl Programmer, Cambridge (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute)

Vivek Iyer vvi at sanger.ac.uk
Tue Jun 1 14:43:13 BST 2010

We are looking for a talented scientific programmer.

We are a team of six developers, doing software support for three high- 
profile scientific projects revolving around ES Cell mutagenesis at  
the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

We are pragmatic in the technologies we use, and we work closely with  
our lab’s molecular biologists to make our software effective. For  
this reason, we are only interested in an on-site employee (i.e. no  
remote work). Our software ranges from plate-tracking to sequence  
analysis to data marts, often with Ajax-driven web front ends. Some of  
our software is deployed here:
<url>http://www.sanger.ac.uk/htgt </url>
and here:

Essential skills are object-oriented Perl programming over relational  
databases, and a good working knowledge of SQL. A working knowledge of  
other OO languages and frameworks used in server-side development  
(e.g. Ruby, Rails) would be welcome. If you have experience with  
server-side frameworks (such as Catalyst and Template Toolkit), and /  
or Javascript toolkits (such as Prototype or JQuery), this would be an  
advantage. A qualification in Biological computing is not essential  
but an interest in the science and willingness to learn fast is key.

The contract length is currently 2.5 years with extension possible,  
with a salary c. 26k - 37k, depending on experience. If you are  
interested, please look over the job ad here --


-- and feel free to contact me informally with any questions.

Vivek Iyer

Vivek Iyer
Team 87 (ES cell mutagenesis)
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
vvi at sanger.ac.uk

 The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is operated by Genome Research 
 Limited, a charity registered in England with number 1021457 and a 
 company registered in England with number 2742969, whose registered 
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