[Jobs] Senior Scientific Perl Developer - Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Vivek Iyer vvi at sanger.ac.uk
Thu Apr 21 15:41:04 BST 2011

Salary range from £27,316 to £37,690 per annum.

We are seeking an experienced software developer to join the informatics team in the High Throughput Gene Targeting group. We work on a number of projects that aim to make a rich variety of mutations in Embryonic Stem Cells, to help the scientific community research gene function. The ideal candidate will be an excellent Perl programmer with a strong interest in bioinformatics and the support of leading-edge research in molecular biology.  You will be working as part of a small team developing software to support the laboratory's production pipelines, and will work closely with our molecular biologists to ensure that the software you deliver is effective.

You must have 
	• Experience and fluency with Perl
	• A good working knowledge of database design and SQL
	• An interest in bioinformatics 
	• An ability to learn quickly on the job
We work as a close team, so good communication skills in the context of the team are important.

Desirable skills are
	• Prior experience in bioinformatics and sequence analysis
	• Knowledge of an MVC framework such as Catalyst or Ruby on Rails
	• Experience of Modern Perl technologies such as Catalyst, DBIx::Class, Template Toolkit, and Moose
	• Design and implementation of web-based user interfaces using Javascript libraries such as jQuery or ExtJS

A qualification in Biological computing is not essential but an interest in the science and ability to learn fast is key. The campus runs frequent courses to allow staff to augment their technical skills.

The application form and more information - the websites we deploy, our collaborators, the scientific group etc is available from here:

You can also welcome to contact me informally about the position.


Vivek Iyer
High Throughput Gene Targeting
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 
 office is 215 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE. 

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