Biological Software Engineer (Ref. 032709)

University of Edinburgh
Job Location
United Kingdom
Grade 8: £38,511 - £45,954 or Grade 7: £31,342 - £37,394
Job Description

The Edinburgh Genome Foundry (EGF) is a newly established facility in the expanding field of Synthetic Biology at The University of Edinburgh. It will design and assemble up to chromosome-length DNA constructs for a variety of applications. The Biological Software Engineer will be responsible for the design, deployment and maintenance of the Foundry’s software resources in conjunction with the other members of the software team. You will play a key role in planning, developing, testing and deploying software solutions to enable the establishment of a highly automated high-throughput DNA synthesis facility.

Please note: This post is full-time, fixed-term for a period of 24 months.


Ideally you will have a degree in a relevant subject and at least 4 years’ experience of leading software engineering projects or have a minimum of 10 years’ work experience in relevant technical or scientific roles. An interest in synthetic biology and bioengineering would be an advantage for this role.

We are also open to applications from candidates who might have less experience but are still enthusiastic about this opportunity.

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