We are seeking to recruit an experienced Scientific Programmer/Statistician to join the Stegle team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located on the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.
You will lead the development of scientific software developed by the Stegle team. A focus of these efforts will be the continued development of LIMIX, a versatile statistical genetic modelling toolbox. This software package is currently used in a wide number of domains, including in application in quantitative genetics, cancer genomics and single-cell biology. These efforts are also a central component of the aims of the recently funded H2020 project "PanCanRisk" and will be interlinked with other activities in the group, including our involvement in the centre for therapeutic target validation (https://www.targetvalidation.org) and UK human pluripotent stem cell initiative (http://www.hipsci.org).
The specific goals and tasks of this post are:
- The development and implementation of advanced statistical genetics algorithms, in particular in the area of rare variant association tests and multiple phenotype association tests.
- The development of an efficient and flexible linear algebra backend within the software suite.
- The implementation of cloud-features in LIMIX and Docker environments to enable parallelized high-throughput analyses.
The post holder will collaborate closely with the other team members in the group and will report to Oliver Stegle.