Are you an experienced scientific programmer looking for an exciting new opportunity?
The Ensembl Project, based at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), is one of the leading providers of genome annotation. The Variation Annotation Team is looking to recruit a highly motivated, talented and experienced Senior Scientific Programmer to contribute to Ensembl variation resources.
Large-scale sequencing projects are producing genomic data on an unprecedented scale, providing extensive variant catalogues in many species and leading to the discovery of rare human variants. These data have the potential to drive an improved understanding of genetic disease, evolution and population genetics. The Ensembl Team aggregates and annotates large quantities of data from public archives and develops tools for data access, visualisation and variant interpretation, including the Ensembl Variant Effect Predictor. Our resources are some of the most highly used by scientists across the globe.
Your primary responsibilities will include:
- Designing, developing and maintaining software tools for the functional annotation of variants;
- Developing and maintaining our Perl and REST APIs;
- Investigating and implementing efficient methods for the management of large scale variation data;
- Identifying and integrating new annotation methods or sources of variation and phenotype data;
- Developing effective ways of displaying variation data;
- Coordinating with members of the broader Ensembl team and other groups at EMBL-EBI; representing the variation team and taking a lead in technical discussions as required
- Teaching courses on Ensembl tools, providing user support and presenting our work at conferences;
- Collaborating on international projects such as GA4GH.
This position offers the motivated candidate a unique opportunity for significant scientific involvement in a rapidly moving field development of domain area expertise in bioinformatics. You will work closely with a team of bioinformaticians and programmers, and interact with other groups at the EMBL-EBI and alongside our international collaborators.