Java Developer - API - Bioinformatics

Paramount Recruitment
United Kingdom
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Java Developer - API's - Bioinformatics
The post holder is an experienced software developer responsible for creating web applications and utilising programming skills for the interpretation of genetic data from large databases.
The post holder is responsible for developing and operating computational pipelines, working on complex projects and custom tasks that span a wide variety of analysis problems and developing and maintaining a knowledge base of variants and annotations.

Key Accountabilities:
*Develops and applies state of the art approaches to 100,000 whole genome sequences (WGS) in the areas of:
oQuality assurance and sample provenance monitoring
oAnalysis of WGS in cancer and rare diseases
oSequence alignment and variant calling
*Assists with the deployment, maintenance and troubleshooting of computational pipelines for WGS processing and analysis
*Liaises with internal colleagues as needed to ensure the provision and smooth running of the computational pipelines for data processing and analysis.

*Degree in computer science or software engineering
*Proficiency in Bash and Java are required and Python desirable
*Experience in assigning APIs
*Proficiency in collaborative development tools such as Github, Confluence and JIRA
*Comfortable using of high performance computing clusters
*Ability to work independently and to show initiative within a team
*Ability to prioritise and balance competing demands
*Ability to communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary team
*Flexible and co-operative approach to colleagues
*Good attention to detail
*Post-graduate degree or equivalent work experience in bioinformatics (desirable)
*Experience in the development of NGS analysis pipelines for large numbers of samples (desirable)

Please do not hesitate to contact Harvey Uppal at or call (+44) 121 616 3407 to discuss this opportunity further.
Keywords: Software, Developer, Java, API, Python, Bioinformatics, Genomics, NGS, WGS, Git, Confluence, Jira, Bash, HPC, London

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