Software Engineer - NGS

Paramount Recruitment
London (Greater)
04 Dec 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Software Engineer - NGS - London
NGS platform team, competitive salary, great location!
A fantastic opportunity has become available for a Scientific Software Engineer to join a highly talented team with a company that is integrating cutting-edge technologies with novel techniques to develop a new NGS platform. As a Software Engineer you will be responsible for all aspects of primary analysis of NGS data throughout the product development process.
Main responsibilities as a Software Engineer will involve:
-Design, implementation of a high-throughput automated primary DNA sequencing signal analysis software (base calls, mapped reads, Phred scores, error rate, signal to noise, phasing, coverage depth)
-Development of a user-friendly software tool suite for deeper analysis and troubleshooting of sequencing results including QC software
-Analysis of data sets generated by ongoing R&D work including but not limited to modelling of raw electronic signals generated by the DNAe NGS platform
-Cross-functional training on the use of the primary analysis tool suite and ongoing support of internal users
-Continuous improvement of algorithms and software tools
-Fulfilment of all documentation requirements
The ideal Scientific Engineer will meet the following requirements:
-Experience developing, optimising and implementing/using NGS primary analysis algorithms and software tool suites
-Proficient in Python - SciPy, NumPy, Pandas (other scripting languages)
-Excellent academic background in a relevant discipline with postgraduate level preferred
-Confident in a Linux environment and source code repository Git
-MS. or PhD preferred in scientific fields like Applied Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Bioinformatics, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science.
-Understanding and demonstrable skills in real-time signal processing, data analysis, control theory, optimisation, pattern recognition and machine learning
-Working knowledge of bioinformatics formats (FastQ, BAM, SAM, etc.)
-Innovative problem-solving abilities, self-motivated and goal-oriented
-Clear communication skills and proven ability to train others
This role would suit someone who is keen on working as part of a dynamic start-up environment and has a practical, self-motivated approach to their work. You'll have the opportunity to work as part of a successful company in an excellent location.
Please get in touch with an up-to-date CV if you'd like to know more ( or +44 121 616 3469) and we can discuss the role in more detail.
Candidates must have at least indefinite leave to remain in the UK.
Keywords: Software, Engineer, Developer, NGS, Next generation sequencing, Physics, Mathematics, Python, Phred scores, base calls, error rate, signal, phasing, algorithm, SciPy, NumPy, Pandas, Linux, Git, PhD, MSc, Biochemistry, Biomedical, Bioinformatics, C++, Matlab, R, UK, London

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