We seek a bioinformatician, computational scientist, or (research) software engineer with strong programming skills, and enthusiasm for interactive data analysis platforms for biology and medicine, to join the Jalview (www.jalview.org) team.
Who we’re looking for:
The ideal candidate will have:
- Demonstrated an ability to apply software engineering in a scientific context.
- A keen interest in the creation of powerful open-source interactive visualisation and analysis tools for biological data science
- Enthusiasm for learning about and advancing the science that Jalview supports now, and in the future.
- A degree, Masters, or Ph.D. and/or equivalent experience in a scientific or numerate discipline
In addition, we also welcome candidates with:
- Excellent knowledge of current and emerging web standards and protocols
- Experience of working with open-source components and large legacy codebases
- An interest in helping grow Jalview’s user and developer community.
- Experience of using and extending data science notebook systems (e.g. JupyterHub, RStudio, ObservableHQ)
Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a Java programming task on the Jalview codebase before interview, and to give a short PowerPoint presentation during their interview.
While we support remote working, the position will be based in Dundee, Scotland and the successful candidate will be expected to relocate to Dundee or the surrounding area.
Jalview development is about world-class research software engineering, user interface design, high-performance data analysis and communicating best practice in the interactive visual exploration of biological data. We have a growing list of contributors, including students and interns who developed bioinformatics research projects based on Jalview, or just wanted experience in open-source scientific software development. If you aren’t already working in computational biology/bioinformatics, then this is a great opportunity to gain knowledge of key resources in this fast-moving field.
Jalview development is managed in Prof. Geoff Barton’s bioinformatics research group at the University of Dundee (www.compbio.dundee.ac.uk) with support from the Wellcome Trust and BBSRC. The team occupies purpose-built space for computational research in the Discovery Centre, the latest development to the School of Life Sciences research complex. We support flexible working arrangements, and the University has a generous holiday entitlement.
The diversity of our staff and students helps to make the University of Dundee a UK university of choice for undergraduate, postgraduate and distance learning. Family friendly policies, staff networks for BME, Disabled and LGBT staff, membership of Athena SWAN, the ECU Race Equality Charter and Stonewall as well a full range of disability services, create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work.