Wellcome Sanger Institute

πŸŸͺ Software Developers - Cancer, Ageing and Somatic Mutation

Job description

πŸš€ About the Role:

An opportunity has arisen to join our world leading software development and bioinformatics team in our Cancer Ageing and Somatic Mutation Programme.

We are looking for two bright, enthusiastic individuals who enjoy working together in multi-disciplinary agile teams. The role involves working closely with our talented scientific and IT staff to help develop novel analysis strategies and software systems to further our understanding of the role of mutations in cancer and ageing.

Come and join our talented team, we have excellent facilities, a flexible working environment and are set in 125 acres of beautiful grounds.

βœ… Essential Skills:

  • Scientific or Computer Science degree or equivalent experience in the workplace
  • Fluent in one or more scripting languages (eg Python)
  • Git
  • Enjoy working as part of a supportive team
  • Enthusiasm and keen to learn
  • Ability to organise own workload effectively
  • Ability to communicate ideas and results effectively

🧬 About Us:

The CASM IT team has developed a suite of algorithms to analyse genetic variation in cancer and normal genomic data. This includes software to detect genetic variation (e.g. single-base substitutions, structural rearrangements, copy number changes) and the ability to annotate the resulting variants and mine the data for interesting patterns and signatures (https://github.com/cancerit).

The CASM Division has led the way in the systematic analysis of cancer and normal genomes by using the human genome sequence and high throughput mutation detection techniques to identify somatically acquired sequence variants/mutations and hence identify genes critical in the development of human cancers and disease.

πŸ’° Other Information:

Salary per annum: Β£36,379-Β£43,219

Please apply with your CV and a covering letter outlining how you meet the criteria set out above.

Closing Date: 31st March 2023

πŸ’š Working at Wellcome Sanger:

Our flexible-hybrid working environment is designed to support a healthy work-life balance. This means you can work flexibly with a combination of working from home, and working from our Campus to allow you to focus on being productive and part of the team while enjoying the benefits of working flexibly.

We aim to attract, recruit, retain and develop talent from the widest possible talent pool, thereby gaining insight and access to different markets to generate a greater impact on the world. We have a supportive culture with the following staff networks, LGBTQ+, Parents and Carers and Race Equity to bring people together to share experiences, offer specific support and development opportunities and raise awareness. The networks are also a place for allies to provide support to others.

We want our people to be whoever they want to be because we believe people who bring their best selves to work, do their best work. That’s why we’re committed to creating a truly inclusive culture at Sanger Institute. We will consider all individuals without discrimination and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, where everyone can thrive.

⭐️ Our Benefits:

We are proud to deliver an awarding campus-wide employee wellbeing strategy and programme. The importance of good health and adopting a healthier lifestyle and the commitment to reduce work-related stress is strongly acknowledged and recognised at Sanger Institute.

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