We are looking for up to three Software Developers / Bioinformaticians to join a newly formed Cellular Genetics Informatics (CGI) team at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. CGI is a computational support team responsible for providing efficient access to cutting-edge analysis methods for Cellular Genetics ([...]etics) faculty groups at the Sanger Institute. The Cellular Genetics department uses a combination of high throughput experimentation and computational tool development to understand the biology of cells, and leads a number of world-class research initiatives including the Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Initiative (HIPSCI: and Human Cell Atlas ( Our team's focus is the development and operation of scientific analysis workflows and tools for data analysis that support the department's research goals, as well as developing the infrastructure necessary to manage the efficient operation of those workflows.
This role will focus on development of robust production data analysis pipelines as well as implementing them on both high performance computing farm (LSF) and cloud-based (OpenStack) environments.
As part of the CGI team, the successful applicant would have access to Sanger's world-class computational resources, including an OpenStack private cloud environment, a 15000+ core computational cluster and many petabytes of high-speed distributed filesystems and object stores.
Recent graduates or current students in their final year are also encouraged to apply, although it is strongly desirable that any candidate has substantial development experience outside of coursework (e.g. active participation in open source projects or the pursuit of personal coding projects).
Degree in Computer Science or in a related quantitative field (e.g. Mathematics, Physics, Bioinformatics)
Substantial experience in either software development or bioinformatics analysis
Knowledge of core computer science concepts and practices
Skill in a combination of interpreted and compiled languages (e.g. Java, Python, C/C++, R, Ruby)
Experience with Git/GitHub
Experience with high performance computing environments (e.g. LSF or SGE)
Knowledge of virtualization/containerisation technologies (Docker, Singularity)
Knowledge of Linux based operating systems, libraries, and tools
Critical thinking skills and a familiarity with statistics (e.g. statistical distributions, significance tests)
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Motivation and attention to detail
Permanent position
Hinxton, Cambridgeshire UK
Grade 2 (Software Developer) £40,345 to £48,818 dependant on experience
Please apply through the Sanger website. Please include a covering letter and CV with your application. The URL is[...]37347

For any position related questions please contact Vladimir Kiselev (vk6[at]
5th February 2018
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.