Computer Biologists and Scientific Programmers jobs available at Sanger

Al Ivens alicat at
Fri Jul 14 12:34:11 BRT 2000

Computer Biologists and Scientific Programmers
(Ref: 235&234)

Sanger Centre

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Closing Date: 27th Jul 2000

Contact: kennedy at

The Pathogen Sequencing Unit has an active and expanding group
sequencing the genomes of bacterial, protozoan and fungal pathogens
funded largely through the Wellcome Trust's Beowulf Genomics
initiative. Within this group, we have several vacancies for computer
biologists and scientific programmers to join a team involved in the
analysis and annotation of genomic sequences and presentation of the
data to the scientific community through public databases and websites.

Computer Biologists (Ref 235) 

Positions are available for annotators within both the bacterial and
protozoan analysis groups. The role of the annotator is demanding but
extremely rewarding, allowing insights into the fundamental biology of
pathogens, and fostering fruitful interactions with a wide community of
researchers. The ideal candidate for these positions will have
postdoctoral experience of lab-based bacterial or protozoan molecular
genetics, a broad knowledge of their respective gene systems and
biochemistry, and familiarity with current sequence analysis methods
and protocols. Experience with a UNIX computing environment and some
scripting ability would be advantageous.

We also have a 3 year position (in the first instance) for a computer
biologist/programmer to provide database, computing and analysis
services to a group working on DNA microarrays and expression analysis
of the genome of the fission yeast, Schizosaccharomyces
pombe. Experience of a UNIX computing environment and familiarity with
some or all of Perl, CGI/HTML, and database systems are needed. You
will work closely with the biology group and with database and
microarray groups in the Sanger Centre.

Scientific Programmers (Ref 234) 

We also have positions available for scientific programmers to develop
and support the tools and databases used by the group. The programmers
interact directly with members of the pathogen group, and with members
of the Sanger Centre's large Informatics group, and database
specialists in the adjoining European Bioinformatics
Institute. Software developed by the Sanger Centre is generally
open-source and is often utilised worldwide so the programmers will
also interact with external users. Candidates should be familiar with
some or all of UNIX/Linux, Java, C, Perl, CORBA, CGI/HTML and SQL
database systems.

Contact:  kennedy at

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