Software Development Role at KCL

The role of Software Developer will be working within the Data Science and Software Development Team in the newly formed Centre for Translational Informatics (CTI) and will assume the principle role for delivery of a data harvesting platform for the Remote Assessment of Disease and Relapse (RADAR) program, a €22 million European Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI2) to pioneer mHealth remote monitoring capabilities in 3 key neurological disease areas: Major Depression, Multiple Sclerosis and Epilepsy.

The role will require working with the other RADAR EU academic groups, technology partners (e.g. INTEL, CBITS [Northwestern University], Software AG) and pharma partners in order to carry out requirements gathering, as well as assisting with the evaluation of platform technologies and devices, and to carry out end-to-end development, deployment and maintenance of the RADAR wearable and mobile phone data harvesting platform.

The candidate will have significant software development experience and knowledge of client and server-side development, Java, JavaScript, and Android App development.

More details:

BioJS Conference

From Manuel Corpas at TGAC:


Are you
– a researcher interested in interactive visualisation of massive biological datasets on the web?
– a developer interested in data visualisation?
– interested to understand current industry-based end user needs?

Would you like to meet recognised leaders in the field of visualisation in bioinformatics, including representatives from a variety of SMEs, big pharma and for profit organisations?

It is our pleasure to invite you to join us for the 1st Annual BioJS Conference (BioJS.conf) and hackathon on 3-4 July 2015, hosted at The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC), Norwich, UK. As part of the conference we will have an industry-led session organised by the SME. The aim of this session is to understand the needs, wants, and limitations of front-end interfaces applied to industry-based end users.

Current confirmed speakers include:

Suzi Lewis (Berkeley)
Henning Hermjakob (EBI)
Ian Mulvany (eLife)
Michiel Helvensteijn (Leiden)
Jessie Kennedy (Napier University, Edinburgh)

Registration open NOW!

Please help us spread the word!

The BioJS.conf Organising Committee

Mental Health Hackday


One week to go until the first Hackday for Mental Health, organised by the UK Community of Research Software Engineers and the Bioinformatics Core at the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health, King’s College London and the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

The event will follow the RSE AGM but you don’t have to be an RSE to attend, If you have any ideas about how we could use technology, mobile apps and sensor data to improve the daily lives or clinical treatment of people dealing with mental illness we’d love to hear from you.

Check out the wiki for more information.

If you have hack ideas, you can add them to the wiki or just send us a message

The event is free, but places are limited so you’ll need to register here

Help us adverise the event:

RSE AGM & Hackday Flyer






One week to go until the UK Community of Research Software Engineers (RSE) first Annual General Meeting at KCL!

If you’re a researcher developing your own software tools, or a developer working in a research environment, come along and get involved in the community.

The event is free, but places are limited so you’ll need to register here

Help us adverise the event:

RSE AGM & Hackday Flyer




SSI Fellowships

SSI logo

Applications are open for the Software Sustainability Institute Fellowship program for next year.

They offer £3000 to spend over 15 months on activities that promote sustainable software in academia.

More details about the program, including information about fellows from previous years, can be found on the SSI website:

If you would like to apply, the deadline is October 1st and the application form is available at

RSE article

There’s a new article in Research Fortnight on Research Software Engineers

Big Data in Mental Health Symposium @ KCL/SLaM – Live Stream

Symposium on Big Data in Mental Health


For anyone interested in data analytics, the BRC-MH at KCL and the Maudsley are organising a symposium on Big Data in Mental Health on July 23rd at ORTUS, Denmark Hill.

Talks will include Maneesh Juneja, Chris Hollis from MindTech, Will Spooner from Eagle Genomics and speakers from the University of Oxford, KCL and the SLaM.

More details available on the website:

Registration on Eventbrite:

Genome Visualisation PhD

From Manuel Corpas:

HPC Systems Administrator at the Royal Brompton

The Royal Brompton Hospital are looking for a Bioinformatician & Systems Administrator to support their growing Genetics & Genomics Laboratory. The role will be working with a dynamic and diverse team investigating the genetic basis of heart disease, supporting our HPC cluster/storage, leading on the development of a data warehousing solution for NGS data, and with scope to be involved in the research activities of the group (NGS data analysis).

Deadline 21st April 2014

Please apply here: