Job – EBI (Ensembl) Perl Devs

(Posted by Glenn Proctor on the Ensembl-dev mailing list)

More information:

We are looking for two talented and motivated Perl developers to join the Core team in the Ensembl Project at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) which is located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.

The Ensembl Core Team is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Ensembl Core database schema and the Ensembl Core Perl API which serves as the basis for the Ensembl website and annotation pipelines and is also widely used by external users. Other Core team tasks include:

* Playing a key part in the Ensembl release cycle.
* Working with the other Ensembl teams as well as with external users to make our software as usable and efficient as possible. * Collaborating with international projects on and off campus. * User support and training.

The EBI, part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) provides cutting-edge research, service and training in the field of bioinformatics. Ensembl is one of the groups at the EBI and a leader in genome annotation.

Qualifications and Experience

Applicants should hold a Masters degree or higher in Computational Science or Physical Science or a PhD in Biological Science. It is essential that the successful candidate has previous experience of working in a large project and with working in close collaboration with fellow team members. (S)he should also have the ability to carry out specific personal responsibiliies and must be able to work to tight deadlines. Previous experience of working with large codebases and with systems which process large quantities of date would be a distinct advantaqe.

The software developers must have strong programming skills in Perl and experience in development of SQL databases, in particular MySQL. Experience in other programming/scripting languages would be an advantage, as would some knowledge of molecular biology and/or bioinformatics. The developers should be comfortable developing software in a primarily Unix-based environment, and be familiar with development tools such as CVS.

We are looking for highly motivated developers with good communication and interpersonal skills. Furthermore, candidates should demonstrate solid problem solving skills, excellent attention to detail, and a desire to work in an international environment. Good English language skills are a requirement.


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