Bioinformatics Developer, Plants & Fungal Trees of Life Project
£34,933 - £37,865 per annum depending on skills and experience
Fixed Term (FTA) 18 Months
Kew Gardens, Richmond
It’s a very exciting time to join Kew Science and the PAFTOL project; one of Kew Science’s Strategic outputs for 2015-2020. This ambitious project aims to complete the tree of life for all plant and fungal genera using high throughput sequencing data, and provide a unifying framework for comparative plant and fungal research.
Kew is the world’s leading botanic gardens, at the forefront of plant and fungal science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major visitor attraction. We want a world where plants and fungi are understood, valued and conserved - because our lives depend on them. We use the power of our science and the rich diversity of our gardens and collections to provide knowledge, inspiration and understanding of why plants and fungi matter to everyone.
The successful candidate will be an active member of PAFTOL’s multi-disciplinary team. The post holder, together with PAFTOL’s other bioinformatics staff, will be responsible for completion of the design and build of software systems and data analysis necessary to ensure the long-term operation of the PAFTOL project.
You will be an excellent bioinformatician or software engineer with appropriate professional experience and a proven background in genomic data manipulation, ideally in a research environment. You will have a track record of helping to design and build robust bioinformatics pipelines, with good knowledge of distributed compute environments and workflow management systems. Experience of phylogenomics is desirable but not essential. You will be a proven team player, with the ability and appetite to help deliver project outputs, outreach, and to train and support researchers and students as required.
Our fantastic benefits package includes opportunities for continuous learning, a generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance, an Employee Assistance Programme and other wellbeing support such as cycle to work scheme and discounted gym membership. We also offer a competitive pension, an employee discount scheme and free entry into a wide range of national museums and galleries, as well access to our own beautiful gardens at Kew and Wakehurst.
If you are interested in this position, please visit our website for more information and to apply.
Closing Date: 03/02/2020
We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.