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Bioinformatics Developer, Plant & Fungal Trees of Life Project (PAFTOL)

Posted: 25 Oct 2019 Closes: 17 Dec 2019
London £34,933 - £37,865
Fixed term & Full time defra/20191025183704

t’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.


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.

Responsibilities

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.

Benefits

Benefits

We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a broad range of Learning and Development opportunities, with access to the Civil Service training curriculum, generous annual leave entitlement for new starters, family friendly policies, a choice of competitive pensions and flexible benefits scheme as well as free entry into a wide range of national museums and galleries.

Things you need to know

Security

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Selection process details

The salary will be £34,933 - £37,865 per annum, depending on skills and experience

We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a broad range of Learning and Development opportunities, with access to the Civil Service training curriculum, generous annual leave entitlement for new starters, family friendly policies, a choice of competitive pensions and flexible benefits scheme as well as free entry into a wide range of national museums and galleries.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application through the online portal, by clicking “Apply for this job”

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.

No agencies please.

Interviews are planned for 4th December.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

Please note this Post is NOT regulated by the Civil Service Commission.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

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