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Computer Biologists needed at Sanger Institute

Kerstin Jekosch kj2 at sanger.ac.uk
Thu May 6 01:08:00 EST 2004

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge, UK, is offering two 
positions for Computer Biologists. For details, please have a look at 
 or see below

Computer Biologists (Ref: SW781 - 782)

Closing Date: 21st May 2004
Contact: humanresources at sanger.ac.uk

Computer Biologists

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is one of the leading genomics 
centres in the world, dedicated to analysing and understanding genomes. 
With the human genome completed research is now expanding to analyse 
sequence from other organisms such as zebrafish and support comparative 
genomics and manual curation. We have exciting opportunities in this  area
for skilled computer biologists.

The genome of the zebrafish (Danio rerio) is an important model organism 
in understanding vertebrate development and gene function.

The ZF-Models project (http://www.zf-models.org) utilises the advantages 
of the zebrafish system to produce knowledge and technology in the form 
of disease models, drug targets and insight into pathways of gene 

We are looking for two computer biologists to work on this project.  Based
in the informatics group at the Sanger Institute, your key duties  will
include the setup and maintenance of a worldwide repository of the 
resulting data, the integration with existing genome browsers
(http://www.ensembl.org, http://vega.sanger.ac.uk) and the presentation 
to the community.

Ideally, you will have a degree (preferably a PhD) in a suitable
biological or computational discipline and at least three years of 
programming experience. A knowledge of UNIX, Perl and SQL is desirable 
and familiarity with object-oriented Perl and web-programming would be 
advantageous. Commitment to science and a team spirit are important.

Benefits include 25 days annual leave, generous non-contributory pension 
scheme, optional private healthcare (on successful completion of
probation period), PHI, life assurance, childcare voucher scheme,  on-site
restaurant and café, on site gym and an active sports and social  scene.

To apply for this position please email your CV (including 2 referees) 
and current salary details, Quoting reference SW781-782 to:
humanresources at sanger.ac.uk

Or post your application to:
Human Resources Department,
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute,
Genome Campus,
CB10 1SA

Internal applicants must complete an internal application form and 
provide an up-to-date curriculum vitae.


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