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Job opportunity at the NERC Environmental Bioinformatics Centre

An email from an old colleague has just dropped in the inbox.  There’s a position going at my old place of work, in fact it’s my old job!  3 previous occupants – all of whom are still sane!  Seriously it was a great position, with a great group with lots of exciting things to get involved in.

Application forms etc. are here

CENTRE FOR ECOLOGY & HYDROLOGY
Based at WALLINGFORD
Bio-Linux Developer and Bioinformatician

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH), part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), is the UK’s Centre of Excellence for research in the terrestrial and freshwater environmental sciences. We have sites at Wallingford, Bangor, Edinburgh and Lancaster.

The NERC Environmental Bioinformatics Centre (NEBC) offers bioinformatics and data management collaboration opportunities and support services to environmental scientists generating and using molecular data types.  The bioinformatician will join the NEBC team, participating and furthering our bioinformatics collaborations, playing an active role in our helpdesk, and working in the development and delivery of Bio-Linux.

You will have strong informatics skills as well as an interest in biological research. In addition to strong system administration skills, you will be fluent in Perl or a related language, and preferably will be comfortable using at least one additional programming language. Your interest in Linux customisation will enable you to play a leading role in the technical development of Bio-Linux. You will ideally be familiar with cluster and cloud computing. As well as enjoying working collaboratively in a team environment you will have a proven record of effective communication, both written and oral, with strong time management and organisational skills.

The salary for this post is £26,180 progressing to £29,410 per annum.  In addition NERC offers a public sector pension scheme, 30 days’ annual leave and 10½ days’ public and privilege holiday per annum.  We offer a flexible and supportive working environment and will encourage your continuing professional development as part of our career support.

Questions about the role can be sent to the NEBC directly: admin@nebc.nerc.ac.uk. Please return your completed application along with your CV and an up-to-date publications list to the Recruitment Team, People & Skills Section, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Maclean Building, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 8BB Email: cehpersonnel@ceh.ac.uk