[ensembl-dev] Positions available in Ensembl teams at Sanger
searle at sanger.ac.uk
Tue Jul 5 09:40:27 BST 2011
There are currently two positions open in Ensembl at the Wellcome
Trust Sanger Institute. The first is a position in the Ensembl Web
Team working on the Vega website and database:
Senior Web Developer - [Ensembl] Informatics
We are seeking a highly motivated web developer with bioinformatics
experience to prepare and produce data for the Vega project, along
with developing intuitive web displays for the complex data within the
The position is a senior Perl web developer in the Ensembl web team
working on the Vega website (http://vega.sanger.ac.uk/). The scope of
the role includes all aspects of website development and deployment,
from initial database creation through to website design and management.
The role requires interactions with members of the Havana group at the
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (WTSI), the WTSI web team, Ensembl
groups based at the WTSI and the European Bioinformatics Institute
(EBI), and the external Vega community.
The second is in the Ensembl Genebuild Team working on automatic
We are seeking a highly motivated bioinformatics developer to join the
Ensembl genebuild team. The bioinformatician will work as part of a
team and their responsibilities will include:
• Producing automatic gene annotation on chordate species using
the Ensembl genome annotation system;
• Maintaining existing core, cdna, otherfeatures and rnaseq MySQL
databases for the Ensembl releases;
• Extending existing methods and developing new methods to handle
new data types;
• Using transcriptome data to generate and improve gene annotation;
• Liaising with other members of the Ensembl team and support for
• Teaching on API courses and presentations at conferences;
The genebuild team is responsible for producing, maintaining and
improving automatic gene annotation on chordate species. All members
of the team take part in the production of each new annotation
release, with each person being responsible for taking particular
genomes from the raw unannotated assembly to a fully annotated genome
ready for display in Ensembl. Members of the team are involved in both
internal and external collaborations.
Further details of these positions can be found via the above links.
If you have questions about these positions you can contact me (searle at sanger.ac.uk
). All applications should be made via the links above.
The closing date for the web team position is 15th July and for the
genebuild team position is 4th August.
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