[ensembl-dev] Positions available in Ensembl teams at Sanger

Steve Searle 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  
genome annotation:

Ensembl Developer

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  
external users;
	•     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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