Senior Software Developer - COSMIC - Sanger

Salary in the region of £41,259 - £49,922 (dependent on experience) plus excellent benefits

12 months - Maternity Cover

We are seeking a skilled and experienced software developer to join our informatics database, COSMIC (

COSMIC is one of the key databases in human cancer research and is growing rapidly in data content, scope and analytics. This role will challenge you with evolving and expanding our systems to enable this growth. Data is currently gathered from a variety of sources, from manual curation to structured repositories, and standardised into the COSMIC database before release via our analytic website. This genetic and genomic data is increasing in quantity and scope, its value is enhanced by analytic highlights, and these positions will improve the handling, annotation and meaningful presentation of this information.

You will have an interest in developing software and analytics across big biological datasets, ensuring throughput and quality. You may bring new perspectives on options for storage, pipelining and visualisation; we are always interested in new ways to improve workflow. You will possess a degree in Bioinformatics or Computer Science, and demonstrate competence in a modern programming language, within a Unix/Linux environment. Experience of relational databases will also be valuable. With good communication skills, you should be able to demonstrate your previous experience using informatics technologies.

Keywords: Database, sql, python, pipeline, software, informatics

Essential Skills
First Degree in Computer Science or Software development
Self-motivated, able to work independently and organise own workload
Excellent communication and effective team-working skills
Data handling skills
Experience of developing software

Ideal Skills
MSc in Bioinformatics or Computer Science discipline
Experience of advanced data modelling concepts
Cancer genomic data insight and curation

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Closing date: 26th March 2019

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Application Closing Date: 
26 March