[Clug-work] Developer Position at SANBI

marc marc at welz.org.za
Wed Sep 5 10:39:23 SAST 2012

(Forwarded for Nicki Tiffin)

Hi All,

The South African National Bioinformatics Institute (SANBI) at the
University of the Western Cape, Bellville, Cape Town, is seeking personnel
to work on the development of data-processing pipelines for large datasets
from genomic experiments, within the context of the H3Africa Bioinformatics
Network (H3ABioNet; www.h3africa.org). The work entails collaboration with a
network of bioinformaticians in 20 African countries; as well as geneticists
and clinical researchers who will be generating large health-related
datasets for analysis. SANBI is a world-class bioinformatics institute with
five faculty members, two dedicated IT personnel, administrative staff and
approximately 30 postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows; providing a
stimulating and supportive work environment. SANBI has state-of-the-art
server facilities to support analysis of these large datasets which will
include next generation sequencing data, genome-wide association data,
genomic variation data and clinical patient data. 

Requirements for the positions: 

Software Developer: Essential skills include 

-          Experience developing in the Linux environment 
-          SQL database experience including DB design (MySQL or PostgreSQL)
-          Web development experience (PHP, Python or Java) 
-          Scripting experience (Python or shell scripts) 
-          Familiarity with web development frameworks 
-          Familiarity with object oriented and other data modelling

Familiarity with agile development methodologies would be a plus. 

Postdoctoral Fellow: Essential skills include: 

-          PhD qualification in bioinformatics or closely related field. 
-          A strong bioinformatics background 
-          Experience working in the Linux environment 
-          Experience working with SQL databases 
-          Familiarity with concepts in Next Generation Sequencing,
           Genotyping, Genome Wide Association analysis, SNP/Variant analysis. 

For additional information, please contact Dr Nicki Tiffin by email:
nicki at sanbi.ac.za  or visit www.sanbi.ac.za 

Start date: Immediate or 1 October 2012. Both appointments will be for 1
year, renewable based on performance, with a competitive industry-scale
salary commensurate with experience. 

External applicants are welcome to apply. 

To apply, please send your full CV, cover letter motivating your interest
and including the full postal/email addresses and contact numbers of 3
references to Ms Hazel Gxekwa via email to hgxekwa at uwc.ac.za

Closing date for applications: 10 September 2012. 

The university reserves the right not to make an appointment. Only
short-listed candidates will be communicated with.


Nicki Tiffin (Ph D)
Senior Lecturer
South African National Bioinformatics Institute
University of the Western Cape
Cape Town, South Africa

Tel:        +27 (0)83 4060134
Email:       nickitiffin at imaginet.co.za, nicki at sanbi.ac.za
Skype:       nickitiffin


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