Job descriptionOxford Nanopore Technologies is headquartered at the Oxford Science Park outside Oxford, UK, with satellite offices and a commercial presence in many global locations across the US, APAC and Europe. Oxford Nanopore employs from multiple subject areas including nanopore science, molecular biology and applications, informatics, engineering, electronics, manufacturing and commercialisation. The management team, led by CEO Dr Gordon Sanghera, has a track record of delivering pioneering technologies to the market. Oxford Nanopore's sequencing platform is the only technology that offers real-time analysis, in fully scalable formats from pocket to population scale, that can analyse native DNA or RNA and sequence any length of fragment to achieve short to ultra-long read lengths. Our goal is to enable the analysis of any living thing, by anyone, anywhere! We are looking for a motivated individual with programming expertise to help us design and implement new bioinformatics tools, libraries, and modules for different applications of Oxford Nanopore sequencing. New generation of computational methods is required to capitalize on the recent progress of the technology and its unique features. Our new â€œApplications Toolsâ€� team will develop algorithms and software to push the boundaries across a variety of existing applications and to enable new ones. We expect the candidate to have strong programming and software design skills (experience with C++ or Rust is a plus). Curiosity, learning drive and interest in the genomics domain are crucial. Knowledge of modern methods in genomics tools development (minimizers, minhash sketching, etc), and/or real-life experience with sequencing data analysis is a plus. The duties. Working on the development of tools and libraries for analysis of ONT sequencing data. We are involved in development of methods for a wide range of applications from variant calling and genome assembly to cDNA analysis. Working closely with members of other teams at ONT to get feedback and stay up to date with the latest and upcoming technological developments. Interacting with other data analysts and bioinformaticians in the company, to efficiently use and adapt their tools. Preparing clear and comprehensive documentation on the developed software and working with Nanopore and Metrichor Developers to facilitate integration of developed methods to Epi2me Planning the appropriate experiments for benchmarking and showcasing developed methods Updating other bioinformaticians in the company on the latest developments and best usage practices What we're looking for. Relevant degree or software engineering experience Extensive contribution (at least one) real-life codebase Strong programming and software design skills Firm knowledge of standard algorithms and data structures Excellent problem-solving skills Basic data wrangling and visualisation Proficiency in some general-purpose programming language We offer outstanding benefits to include an attractive bonus, generous pension contributions, private healthcare and an excellent starting salary. Based within beautiful, landscaped surroundings with tree-lined walks, water features and a lake, all of which make for a wonderful working environment. If you are looking to utilise your skills to really make a difference to humankind, then consider joining our team and apply today! Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job. #LI-JR1 Oxford Nanopore's goal is to bring the widest benefits to society through enabling the analysis of anything, by anyone, anywhere. The company has developed a new generation of nanopore-based sensing technology enabling the real-time, high-performance, accessible and scalable analysis of DNA and RNA. The technology is used in more than 100 countries to understand the biology of humans and diseases, plants, animals, bacteria, viruses and whole environments. Oxford Nanopore was founded in 2005 as a spin-out from the University of Oxford and now employs over 1000 employees around the world.
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