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Job LocationSaudi Arabia
Job TitleScientific Programmer - 1 Year Contract
Job TypeNon-Academic
Job SummaryWe are seeking to fill a position for a scientific programmer working in a research group focusing on biomedical data analysis. The group has developed and maintains a number of public services, such as the AberOWL ontology repository, the PhenomeNet system for candidate gene prioritization, the DeepGO server for function prediction, as well as a number of machine learning methods and software for genomic data analysis (see https://github.com/bio-ontology-research-group).
The scientific programmer will be responsible for developing research software jointly with other researchers in the group, maintain and further develop current services developed by the group, and contribute to developing analysis workflows for genomic data. All software should be made available under a free software license.
The programmer will work in the group of Prof Robert Hoehndorf (http://www.kaust.edu.sa/faculty/hoehndorf.html), a research group which is recognized for its work on biomedical data analysis and knowledge-based systems, and which has strong collaborations with leading international research institutes.

Duration: initial contract 1 year (renewable)
 
Major ResponsibilitiesThere is no specific requirement for a particular programming language, but software developed in the group is written in C, Python, Java, Groovy, Perl, R, Matlab, PHP, Javascript, and other languages. It is expected that the candidate is willing to contribute to existing in projects.
 
To apply, please send your CV, the names and contact details of two referees, a brief letter of motivation, and a link to your Github, Bitbucket, or similar repositories
OrganizationDivision of Computer, Elec, Math Sciences & Engineering
DivisionComputational Bioscience Research Center
Technical Skills- Experience in Bioinformatics, in particular analysis of next generation sequencing data
- Experience with Semantic Web technologies, machine learning, and Artificial Intelligence
- Experience developing web-based interfaces
Non-Technical Skills or Attributes- Ability to work as part of a team, in particular with students and junior researchers
Required Education- BSc/MSc (or higher) in computer science, bioinformatics or a related field
Required Experience- Strong programming skills and experience
- Experience with high-performance computing and parallelization
 

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