Junior Software Developer/Data Scientist

Barts Cancer Institute
United Kingdom London


Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £36,348 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL31542
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 14 February 2023
Closing date: 14 March 2023


About the Role

Applications are sought for a Junior Software Developer/Data Analyst to join the Bioinformatics Team at the CRUK Barts Centre. We are an interdisciplinary team comprising researchers, software engineers and bioinformaticians who work together on well-established bioinformatics software and on developing novel cutting-edge tools. The role will be based within the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.

In particular, the successful candidate will support the development of the SNPnexus tool. SNPnexus is a genomic variant annotation tool developed to facilitate the analysis and prioritisation of variations on the human genome. SNPnexus is a mature product, with a strong worldwide user base and being used as a foundation for some of our other developments. As such, collaboration with members from other projects will be required.

About the School/Department/Institute/Project

The Barts Cancer Institute (BCI) is a Cancer Research UK Centre of Excellence whose work aims to transform the lives of those with and at risk of cancer through innovative research in the laboratory, in patients and in populations. BCI is internationally renowned in many areas of cancer research and it combines ground-breaking basic research with the expertise of clinicians and clinician scientists from the Centre for Experimental Cancer Medicine and the Barts NHS Trust to achieve improvements in cancer patient care. BCI is also committed in supporting and developing future cancer researchers through its extensive postgraduate training. It is one of six institutes within The School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD).

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Charterhouse Square Campus in London. It is full time (35 hours per week), fixed term appointment for 2 years. The starting salary will be Grade 4, £36,348 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries about this post, including arrangements to visit the Institute/Centre, can be made to (Claude Chelala) at c.chelala@qmul.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is 14 March 2023.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.


About you

Essential requirements for this post include solid knowledge and experience of working with Python and at least one web framework (preferably Django). Knowledge of relational databases (Mysql/MariaDB) and front-end development: HTML, CSS and JavaScript, is also essential. Experience with R programming language and an understanding of clinical terminology (SNOMED CT, ICD, HPO) and clinical research data management system (REDCap) would be highly beneficial to this role.

Start date

February 17, 2023

How to Apply

Further details www.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/vacancies/items/8076.html
Apply ig24.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_QMUL01.asp?newms=rf&ID=QMUL31542


Claude Chelala