JavaScript Developer in Genome Biology

Updated: 11 months ago
Location: Oxford, ENGLAND
Deadline: 15 Nov 2017


As a JavaScript Developer in Genome Biology, you will be working as part of the Wellcome Trust funded WIGWAM consortium and University of Oxford to develop novel modes of interaction and visualisation of complex biological “Big Data” datasets and data types. These data will relate to the predisposition to disease in the normal human populations and will directly include, anaemia, diabetes type II and multiple sclerosis. The data will be of many types and will come from multiple different types of tissue and so will require the development of approaches to deal with very diverse and deep data in two dimensions and three dimensions both via conventional displays and potentially Virtual Reality (VR) environments.

You will be required to work in a concert with multiple teams across different sites, but will be based in the purpose built MRC WIMM Centre of Computational Biology in the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, Oxford (Professor Jim Hughes and Mr. Stephen Taylor, WIMM). You will work closely with the team and communicate effectively, especially with communicating progress and delays. You will be involved in the development of novel methods and tools for interaction and visualisation (2D, 3D and VR) of complex biological datasets whilst working with both the UI and backend visualisation framework.

The successful candidate must have a substantial range of experience which relates to computing appropriate to the post; have strong JavaScript skills with a strong understanding of HTML, CSS and have the ability to convert a static design into a working application. Detailed knowledge of biology is not a requirement although an interest and enthusiasm for the application of computational approaches to these questions would be an advantage.

This position is offered full-time until 28 February 2019 with the potential for an extension.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below.

The closing date for this position is 12.00 midday on 15 November 2017.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

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