Starting immediately or as per agreement.
The research group of Richard Neher at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel is looking for a programmer/developer. Our group is a (co-)developer of multiple scientific software packages used to track and visualize viral and bacterial evolution including nextstrain.org, TreeTime, and panX. We are looking for somebody how would contribute to the development and maintenance of such tools and services that result from our research. These tools are used by a global community of infectious disease and public health researchers.
Your core task would be to collaborate with scientists and take new ideas from a sketch to a robust application. You would be involved in a diverse set of projects including development of data visualizations, back-ends/web services, and bioinformatic analysis workflows. We expect you to creatively contribute to these projects and you would have the opportunity to shape their development. These projects are public facing and completely open source.
The ideal candidate for this position has experience in scientific software development and/or web-applications adhering to best-practices in software development (version control, continuous integration, unit tests). Experience with Linux environments and Python is required. The candidates should have a degree in computer science, software development, bioinformatics or equivalent experience. Due to the broad set of projects, you should have experience in at least two of the following
- web app development with react.js (or similar)
- scientific programming in python/C++
- development of bioinformatic analysis workflows
If you are unsure whether your profile matches what we are looking for, get in touch with Richard Neher at email@example.com.
The Biozentrum offers a cutting-edge research infrastructure, a highly international environment that provides numerous opportunities to learn more, and excellent working conditions. The position is initially for 2 years, with the possibility of permanent employment. Salary and benefits according to University of Basel standards.
Please apply online with a CV, letter of motivation, and a summary of past projects you worked on including links to relevant source code repositories (where possible) through our online application system
For specific questions, feel free to contact Richard Neher at firstname.lastname@example.org. Reviewing of application will start on Dec. 15 and continue until the position is filled.