Software Engineer

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Closing Date
9 Feb 2020
£44,674 to £52,701 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance
UK DRI at UCL, London, WC1E 6BT
One year in the first instance.

About the job

Dementia is the greatest health challenge of our century.

The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) is the biggest UK initiative supporting research to fill this gap.

Research from UK DRI at UCL covers the journey from the patient to the laboratory and back to the patient with improved diagnosis, biomarkers and candidate therapies put to the test.

Professor Bart De Strooper is an internationally acclaimed researcher with a large and productive laboratory programme currently divided between Leuven and London. His research focuses on understanding the fundamental mechanisms that underlie neurodegenerative disease with a particular interest in the cellular phase of Alzheimer’s disease, the neuro-immune axis and single cell genomics.

The De Strooper lab, based in the UK DRI at UCL, is now seeking an experienced Software Engineer to manage the large and complex datasets generated by researchers in the lab. This will include designing and implementing data storage systems, developing ways to handle and guide dataflow, producing data processing solutions for large volumes of data and integrating heterogeneous data sources. 

Person criteria

You’ll have knowledge of software development best practise and substantial experience of programming, including the ability to learn new programming languages as required. You’ll be confident working with HPC and cloud computing platforms and will have experience of Linux system administration, strong problem-solving abilities, a good understanding of the mission of the UK DRI and great interpersonal and relationship building skills in a research context. Knowledge of or interest in bioinformatics, genomics or transcriptomics would be desirable, as would a working knowledge of statistics and the R language.

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