Galaxy Workflow Developer

The John Innes Centre is a world-leading research institute specialising in plant and microbial science and, as such, is firmly in the era of “big data”. Much of our science employs next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies and the aim is to train our staff to become more self-sufficient in carrying out the most common types of NGS-related bioinformatic analysis. We are adopting the Galaxy platform as one way in which to achieve this and we now have an exciting opportunity in the Computational and Systems Biology Department to lead the development and support of our Galaxy instance. The appointee will work closely with Dr Martin Trick and with our Science Computing Team to:
 
  • * Populate the Galaxy instance with key NGS workflows for alignment, mapping, variant detection, de novo transcriptome assembly, ChIP-Seq analysis etc.
  • * Develop training materials (example workflows, online documentation, webinars, and tutorials) in their use and to share and communicate them
  • * Document the underlying command line elements constituting these workflows as an alternative for direct use in our HPC environment

Applicants may be either post graduates with a first degree in a biological discipline together with a higher qualification and/or substantial experience in bioinformatics or might be trained and qualified in computer science but with a demonstrable knowledge and experience of application in a biological context. Strength in working in a Linux environment and experience of using common bioinformatics tools, particularly those for NGS data analysis, is required. Good knowledge of a scripting language such as Perl or Python, together with some end-user and, ideally, administrator experience of Galaxy would be desirable. As the appointee will create, document and disseminate training assets, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are essential.
Please ensure that your online application includes a covering letter in support.
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Galaxy Platform Development Officer

TGAC – Norwich, Norfolk

The Galaxy Platform Development Officer will initiate the deployment, maintenance and training of the Galaxy analysis platform. TGAC needs a flexible approach to the analysis of data in order to enable internal researchers, external collaborators and researchers at other UK BBSRC institutes to have ready access to a wide range of analytical tools and pipelines. As such, TGAC’s reputation as a UK hub for innovative bioinformatics and genomics and their applications in a broad spectrum of bioscience will be strengthened through the provisioning of a Galaxy instance over our powerful HPC hardware. The post holder will have the opportunity to gather and act on the analysis demands of the UK genomics community, providing training on the Galaxy platform itself as well as tools and workflows used. Through developing, testing and launching a series of training events and initiatives around the TGAC Galaxy asset, TGAC will be well placed as a national node for Galaxy training. The Genome Analysis Centre is an institute supported by the BBSRC to ensure that biological science in the UK has access to a skill base in genomics technologies and bioinformatics to deliver programmes leading to improved food security, advances in industrial biotechnology and improved human health and wellbeing.  

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Experimental Officer in Bioinformatics

University of Birmingham

The Experimental Officer in Bioinformatics will focus on the development and application of workflows for spectral processing of mass spectrometry metabolomics data. In addition the postholder will lead the statistical and network analyses of the metabolomics data generated using both mass spectrometry and NMR spectroscopy. This will include programming in Matlab, R and/or Python, and developing Galaxy workflows and related tools for data management and multi-omics data integration. The position also includes the training of visiting scientists and undertaking some independent research in computational metabolomics, all while working closely with other Experimental Officers in mass spectrometry and NMR spectroscopy metabolomics. The Genome Analysis Centre is an institute supported by the BBSRC to ensure that biological science in the UK has access to a skill base in genomics technologies and bioinformatics to deliver programmes leading to improved food security, advances in industrial biotechnology and improved human health and wellbeing.  

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