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‚ÄčScientific Programmer

An opening for a Scientific Programmer is available in the group of Prof. Robert Hoehndorf at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.

Start date: Earliest possible
Location: Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Employment: Full-time
Duration: initial contract 1 year (renewable)

Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

Job description:

We are seeking to fill a position for a scientific programmer working in a research group focusing on biomedical data analysis. The group has developed and maintains a number of public services, such as the AberOWL ontology repository, the PhenomeNet system for candidate gene prioritization, the DeepGO server for function prediction, as well as a number of machine learning methods and software for genomic data analysis (see https://github.com/bio-ontology-research-group).

The scientific programmer will be responsible for developing research software jointly with other researchers in the group, maintain and further develop current services developed by the group, and contribute to developing analysis workflows for genomic data. All software should be made available under a free software license.

The programmer will work in the group of Prof Robert Hoehndorf (http://www.kaust.edu.sa/faculty/hoehndorf.html), a research group which is recognized for its work on biomedical data analysis and knowledge-based systems, and which has strong collaborations with leading international research institutes.

Expertise required:

- BSc/MSc (or higher) in computer science, bioinformatics or a related field

- Strong programming skills and experience

- Experience with high performance computing and parallelization

- Ability to work as part of a team, in particular with students and junior researchers

There is no specific requirement for a particular programming language, but software developed in the group is written in C, Python, Java, Groovy, Perl, R, Matlab, PHP, Javascript, and other languages. It is expected that the candidate is willing to contribute to existing in projects.

Desirable expertise:

- Experience in Bioinformatics, in particular analysis of next generation sequencing data
- Experience with Semantic Web technologies, machine learning, and Artificial Intelligence
- Experience developing web-based interfaces

Scientific programmers are entitled to a competitive salary (commensurate with the applicant's qualifications), fully-furnished housing on the KAUST campus, free medical and life insurance, free education at KAUST schools for children, and relocation allowance.

KAUST will be responsible for the actual recruiting decision, appointment offers and employment benefits.

How to apply:

To apply, please send your CV, the names and contact details of two referees, a brief letter of motivation, and a link to your Github, Bitbucket, or similar repositories, by email to: robert.hoehndorf@kaust.edu.sa


For any questions related to the position, please contact Robert Hoehndorf (robert.hoehndorf@kaust.edu.sa).

About KAUST:

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is an international, graduate-level research university dedicated to inspiring a new age of scientific achievement in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in the region, and around the globe. As an independent, merit-based institution, KAUST's pioneering matrix structure of academic divisions and interdisciplinary research centers enables top researchers from around the globe and across all cultures to work together to solve challenging scientific and technological issues.

The KAUST global research and education networks support diverse talents, both on its campus and at other premier universities and research institutions, through collaborative research agreements, grants, and student scholarship programs. KAUST, open to both men and women from all around the world, is governed by an independent, self-perpetuating Board of Trustees. The core campus, located on more than 36 million square meters on the Red Sea at Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, was inaugurated on the 23rd of September 2009.

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