Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research


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GEE Informatics Technician

The Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, led by Professor Andrew Pomiankowski, brings together scientists with shared interests in genetics, environmental and evolutionary biology and is made up of nearly 50 research groups and some 200 research staff, PhD students and support staff.

We are looking to appoint Informatics Technician to provide technical support for GEE PIs with computation and informatics needs. The post holder will be required to support projects in GEE through scripting and programming in a variety of languages, interfacing with central UCL Research IT Services, acquiring and formatting datasets (e.g., climate and phenomic data) and code (e.g., for genetic or ecological models) that are used by multiple research groups, and helping to manage large databases (e.g., phenome10k.org).

Candidates must have GCSE's or equivalent experience. A degree in computer science, biology or a related discipline, or equivalent experience is desirable. Good knowledge of at least one programming language (e.g., C++, C#) and skills in scripting languages (e.g., Python, Java) as well as statistical computing in R are essential. Knowledge of multiple operating systems (e.g., Windows and Linux), skills in database design and management, and experience in spatial data analysis in GIS are desirable.

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Dr Richard Pearson at richard.pearson@ucl.ac.uk.

The post is funded until July 2018 in the first instance and is available immediately. 

Deadline for applications: 23:59, 12th October 2016

Please apply via the UCL online recruitment system:

Further particulars and a person specification can be downloaded from the above link or via Jobs.ac.uk