Jobs in Structural Biology and Related Fields

Software Scientist in Cryo-electron Microscopy

Diamond Light Source Ltd, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, United Kingdom
Application deadline: 01 Mar 2020

An opportunity has become available for a skilled scientific software developer to join eBIC and the Data Analysis group at Diamond Light Source, as part of a small team, developing and supporting cutting-edge software for CryoEM. The role will also help drive development, automation and information management, and exploit opportunities arising from the facility.

You will play an active role in delivering a program of world class software services and developments to enhance and underpin both the research and user program at eBIC.

Through a combination of collaboration, particularly with the Computational Project for electron cryo-microscopy (CCP-EM), and development, you will help refine and deliver existing data analysis and reduction methods and introduce new methods to enable scientists to process and visualise large volumes of CryoEM data and capture experimental information.

You will work with software developers and scientists and contribute to the development and support of the software required for data acquisition, automation, scientific data reduction and analysis in CryoEM, and to ensure its timely implementation.

About You

You will have a first degree in a STEM subject, preferably with a relevant PhD or significant equivalent experience.

You should be proficient in modern programming languages including Java, C++ and Python, with some experience of the software development lifecycle.

It would be advantageous to have experience in CryoEM software maintenance/development for either cryo-tomography or single particle analysis, but experience in related computational areas will also be considered.

You will demonstrate practical experience in a professional, scientific or technical field with experience in using mathematics and software engineering techniques for application development.

You will also display a passion to learn and think creatively for the solutions we provide to enable science, and to apply this passion through the supervision, mentoring and development of staff.

You will demonstrate good interpersonal, communication and presentational skills with the ability to interact effectively with staff at all levels.


The application deadline for this role is 1 March 2020. 

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Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, United Kingdom

Software Scientist in Cryo-electron Microscopy