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Software Engineer: Data Science + Web Development (Fixed Term)

We are looking for a Software Engineer/IT specialist to support the research of Dr Albert Cardona, whose lab is interested in the basis of behavior in neuronal circuits; it will also involve work on open source tools used in many labs around the world. The role holder will provide a technical lead for IT provision which will further enhance the capabilities of the research group as well as managing the Group's infrastructure services, network and website.

You should have a neuroscience background with first or second degree in a relevant subject e.g. neuroscience + software engineering experience, or computer science + neuroscience experience. Other skills required include:

  • Linux, python (django, scientific stack), javascript, web development, postgreSQL/postGIS
  • Developing, deploying and administrating single-page webapps
  • Developing software packages from scratch both for internal use and open source release
  • Contributing to large-scale software projects
  • Producing text and figures for publication
  • Reconstructing neuronal arbors
  • Image segmentation and object detection in volumetric microscopy data

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 5 years in the first instance.

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For details of recent projects in the lab, see . For a description of the lab's focus see

Please quote reference PM20574 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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