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Bioinformatician

Posted: November 10, 2017
Company name: Enza Zaden
Location: Enkhuizen, the Netherlands
Country: Netherlands
Poster represents: an employer
Terms of employment: Salaried employee
Hours: Full time
Onsite: yes
Description: Do you want to work in a research environment, are you interested in plant biology and are you capable of building relationships on different levels through the organisation in order to analyse business needs? As a bioinformatician you will join our research team and develop healthy, innovative vegetable varieties in a sustainable way.

As bioinformatician you will be part of the Biotechnology Research department which performs a wide range of research requiring you to work in close collaboration with molecular biologists. This research generates vast amounts of data, ready to be analysed. The goal of this analysis is to facilitate the breeding process by finding leads which will enable the breeders to create the best vegetable varieties.

You will mainly work on data analysis with focus on next-generation sequencing data. This includes development of analysis pipelines, including user interfaces and databases, data visualisation and optimising in-house developed algorithms and workflows.

Our main stack is Perl, Moo, Mojolicious, Rex. If the task requires it, we also switch to other technologies, such as R or golang.
Desired skills: You are familiar with software development and data analysis. You have the drive to dig into complex data-sets and the ability to continue until you have found the answers you are looking for. You keep looking for new possibilities and you share your ideas with the team. Furthermore you have excellent communication skills and are a strong team player.

To make this function a success you’ll need the following requirements:

BSc or MSc degree in bioinformatics, computer science or data analysis related field.

* Confident in the scripting language Perl (or other language and willingness to learn Perl)
* Above average Linux skills
* Knowledge of distributed source code version control system, e.g. git or mercurial
* Interested in plant biology
* Fluent in English

Proficiency in high performance computing and sequence data analysis is highly desirable. Basic database knowledge (SQL/NoSQL) and web application development (Perl Mojolicious) are a plus.
Website for more information: www.enzazaden.com
Contact information: Ingrid Bosch (HR), phone +31 (0) 6 233 90 523

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