Research Assistant in Open Research tool development (Fixed Term)

Closing Date
WorkplaceCambridge, East of England, UK


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Research Assistant in Open Research tool development (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a 1-year Wellcome Trust funded Research Assistant position to join an international team in the Department of Genetics in central Cambridge. The project is led by Ben Steventon and is aimed towards understanding growth control of a population of embryonic stem cells called neuromesodermal progenitors. The candidate will develop a new software tool and website to aid the sharing of our imaging data through open access data repositories and accompanying data notes. The tool will have two broad sets of advantages. For the researchers in our lab it will act as an online data-base in which to input the data sources and the appropriate levels of data description and metadata. For the user of our shared data it will provide a platform through which to access and explore our research outputs at all levels. Upon publication, we will be able to include a simple link to this online tool to encourage readers to access the data and to download it at the appropriate data level for their own research.

The candidate will be expected to have advanced programming skills in MATLAB, Python and R. And to have computer skills in multiple operating systems. Experience with machine learning and/or website development is desirable.

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Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

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Please quote reference PC20639 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Department of Genetics








11 September 2019

Closing date

1 October 2019


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