Paramount Recruitment

Scientific Software Developer

08 Feb 2021
08 Mar 2021
Emilie Francis
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Scientific Software Developer

Paramount have partnered with a major new start up in Oxford that has made exceptional progress in the field of cancer diagnostics. Harnessing breakthrough technology from one of the most renowned academic institutions in the world, they are dedicated to making cancer diagnostics more sensitive, accurate and cheaper than ever before. Due to a recent substantial funding round, this exciting Biotech is now looking for talented Software Developer to join their R&D team.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for leading the creation of software infrastructure to enable to analysis & interpretation of NGS data.

Responsibilities may include:

*Contribute critically to the assay design team by building the software infrastructure to support the workflow operations
*Establish robust data processing pipelines, initially for R&D purpose, but developing them toward clinical grade assays.
*Develop best practices for the company's software, including robust and tested pipelines that can be used by all the relevant stakeholders.
*Produce high quality documentation of pipelines & software.
*Interact with external collaborators in the context of clinical trials and pilot studies, developing interfaces and APIs.
*In the longer term, contribute to the deployment of the regulated infrastructure to support large scale testing.

The ideal candidate will possess:

*A degree in Computer Science or Bioinformatics/Computational Biology with a strong software component
*Experience in scientific programming and software development, with expertise using Python
*Previous academic or industry experience either in a development team or as part of a scientific team
*Expertise in best practices for software development (such as git, scrum, sprint structure, testing suites, continuous integration tools).
*Experience with relational and NoSQL databases and Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) frameworks.
*Experience using system monitoring tools and automated testing frameworks.
*Experience of working with cloud platforms such as Azure and AWS.
*Experience in building code using CI/CD .
*Excellent team-working skills with previous experience of completing collaborative projects on time and within budget.
*Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) with the ability to communicate complicated ideas and information effectively at all levels.
*Enjoy working towards challenging goals in a fast-moving environment where on-time delivery of results is a high priority.
*Enjoy working in a fast moving and motivated scientific environment.

This is a really exciting opportunity for a Scientific Software Developer who wants to work on truly breakthrough science and make a real impact on the lives of cancer patients. Alongside working amongst some of the brightest minds in this field, the successful candidate will receive a competitive salary package and flexible working options. To be considered, please email your CV to Emilie Francis at

Key words: Oxford, Biotech, Startup, Oncology, Cancer Genomics, Diagnostics, Epigenetics, Scientific Software Developer, Bioinformatics Software, Computational Biology.

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