ACADEMIC SPECIALIST - SOFTWARE ENGINEERING - MELBOURNE BIOINFORMATICS

 
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Jul 21, 2021
Medicine

Job Description:

About the role:

The role is as lead developer of the Janis “Portable Pipelines Project”, an exciting system that simplifies the specification of complex analysis workflows and their deployment on HPC and Cloud systems (https://janis.readthedocs.io/en/latest/).

Janis is making a difference now – already, thousands of cancer samples have had their genomes analysed using this system. We believe there is potential for Janis to make a much bigger difference – by further facilitating translation between different workflow specifications, such as Common Workflow Language (CWL), Workflow Definition Language (WDL), Nextflow and the widely-used Galaxy platform.

The role will initially collaborate with leading experts in cancer genomics, situated within a world-leading biomedical precinct, providing a rare opportunity to develop experience in big data analytics for biomedical science.  The role reports to the Academic Lead, Melbourne Bioinformatics, with significant supervision from the project lead at the PeterMac, and in collaboration with other research software engineers from WEHI.

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