Scientific Software Developer

Job Description


What is the role?
There is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated person with a passion for technological innovation to join our science team in Leeds on a full-time basis. You will be developing and implementing cheminformatics and machine learning methodologies for life science applications, making use of your excellent knowledge of Java programming.

Why Lhasa Limited?
Based in our modern office environment and working collegiately alongside exceptionally talented developers and scientists, the role provides the opportunity to help bring to market safe, life-enhancing products, and to make a positive contribution to a reduction in animal testing. The role is remote working friendly.
Our charitable status enables us to make altruistic decisions for the public benefit and to work with some of the world leading companies and to make a significant contribution to scientific development.
Lhasa’s collaborative approach is widely trusted by our members and ensures that we are able to access confidential information that improves our software and that helps our people to gain the job satisfaction that arises from working on something that has tangible public benefit.
We offer a competitive salary and are rightfully proud of our generous benefits package. This includes a generous pension scheme, 34 days (pro-rata) personal holiday allowance (plus statutory holidays), flexible working hours and a broad range of family friendly and wellbeing focused benefits.

Why you?
Applicants will be ideally educated to postgraduate level or have equivalent experience in computer science, software engineering, cheminformatics or machine learning. You will be an experienced Java Software Developer with DevOps skills and a friendly and approachable work ethic. The science team is highly collaborative, so there is a strong expectation that you will be working as part of a multi-skilled team to achieve common, often challenging goals. You will have the desire to build a career in software development for use within life science research.

Your responsibilities
This is a permanent software developer post in the Molecular Informatics Team to support the
development of life science applications, model building and knowledge discovery. This role combines
code development and maintenance along with the configuration and maintenance of our automated code
management ecosystem. It assumes an excellent knowledge of Java programming, code management
tools and a strong affinity for life sciences in general.

Main responsibilities:

Design, implement and maintain cheminformatics software tools and applications that support
model building and knowledge discovery in the domain of life science
Configure and maintain our automated code management ecosystem (Git, Bitbucket, Gradle,
Jenkins, Jira and Artifactory)
Design and implement innovative algorithms and methods to address challenges faced during
the conception of new solutions for our members
Help to write and maintain suitable tests
Maintain a high standard of code and documentation
Liaise with the scientists to understand their needs and collect new requirements for the
cheminformatics platform
Assist other members of the research group with the construction of innovative tools to facilitate
the realisation of scientific solutions
Work collaboratively with others to produce proof of concept software (for internal use) and
prototypes (for external use)
Where required, demonstrate software to user representatives and other project stakeholders

Location: Granary Wharf House, 2 Canal Wharf, Holbeck, Leeds LS11 5PS, United Kingdom

Scientific Software Developer
+44 113 394 6020
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  • Date Posted
  • 8 September 2020 4:12 am
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  • Job Title
  • Scientific Software Developer
  • Hours
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  • Salary
  • £43,000 Fixed Salary (annually)
  • Experience
  • Bachelor's degree
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