Contract Python Developer - Life Sciences

Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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Master of Science

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United Kingdom,Surrey,Surrey,

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Keywords: Knime, Python, Bioinformatics, Cheminformatics, Perl, Ruby, Java, Test, Integration, Pipel

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24 Jul, 2017

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Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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Scientific Python Developer - Contract
A great opportunity for a scientific python developer is available to further develop and maintain a large python code base including a series of large scale data analysis pipelines supporting discovery research. This code and associated data pipelines transform data into insights for Drug Discovery Research Teams allowing the large scale analysis and mining of research data. Opportunities exist to extend the work scope beyond data pipelining into semantic data integration, data mining and algorithmic programming.
Primary responsibilities of the role would include:
*Refactoring multiple data pipelines to work within frameworks such as Airflow or Luigi
*Working with Discovery Scientists to convert and codify further analysis workflows (Knime) into python
*Developing databases and datastores to serve transformed data to applications
*Integrating multiple data sources
*Unit testing, integration testing, automation
*BSc in Science / Computer Science / Engineering
*2+ years working in the Life Sciences area
*2+ years' experience developing software in a commercial environment
Required Skills/Experience:
*Python programming
*At least one other language such as Perl, Ruby, Java, C
*Strong software development skills
*Object Orientated Programming
*Unit and integration testing
*Experience with version control systems such as SVN or Git
*Linux/Unix scripting and familiarity with high performance computing environments
*Good interpersonal and communication skills
The following additional skills would be a significant advantage:
*PhD in Computational Chemistry / Bioinformatics or a related field
*Experience with workflow tools such as KNIME, Pipeline Pilot, Rapid miner
*Experience with Big Data technologies such as Netezza, Hadoop, Spark etc.
*Experience with JSON/XML/RESTful Web API's
*Experience with data integration technologies

Please do not hesitate to contact Harvey Uppal at or call (+44) 121 616 3407 to discuss this opportunity further.
Keywords: Knime, Python, Bioinformatics, Cheminformatics, Perl, Ruby, Java, Test, Integration, Pipeline, Workflows, Linux, Unix, Rest API's, Big Data, Hadoop, Genomics, Drug Discovery, Contract, Surrey

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Paramount Recruitment Ltd


No. 5 Lower Temple Street,No. 5 Lower Temple Street


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Pharmaceutical Recruitment



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+44 (0)121 616 3460

Specialist in Permanent, Contract and Interim recruitment solutions to the Pharmaceutical and Life Science industries throughout Europe.

Our goal is to assist our candidates in finding that “perfect fit” between individual skills and experience and the right career opportunity. We identify and only present the positions that accurately reflect a chosen professional path. We discuss opportunities in detail, respect choices and ask permission prior to presenting any details to prospective clients. We brief and prepare every candidate for client meetings, and once the interview process is complete, provide feedback in a timely manner.

Our clients choose Paramount because:
• We are a Corporate Member of REC (Recently Inspected)
• We aspire to build long-term partnerships
• Our consultants are highly trained with expert market knowledge
• We are one of the most effective advertisers on the Internet
• We provide tailored Recruitment Solutions
• We keep up-to-date with Industry information – Salary scales, market knowledge, skills shortages

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Established in January 2003, Paramount Recruitment is an independent recruitment consultancy which has grown to be one of the leading recruiters to the Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and Scientific industries, throughout the UK and Europe.

Our Vision is to be internationally recognised and admired as the number one recruitment solutions provider to the Healthcare Pharmaceutical and Scientific industries.

Our Mission is to employ the best Consultants, whose aim is to deliver a professional and superior service to ensure our clients achieve their business goals and our candidates attain their career aspirations.
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  • Respect - Paramount people listen, engage and contribute to ensure we make  the best possible decisions.  We are proud to work in recruitment.  Our diversity    makes our team uniquely adaptable to whatever challenges be it location, industry or culture we work in.
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