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Java Developer (Mid-level) - Core Java, SQL, Bioinformatics

  • Location: Essex
  • Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum + BUPA, Lifex4
  • Job type: Permanent
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Job Description

Java Developer (Mid-level) - Core Java, SQL, Bioinformatics

Java Developers with a background in Biology / Bioinformatics OR Bioinformatics researchers with 3-4 years Java coding skills; I've got a role for you!

Our client are a global Informatics Software provider with a vacancy within the team developing a Bioinformatics product used in the research & development of biological compounds. The role will involve a mixture of product enhancements and scaling of the platform, mixed with ongoing technical fixes, working mainly in Java 7 & 8, with SQL, Grails, JavaScript & JQuery and BioJava

The role would suit people with Computer Science background (academic and / or commercial), a background in Bioinformatics (commercial or academic / PhD research) combined with roughly 3-4 years core Java skills. Perhaps you completed a degree in a Biology related subject before completing a Masters in Computer Science; this might be a great way to combine your academic knowledge? Or worked / led a PhD research programme within a Bioinformatics field and want to move into a commercial environment. This might be a great move for you

Key Requirements

  • 3-4 years core Java experience
  • Writing SQL queries
  • Previous commercial or Academic Bioinformatics background such as PhD research, R&D Software Engineering or Computational Scientific research
  • Bachelors , Masters or PhD in any exact science

Nice to haves


  • Biology & Bioinformatics knowledge within protein & DNA sequences
  • Groovy / Grails
  • JavaScript / JQuery
  • BioJava

Benefits packages

  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • 5% employer pension contribution
  • Private Healthcare (BUPA)
  • Death in Service Plan 4x Salary

Flexible benefits

  • CCV (Childcare Vouchers)
  • Cycle to Work

Sweeteners

  • Free parking
  • Access to Reward Gateway (discount site)
  • Pool room
  • Free fruit
  • Team-building activities
  • Free eye tests
  • Code school access (developers only)

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