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Synthace logoSynthace is looking for a software engineer to continue developing and scaling their products and infrastructure. 

Apply via the Synthace careers website.

The Project

Named by the World Economic Forum as one of the world’s 30 Technology Pioneers 2016, Synthace is re-imagining how we work with biology, exponentially improving the speed and quality of the final results. This is made possible through our high-level language and operating system for labs, Antha, which is already impacting how scientists work with biology in major companies.

Responsibilities

You’ll be working within a tight-knit development team on exciting projects with plenty of technical challenge to get your teeth into, you will:

  • Design, build, test, and maintain high-performance and scalable microservices in a global, federated container cluster
  • Integrate and deploy custom and off-the-shelf software components
  • Manage deadlines and priorities in a dynamic environment that blends software and wet-lab development
  • Master our current technology stack which includes: Kubernetes Federation, Go, Google Cloud, Docker, and Ansible

Key requirements:

  • BA/BS degree in computer science or equivalent…
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The Software Sustainability Institute and zaf-RSE invite anyone coding in and for academia in South Africa to complete this survey on research software. 

As of now there is not much knowledge about the community of those in research and science who develop software. This survey aims to gain valuable insights into this community in order to support research funders and other institutions to develop strategies and funding programs as well as policies.

Last and this years’ UK surveys [1, 2] allowed to gain valuable insights. We would like to build on the momentum gained in the UK RSE community and help to create a voice for the South African RSE community. Similar surveys will be conducted in Canada, Australia, Norway, the Netherlands, the USA and again in the UK. For reasons of comparability, this survey was closely coordinated with the others. We thank Prof Ilani Loubser from the North-West University's Space Physics programme for working with the NWU eResearch Initiative to provide South African context to the survey.

This survey gives South African researchers and scientist the opportunity to make their point of view and experiences be heard, and thus be part of the development of this community. It would be also very helpful if you could spread the word to others who develop software in the South African research landscape, or anyone who employs software experts in the South African academic landscape.

There are ca. 65 questions in this survey. It takes about 10 - 15 minutes to complete. Please note that this research is not compulsory and even if you decide to participate you can withdraw at any…

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Synthace logoSynthace is looking to hire a talented and experienced front-end engineer to work on the UI to the Antha platform for life science R&D. Synthace offers a package including 25 days’ annual leave + public holidays, company share options, 10% of salary pension contribution, and income protection, life, and private medical insurances.

To apply, please follow the instructions at the Synthace careers page.

The project

Named by the World Economic Forum as one of the world’s 30 Technology Pioneers 2016, Synthace is re-imagining how we work with biology, exponentially improving the speed and quality of the final results. This is made possible through our high level language and operating system for labs, Antha, which is already impacting how scientists work with biology in major companies like Dow, Merck and GSK.

Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development of new AnthaOS apps aimed at users from a variety of job roles including biological scientists, data scientists and management.
  • Contribute to the refinement and extension of our existing apps for devising and executing experimental workflows.
  • Optimize speed and responsiveness of the apps and framework

Antha uses a web-based front-end in Google Polymer across both…

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Synthace logoSynthace is looking for engineers to expand their team of lab automation software developers, working at the interface of life science and engineering on the Antha project. Two positions are available, one at a senior level. The senior candidate is required to have experience with both software development and lab automation systems.

Apply via the Synthace careers page.

The project

Named by the World Economic Forum as one of the world’s 30 Technology Pioneers 2016, Synthace is re-imagining how we work with biology, exponentially improving the speed and quality of the final results. This is made possible through our high-level language and operating system for labs, Antha, which is already impacting how scientists work with biology in major companies like Dow, Merck and GSK.

Responsibilities

Working within a tight-knit, multidisciplinary development team on exciting projects with plenty of technical challenge to get your teeth into, you will:

  • Develop drivers and output processing for various robots, incubators and sophisticated laboratory equipment
  • Contribute to the implementation of the generic driver and data processing framework
  • Develop new interfaces and representations for equipment not presently supported (…
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Imperial College London is recruiting a Senior Research Software Engineer to join ICL's Research Computing Service. The successful candidate will collaborate with experts across the College, applying software engineering, distributed computing and machine learning to research in science, engineering and medicine. 

To find further information and apply to this job, please visit ICL's jobs page.

Closing date is 22nd November 2017.

The Software Sustainability Institute website has entered an at-risk period from 13th to 21st November. We're in the process of migrating our website to a different platform. While you may not see any visible changes, there is a lot happening back stage.

We expect the website to be up and running normally on 21st November. However, if you experience any inconveniences after the 21st, please get in touch at info@software.ac.uk or send a tweet to @SoftwareSaved and we will look into it.

The Software Sustainability Institute are very pleased to announce Overleaf as Platinum Sponsor of the Collaborations Workshop 2018 (CW18). They are very kindly offering 1 year Overleaf Pro+Teach accounts to every attendee! Register today! Collaboration Workshop 18 will take place from Monday 26th to Wednesday 28th March 2018 at The School of Mathematics, Cardiff University.

Founded in 2012 and with over 750,000 registered users, Overleaf is an academic authorship tool that allows seamless collaboration and effortless manuscript submission, all underpinned by cloud-technology. By providing an intuitive online collaborative writing and publishing platform, Overleaf is making the process of writing, editing and publishing scientific documents quicker and easier. Researchers and academics can now write, collaborate, and publish with a single click, directly from the Overleaf web-app. Publishers and Institutions are partnering with Overleaf to provide customized writing templates, simple reference tool linking, and one-click publishing submission links. Supported by Digital Science, Overleaf aims to make science and research faster, more open and more transparent by bringing the whole scientific writing process into one place in the cloud - from idea, to writing, to review, to publication.

Attendees of CW18 will also have the opportunity to interact…

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CW18The Software Sustainability Institute is delighted to invite researchers, developers, innovators, managers, funders, publishers, leaders, and educators to explore best practices and the future of research software. Collaboration Workshop 2018 (CW18 #CollabW18) will take place from Monday 26th to Wednesday 28th March 2018 at The School of Mathematics, Cardiff University.

The themes of the workshop will be Culture Change, Productivity and Sustainability

Register now at our Eventbrite page.

To find out more, keep an eye out for updates at the Collaborations Workshop 2018 page.

The Carpentries have announced that the first CarpentryCon will take place from 30 May-1 June 2018 at the University College Dublin, Ireland.

CarpentryCon aspires to become a major learning, skill-building and networking event for the global Carpentries community. CarpentryCon 2018 will focus on three main themes:

  • community building,
  • sharing knowledge and
  • networking.

More details about CarpentryCon 2018 can be found from the official Carpentries announcement.

Software Sustainability Institute Fellow Edward Smith is organising an informal workshop on the 10th November, funded by the Software Sustainability Institute and hosted by Imperial College London (Sir Alexander Fleming Building SAFB 119), to bring together UK research software engineers for a discussion on Testing and Continuous Integration on High Performance Computing Platforms. This will include software engineers from UK institutions, including Imperial, Cambridge, UCL and SESC. The aim of this meeting will be to identify problems and existing solutions, discuss current and best practice and coordinate efforts in the development of the national framework.

Please have a look at a tentative plan for the day.

The workshop is free, includes coffee and lunch with some money available for travel. Places are limited to thirty applicants, with preference given to attendees willing to give a relevant talk.

To sign up, please fill in this form.