[ImageJ-devel] Job posting: Software developer post at the Imagopole facilities of the Institut Pasteur Paris

Jean-Yves Tinevez tinevez at pasteur.fr
Fri May 11 08:14:14 CDT 2012

Software developer post at the Imagopole facilities of the Institut Pasteur Paris

The Imagopole (www.imagopole.org) is a large multi-disciplinary centre for functional analyses of biological systems using optical and electron microscope imaging methods. It serves primarily researchers working on infection, microbiology and immunology at the Institut Pasteur Paris, but is also open at national and international levels for external research needs. With around fifty associate research and engineering staff, rendering advanced technologies for life sciences research to over five hundred users, we have special need for excellence in imaging informatics, and currently are seeking a an experienced software developer to join our team, for an appointment of three years. Specifically, the candidate will join the Imagopole in the context of a newly funded program (Wellcome Trust London) aimed to develop OME/OMERO (OME) image database architecture in the context of an international consortium of partners led by Pr. Jason Swedlow (Dundee University, UK), and including the Institut Pasteur Paris. The appointee will drive local development of a campus scale OME database supporting Imagopole users from Pasteur. The successful candidate will be an experienced self-starter, integrated into a dynamic team environment, and will take inspiration forOME development from colleagues and users. There will be ample opportunity and encouragement to collaborate with other software developers, bioinformaticians and IT experts across the campus.

The Open Microscopy Environment Consortium (OME) is in an exciting, well-funded initiative aiming to leverage great functionality for image db management through a community effort for improved and updated Bio-Formats; integration with ImageJ2, CellProfiler, and KNIME. Downstream there are plans for improved support for heterogeneous data, probably via NoSQL; improved data model and ontology support; improved support for distributed compute for large-scale analysis. While OMERO applications are mostly written in Java and Python with some JavaScript and PL/pgSQL the foundations are old-school (PostgreSQL, ZeroC’s ICE mixed with a taste of web scale computing; NoSQL, HDF5 and PyTables). So, the candidate must have the technical skills to integrate to this professional team, and the independence to use their skills for local developments in the Institut Pasteur Imagopole.

The successful applicant will be based in Paris France, and will interact closely with researchers and software developers based in Scotland, Germany, Italy, and the USA. For more information, see http://openmicroscopy.org.

Client and server side development;
Rapid prototyping based on new feature requests;
Participation in the entire life cycle of our applications; development, testing and deployment;
Continue development of an existing Java server-based Application

Java and/or Python programming experience
Database-driven application design and data modelling
Experience with client-server application development
Experience with SQL
Excellent object-oriented and aspect-oriented programming skills
Experience with Java server development
Experience with Linux, Mac OS X or any proprietary Unix flavour
Strong collaborative skills with an eye towards efficiency and creativity

Expertise in one or more of the following:
C, C++ and/or Python programming experience
Template design with Django
Experience developing and deploying Java client-server applications in Linux and/or Windows
A procedural SQL language (PL/SQL, Transact-SQL, PL/pgSQL, SQL PL)
Oracle or PostgreSQL experience
ZeroC’s ICE
NoSQL facility
Experience in an open source development project

Send CV and a letter of intention to: 
admin-imagopole at pasteur.fr (Attention: Pr. Spencer Shorte)
or call +33 1 40 61 3701

Jean-Yves Tinevez
PFID - Imagopole
Institut Pasteur
25-28, rue du Docteur Roux
75724 Paris cedex 15 
tel: +33 1 40 61 35 40

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