We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated Software Engineer to join the Functional Genomics Software Development Team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.
The post holder will work with a team of other software engineers, bioinformaticians and statisticians on a variety of tasks related to a new large EU project devoted to constructing infrastructure for chemical safety data. The successful candidate will be responsible for technical aspects of establishing and maintaining a data management system. Existing open source software solutions will be used, alongside with custom development as necessary. A data management system will be built in collaboration with a computational biologist.
The main responsibilities will include:
- installing and configuring data management software components;
- working with the computational biologist and other project partners on customizing and improving the system as necessary;
- system maintenance.
EMBL-EBI is a world-leading bioinformatics centre providing biological data to the scientific community, with expertise in data storage, analysis and representation. The Functional Genomics Group is coordinating the informatics for a number of collaborative European projects in epidemiology and molecular biology. We contribute to those projects by providing data collection, validation, storage and integration infrastructure.
EMBL-EBI has a dynamic and international atmosphere with staff members from all over the world. EMBL-EBI’s combination of service provision and research offers access to state-of-the-art computational facilities in combination with the informal and intellectually stimulating atmosphere of a world-class academic research institute.
In addition to competitive salaries EMBL-EBI offers a generous package of benefits. We're situated on an attractive campus which offers subsidised restaurants, cafe and gym, a nursery, free parking, and free shuttle bus services to and from Cambridge and Saffron Walden.