Bioinformatician (Computational Proteomics)

European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)
Job Location: 
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK
Job Description: 

We are looking for an enthusiastic Bioinformatician (Computational Proteomics) to join the Proteomics Team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus in the UK.

Mass spectrometry-based proteomics is an exciting, rapidly developing field. The Bioinformatician, who will be a biologist or biochemist with strong programming skills, or a software engineer with a strong life science background, will contribute to the maintenance and development of the PRIDE database.

The responsibilities of the Bioinformatician include the integration and analysis of MS-based proteomics data using high-throughput methods and development of new analysis and annotation tools. In addition to these activities, the Bioinformatician may contribute to the development of the group's external services and develop internal and external software specifications.

For more information see - Proteomics Team:

EMBL-EBI is part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and is located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK. We are a world-leading bioinformatics centre providing biological data to the scientific community with expertise in data storage, analysis and representation. We provide a dynamic, international working environment and has close ties with both the University of Cambridge and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. EMBL-EBI staff enjoy many benefits including excellent sports facilities, a free shuttle bus to Cambridge and other nearby centres, an active sports and social club and an attractive working environment set in 55 acres of parkland.


Applicants should possess a university degree and demonstrated knowledge in both computer and life sciences, with experience in mass spectrometry a strong plus. Deep knowledge of a popular programming language, usually Java, is required. Excellent communication skills are required.

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About Our Organization: 

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation.

Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.

Note that special visa requirements apply to employees of non EU countries working at EMBL-EBI in the UK. The period of work does not qualify them for the Highly Skilled Migrants Programme.