Scientific Programmer

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

Are you an experienced scientific programmer looking for an exciting new opportunity?

The Functional Genomics Production Team is looking to recruit a highly motivated individual to join the Mouse Informatics Project at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.

This project provides informatics support for a number of major mouse knockout and phenotyping resources. We have received funding to create the database resources for the NIH sponsored KOMP2 project. The KOMP2 resources will provide access to broad-based phenotyping to the research community. Additional activities with the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC) will create a mammalian genome-wide knowledgebase of gene function and possible involvement in human disease.

Your primary responsibilities will involve software development, maintenance and deployment of our websites and associated tools. You will work closely within a team of bioinformaticians and programmers, and interact with other groups at the EMBL-EBI and along side our international collaborators to improve features on our current and future website as well as the back-end solutions.

This position offers a unique opportunity for significant scientific involvement and development of domain area expertise in bioinformatics for a motivated candidate.

EMBL-EBI is part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and is Europe's leading provider of information services to biological researchers in academia and industry.

At EMBL-EBI we provide a dynamic, international working environment and have 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.

For further information about the KOMP2 project please visit
For further information about the IMPC please visit


Our ideal candidate will hold a Masters degree in IT or bioinformatics or will be able to demonstrate equivalent work experience.

You must have basic experience of working in a UNIX/Linux environment and proficiency in one or more web technologies (Drupal, PHP, JavaScript, AJAX, Servlets, REST/Solr). Experience in one or more database connectivity and technologies (JDBC, Hibernate) and relational databases (MySQL, Oracle) is required.

Previous experience of working in a production software environment and organising tasks to fit defined release cycles is desirable. You will have significant professional experience of web programming including graphical user interfaces to relational databases, and applicants with experience in genetics or bioinformatics will have a distinct advantage.

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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.

We welcome applications from all nationalities. Visa information will be discussed in more depth with applicants selected for interview.

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