We are looking for a self-starting Software Engineer to join the Expression Atlas development team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.
EMBL-EBI is part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and is a world-leading bioinformatics centre providing biological data to the scientific community, with expertise in data storage, analysis and representation. Expression Atlas is a value added database servicing queries for gene expression patterns (e.g. genes over-expressed in a particular tissue or disease state) as well as broader exploratory searches for biologically interesting genes/samples.
Expression Atlas is currently undergoing a major transformation to include proteomic data, as well as baseline and differential expression of genes, proteins, smallRNAs and pathways. A variety of quality control and statistical analysis approaches for both microarray and RNA-seq experiments are also being developed. The increasing sophistication of biological analysis and representation in turn requires increasingly complex and intuitive user interface solutions, often demanding novel technological approaches to implement them.
The post holder will be fully involved in developing, delivering into production environment and maintaining the new Expression Atlas software. Evaluation and benchmarking of various state-of-the-art user interface and back-end candidate technologies, frameworks and patterns will also be required. The post holder will report to the Expression Atlas coordinator and the Functional Genomics group leader.
The Expression Atlas team is interdisciplinary, consisting of software engineers, scientists and bioinformaticians. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with other Atlas team members, but have direct interactions with end-users, as well as other teams within the Functional Genomics group and across EMBL-EBI.
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.