Postdoctoral Fellow

Job Location: 
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Excellent sporting facilities, a free shuttle bus to campus and other nearby centres and an attractive working environment set in 55 acres of parkland.

Job Description: 

We are looking for an outstanding, highly motivated Postdoctoral fellow with expertise in Chemoinformatics to join the Thornton group at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.

We have developed a novel algorithm to perform chemical searches for enzyme reactions and require a Bio/Chemo informatician who is keen to be part of a team, which will deliver a suite of services to explore the chemistry and evolution of biochemical reactions.

The successful applicant will be required to perform the following tasks:
• Develop modules for reaction classification and transformation
• Convert an existing pipeline to be a robust service, which is automatically updated with new data
• Improve and develop the user interface
• Work with others in the institute to integrate with the relevant data resources
• Take on new R&D challenges as required.
The 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 is data storage, analysing and representation. EMBL-EBI provides 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


The successful candidate should have a PhD in cheminformatics/bioinformatics or a related field and should have the desire and the ability to learn and understand scientific work processes. Industrial knowledge is an advantage

In addition, the candidate is expected to have:
• Expert understanding of chemical structures and ability to interpret cheminformatics workflows.
• Experience and expertise in processing and developing molecular/reaction analysis tools.
• Experience with Java/C++, J2EE and Web Application.
• Experience in standards based Markup, working with web content management systems and JavaScript functions.
• Experience in Database Management System, preferably Oracle or MySQL

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