Job Location
The Wellcome Trust Genome Campus
CB10 1SD
United Kingdom
Grade 5 - Competitive Salary

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme and health insurance, educational and other family related benefits where applicable, as well as financial support for relocation and installation.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 also enjoy 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 initial contract is for a period of three years with the possibility of a fixed-term extension.

Job Description

We are looking to recruit a talented bioinformatician to work within the MetaboLights team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK. You will work closely with a consortium of 8 European partners on the METASPACE project. METASPACE will enable untargeted spatial metabolomics for translational research and clinical applications by providing novel bioinformatics tools, and to demonstrate their potential using several case studies relating to personalised health, precision medicine and quality of life in chronic afflictions. You will work with other bioinformaticians, domain experts and software engineers on the development of novel database-driven spectral and spatial algorithms, machine learning approach for multiple-mass fingerprinting, development of web services and more.  You will also help coordinating outreach and training, both in terms of online and face-to-face training, in collaboration wit EMBL-EBI's professional outreach and training team.


You will have a degree in bioinformatics or a related field with relevant experience in the areas described above.  Fluence in Java and web development is essential.  You will be experienced with agile software development.  Familiarity with R, data analysis and database development will be very beneficial and any experience with high mass resolution imaging mass spectrometry will benefit your application. You must also be able to work as part of a focused team, but at the same time be self-driven, trustworthy and able to work independently. You must be a structured worker with good communication skills.  The position will involve travel to European project meetings.

How to Apply

Please apply online

About Our Organization

The EBI is part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and it is a world-leading bioinformatics centre providing biological data to the scientific community with expertise in data storage, analysis and representation. EMBL-EBI provides freely available data from life science experiments, performs basic research in computational biology and offers an extensive user training programme, supporting researchers in academic and industry. We are part of EMBL, Europe’s flagship laboratory for the life sciences.

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