The Samples, Phenotypes, Ontology Team (SPOT) seeks a highly motivated Bioinformatician/ Software Developer to join the Mouse Informatics Project at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) which is located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK. We are looking for an enthusiastic bioinformatican or software engineer to build and deploy services needed by our International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC) partners. Responsibilities will include maintenance and refinement of our statistical analysis pipeline, database programming, and improvements to the mousephenotype.org portal. Some national and international travel will be required. Our team provides informatics support for a number of major mouse knockout and phenotyping resources including the analysis, archiving and dissemination of new phenotype data for 1000's of knockout mouse strains generated by the IMPC, and tracking the production and characterisation of mutant mouse strains by the European EUCOMMTOOLS consortium. The team has expertise in Java, R, and technologies such as SOLR and this represents a chance to work within an agile team on compelling scientific problems. The post-holder is expected to complement our team by contributing a unique skill set while learning from other team members. The candidate will interact closely with other members of the SPOT team and work towards shared deadlines. Therefore it is essential that the candidate possess a strong commitment to team environment dynamics while also being able to work independently. The candidate will report directly the Mouse Informatics Project Leader and will be expected to participate and occasionally report on their work at twice a month SPOT meetings. 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, 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.