An exciting opportunity has been created for a talented chemoinformatician to work on methods for the annotation, searching and visualization of toxicologically relevant data. The position is funded by EU projects concerned with the better prediction and assessment of the toxicity of pharmaceutical and environmental chemicals.
Based in the ChEMBL Team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) the appointee will work with members of the ChEMBL team and collaborators across Europe to deliver tools, methods and data in the toxicity domain.Your roleReporting to the ChEMBL Group Coordinator, you will have excellent attention to detail, strong communication skills and be able to interact with technical experts as well as scientists seeking solutions to their "real world" problems. The specific job responsibilities include:
- To extend and validate pipelines for mapping chemical names to chemical structures using a variety of resources such as ChEMBL and PubChem as well as EPA and FDA resources;
- To develop prototype web-based visualization methods for complex toxicological datasets;
- Implement substructure and similarity searching methods to query these datasets;
- Develop automated methods for the processing and standardizing of chemical structures;
- Develop pipelines for importing and exporting large complex datasets to and from ChEMBL and other databases;
- To work with project teams to integrate the developed methods into the project infrastructure.