We are looking to recruit an Open Science Developer to work on the THOR project. You will join the Literature Services team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.
The THOR project that you will be working on is funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Program. It started in June 2015 and will last 30 months. It is a cooperation of EMBL-EBI, CERN, the British Library, ORCID, DataCite, Dryad, PANGAEA, the Australian National Data Service, PLoS and Elsevier. THOR builds on the DataCite and ORCID initiatives to uniquely identify data through ‘persistent identifiers’ (PIDs) and enable those data to be claimed and cited in ORCID records.
Project wise, you’ll be working in a team based on the Agile Scrum and Kanban methodologies. Your main role will be in the development and facilitation of ORCID integrations with EMBL-EBI data resources, and exploring how the identifier systems currently used within those resources can be aligned. This will mean working on a variety of projects, mostly on the platform of Java EE. Our main infrastructure is composed of a number of tiers, such as frontend, middleware, web services, database, and Lucene/Solr index.
EMBL-EBI develops public data resources that support biological research, including the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA), UniProt and the Protein Data Bank, Europe (PDBe). The Literature Services team runs Europe PMC, an open access repository of about 3 million full text biomedical research articles and 30 million abstracts, including PubMed. We integrate the literature with the related data resources at EMBl-EBI, and have developed tools to enable authors to claim articles to their ORCID and display ORCIDs on articles in Europe PMC.