We are looking to recruit an experienced and motivated Scientific Programmer to join the Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe) team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.
The Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe; pdbe.org) is a world leader in archiving and dissemination of 3D biomacromolecular structure data. Together with our international partners, PDBe accepts and curates depositions of structural data for the two global archives, PDB and EMDB. PDBe also maintains a number of databases that support advanced search services for structural biologists and the wider scientific community. The team consists of an international and inter-disciplinary mix of professionals (scientists and IT specialists).
PDBe has recently launched EMPIAR (http://pdbe.org/empiar), an archive of raw 2D image data from electron microscopy and electron tomography experiments. We now plan to extend and improve the archival, integration and dissemination of cellular imaging data from a range of other modalities including 3D scanning electron microscopy (3D-SEM), soft X-ray tomography (SXT) and correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM). We are therefore seeking to recruit an enthusiastic scientific programmer with outstanding programming skills to join the EMPIAR development team.
The post will involve the development of:
data models to represent meta-data from the different imaging modalities;
software for reading/writing and manipulating image data;
software for depositing, archiving, curating and distributing image data.
This is a unique opportunity for the right individual to make an impact on the future of structural biology where access to integrated information across a range of length scales and from a variety of biological data resources will enable exciting new knowledge discovery.
The EBI is part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and is Europe's leading provider of information services to biological researchers in academia and industry.