Software Engineer (Java)

Job Location
The Wellcome Genome Campus
CB10 1SD
United Kingdom
Grade 5 - after tax monthly salary starting at £2,475 plus mobility and other allowances

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 2 years with the possibility of a fixed-term extension.

Job Description

We are seeking to recruit an experienced Software Engineer to work on the OpenMinTeD H2020 project, to create an e-infrastructure that fosters and facilitates the use of text and data mining technologies in scientific publications. You will join the Cheminformatics and Metabolism team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located at the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.

You will work with the OpenMinTeD consortium on the BioMedical use case for this consortium. You will also develop the curation tool for the ChEBI database at EBI and integrate the solutions produced by the OpenMinTeD consortium. Towards this end, you need to have excellent software engineering capabilities and be able to understand and implement software according to user requirements.


You must have experience with:

  • Java and associated frameworks like Spring and Hibernate
  • Frontend JavaScript frameworks, like jQuery and AngularJS
  • RESTful Web Services, JSON
  • Maven
  • Continuous Integration, Jenkins
  • Batch / Script / Shell programming
  • Linux/UNIX
  • SQL and NoSQL databases, JDBC

 You will also be experienced with agile software development and have a strong interest in software engineering along with a strong degree in bioinformatics or computer science.

You will be able to work as part of a focussed team, but as the same time be self-driven, trustworthy and able to work independently. You will be a structured worker with good communication skills and a willingness to travel to European project meetings.

How to Apply

We welcome applications irrespective of gender and appointment will be based on merit alone. Applications are welcome from all nationalities - visa information will be discussed in more depth with applicants selected for interview.

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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.

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