We are seeking an experienced Software engineer to work on database and web development as part of the Gene Ontology annotation project at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.
This opportunity is suited to an experienced software engineer with web development experience. You will manage and develop the production software of one of the most internationally widely-used bioinformatics resources, the Gene Ontology annotation project. You will be responsible for the design, development and maintenance of the web-based curation tool (Protein2GO) and web-based ontology and annotation browser (QuickGO), in collaboration with the GO Consortium and the UniProt group at the EMBL-EBI. The role also involves close interaction with the User Experience and Outreach staff members in the team.
Reporting to the UniProt Development Team Leader, your primary responsibilities will include:
- Design, development and maintenance of the web-based Gene Ontology and annotation browser (QuickGO), which supports a wide range of researchers worldwide;
- Design, development and maintenance of the web-based curation tool (Protein2GO), which supports the annotation activities of biocurators from UniProt and the GO Consortium;
- Assist with web usability and standards to promote best practices;
- Support the databases and production release pipelines of the Gene Ontology annotation data.