Web Developer

Job Location
Hinxton, near Cambridge
United Kingdom
Job Description

We are looking to recruit an experienced and talented web developer to join the Ensembl Genomes team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.

Ensembl Genomes (http://www.ensemblgenomes.org) provides access to genome-scale data from non-vertebrate species, utilising the Ensembl software platform for genome analysis and annotation. The successful candidate will work as part of a small team of web developers, and the principal role responsibilities include:

 • The maintenance of the software infrastructure needed for public service.
• The development of new features for data visualisation and analysis.
• Coordination with other members of the Ensembl Genomes Team to manage new data releases.
• Working closely with other members of the Ensembl and Ensembl Genomes teams on the overall development of the Ensembl platform.


Applicants should have a degree in a biological or computer science, and proven professional programming experience, ideally developing web applications. Applicants should be expert in Perl. Knowledge of any of the following is highly desirable: Apache, mod_perl, Relational Database Management Systems, user interface development, data visualisation, Ensembl, Drupal, testing frameworks, other programming languages. Working knowledge of biology/biochemistry/genomics is desirable but not essential.

Good communication and interpersonal skills are therefore essential. A flexible mindset, a capacity for independent work, and a commitment to the delivery of a high-quality public service, are all required.

How to Apply

Please apply online through www.embl.org/jobs

About Our Organization

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation.

Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.

Applications are welcomed from all Nationalities. Visa information will be discussed in more detail with those selected for interview.

Please note applications will close at midnight German time on the date listed above.

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