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24 May 2024

Full-Time Full Stack Software Developer

Clarence – Posted by Clarence Saffron Walden, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

EMBL-EBI is a world-leader in archival and dissemination of 3D biomacromolecular and cellular structure data, accepting and curating depositions of structural data for four global archives, PDB, EMDB, EMPIAR and the BioImage Archive. These resources also maintain a number of databases that support advanced search, analysis and visualisation services for structural and cell biologists as well as the wider scientific community.

The EMPIAR (Electron Microscopy Public Image Archive) team at EMBL-EBI plays a key role in the archival and dissemination of 3DEM data. The team consists of an international and inter-disciplinary mix of professionals (scientists and IT specialists) who develop resources for depositing, visualising, accessing and validating EMPIAR data. EMPIAR primarily contains 2D raw image data related to the 3D cryo-EM structures deposited to EMDB, with a growing number of cellular 3D structures obtained using Volume EM and related techniques. It is an essential component in the ecosystem of EMBL-EBI’s public bioimaging archiving. EMPIAR is now a well-established resource for the scientific community, enjoys broad support and is growing rapidly. With over 4 Petabytes in holdings, it is a prime example of a “big-data” public archive which brings with it both vast opportunities for data reuse, for instance in machine learning, and the challenges inherent in managing imaging data at petabyte scale.

Your role

The role will work across the technical stack to support scaling and automation of deposition and presentation systems for high volumes of biological image data. You will extend and build on EMPIAR’s existing architecture to enable better automation, integrate with EMBL-EBI’s high performance computing and storage resources and develop/implement new functionality, such as extraction of structured metadata from freeform text via LLMs.

A key focus of the role will be developing and integrating systems for interactive visualisation of biological images: we aim to make biology beautiful!

You have

You should have a university degree in computer science, life sciences or a related discipline and have several years’ experience in a software development capacity.

Specific experience:

  • Substantial experience developing full stack applications
  • Extensive hands-on experience with Javascript and Python
  • Working with relational databases such as PostGres or MySQL
  • Software development lifecycle, including design, implementation, testing, continuous integration, deployment and version control
  • Working with Linux systems

Personal attributes:

  • A strong affinity with, and enthusiasm for, the goal of EMBL-EBI to provide world-class open data and services to the global community
  • A strong desire to learn new skills and technologies
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team

You might also have

  • Experience working with BioImaging data from one or more modalities
  • Experience developing or integrating image visualisation systems
  • Experience with NoSQL databases, such as MongoDB
  • Experience with batch scheduling systems such as SLURM
  • Experience with containerisation (e.g. Docker) and container orchestration (e.g. Kubernetes)
  • Infrastructure-as-code deployment tools such as Ansible or Terraform
  • Experience working in an academic environment

Apply now! Benefits and Contract Information

  • Financial incentives: depending on circumstances, monthly family/marriage allowance of £260, monthly child allowance of £314 per child. Non resident allowance up to £532 per month. Annual salary review, pension scheme, death benefit, long-term care, accident-at-work and unemployment insurances
  • Hybrid working arrangements
  • Private medical insurance for you and your immediate family (including all prescriptions and generous dental & optical cover)
  • Generous time off: 30 days annual leave per year, in addition to eight bank holidays
  • Relocation package including installation grant (as applicable)
  • Campus life: Free shuttle bus to and from work, on-site library, subsidised on-site gym and cafeteria, casual dress code, extensive sports and social club activities (on campus and remotely)
  • Family benefits: On-site nursery, child sick leave, generous parental leave, holiday clubs on campus and monthly family and child allowances
  • Contract duration: This position is a 2 year Grant based contract non-renewable
  • Salary: UK Equivalent £48,613.00 (Total package will be dependant on family circumstances)
  • International applicants: We recruit internationally and successful candidates are offered visa exemptions. Read more on our page for international applicants.
  • Diversity and inclusion: At EMBL-EBI, we strongly believe that inclusive and diverse teams benefit from higher levels of innovation and creative thought. We encourage applications from women, LGBTQ+ and individuals from all nationalities.
  • Job location: This role is based in Hinxton, near Cambridge, UK. You will be required to relocate if you are based overseas and you will receive a generous relocation package to support you.
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How to Apply

To apply, please submit a covering letter and CV via our online system. Applications will close on 14/06/2024. https://www.embl.org/jobs/position/EBI02249

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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