Software Developer

  • EMBL
  • United Kingdom
  • Nov 19, 2021
Technology Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

The Metabolomics Team is seeking an experienced Software Developer to join our dynamic and international team at the EMBL-EBI in Hinxton, UK.

Metabolomics is the study of small molecule metabolites in the metabolome, which is the complete set of metabolites in a biological sample. By studying these metabolites, we can observe changes in cellular networks and biochemical pathways. This approach is being used to detect disease states and their progression, monitor responses to therapy, stratify patients based on biochemical profiles, and highlight targets for drug design. Our team provides the biomedical community with information on metabolites and their interplay with biological systems.

We are responsible for MetaboLights, a global public repository for data from metabolomics experiments and their associated metadata. The database is cross-species, cross-technique and covers metabolite structures and their reference spectra as well as their biological roles and locations, and experimental data from metabolic experiments. We are also developing a centralised Metabolite Knowledgebase and MetaboLights Labs, a workspace for our community to use up to date and appropriate workflows for metabolomics analysis and a controlled access version of MetaboLights for clinical studies.

Thanks to BBSRC-NSF funding, we are accelerating collaborations with tool developers and other database providers in the UK and the US to synergize our efforts for the benefit of the global community. This is an exciting time for the metabolomics field and we as a team are committed to evolving our database and services to serve our scientific community.

We are looking for an enthusiastic backend developer, to help us develop the MetaboLights repository and its associated services. The post holder will report to the Head of Metabolomics, and will be part of a small but strong dynamic team responding to its ever evolving scientific community.

The post holder will:

Do something meaningful
At EMBL-EBI you can apply your talent and passion to accelerate science and tackle some of humankind's greatest challenges. EMBL-EBI, part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, is a worldwide leader in the storage, analysis and dissemination of large biological datasets. We provide the global research community with access to publicly available databases and tools which are crucial for the advancement of healthcare, food security, and biodiversity. Join a culture of innovation
We are located on the Wellcome Genome Campus, alongside other prominent research and biotech organisations, and surrounded by beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside. This is a highly collaborative and inclusive community where our employees enjoy a relaxed atmosphere. We are committed to ensuring our employees feel valued, supported and empowered to reach their professional potential.  Enjoy lots of benefits: For more details please see our employee benefits page.