Covid-19 Data Portal Full Stack Software Engineer

  • EMBL
  • United Kingdom
  • Oct 17, 2020
Science Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

We are looking for an enthusiastic Full Stack Developers to join the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) in our mission to create scientific web services that are aesthetically pleasing, useful, usable, and empower our employees and scientists worldwide to solve the biggest challenges in biology. 

You will be a part of the EMBL-EBI COVID-19 Portal task force working closely with the Web Development team, located on the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.

This is an opportunity to make a significant contribution to EMBL-EBI’s COVID-19 scientific response. The European COVID-19 Data Platform comprises two components: the SARS-CoV-2 Data Hubs for the management of outbreak sequence data and the COVID-19 Portal ( that will enable researchers to upload, access and analyse COVID-19 related reference data and specialist datasets.

As part of the EMBL-EBI COVID-19 Portal task force you will help to develop innovative web based presentations of COVID-19 data and tools held across EMBL-EBI archives for a wider scientific audience than our traditional bioinformatics customer. 

You will help design and repurpose software, including investigating and selecting appropriate technologies, to meet the data indexing and presentation needs of the project. 

You will work with teams from across EMBL-EBI and collaborate with expert scientists in a local and international setting to create innovative services. 

Your main responsibilities will be  

EMBL-EBI is a worldwide leader in bioinformatics. We encourage personal and professional development and are committed to ensuring our employees feel valued, supported and empowered to reach their potential at work.

Surrounded by beautiful South Cambridgeshire countryside, our state-of-the-art Campus provides employees with a relaxed atmosphere where the pursuit of scientific discovery and meaningful work, underpin every role. In addition, our employees have access to a wide range of benefits including:

This position is limited to the Covid Data Portals Project which will end in February 2022.

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To apply please submit a covering letter and CV through our online system. Applications are welcome from all nationalities and this will continue after Brexit. For more information please see our website. Visa information will be discussed in more depth with applicants selected for interview.

This role is based in Hinxton, Cambridge UK and you will be required to relocate once it is safe to do so if you are currently based abroad. More info on how we are recruiting in this period is available on our page: Recruitment and Onboarding during Covid19.