Database Administrator (POSTGRESQL)

  • EMBL
  • United Kingdom
  • Mar 25, 2021
Technology Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

The Database Team provides day-to-day Database Administration and Engineering for the production, development, and test database environments supporting the Bioinformatics activities of EBI.

The team activities range from the deployment of new database backends to the refactoring of existing ones, to addressing incidents and any new requirements as well as database performance tuning and query optimisation.

The supported database technologies are  MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MongoDB and MS SQL Server. The large central database environment is deployed over a Virtual Infrastructure and incorporates multi-Terabyte databases across geographically distributed production, public-facing and disaster recovery data centres.

We are looking for a PostgreSQL DBA to join us and work alongside with the existing team to support primarily the PostgreSQL DBA activities and occasionally Oracle.

The role includes working with Delphix Virtualisation to which you will gain experience.

You will report to the Database Team Coordinator in the Systems Applications Team.

Desired skills and experience include:  

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 is an absence cover until December 2021.

To apply
please submit a covering letter and CV through our online system. 

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. Visa exemptions will be offered to international candidates and details will be discussed during interview.

This role is based in Hinxton, 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.