Data Portal Full Stack Developer

  • EMBL
  • United Kingdom
  • Apr 20, 2021
Technology Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

The team provides data coordination services and data portals for partners around the world. With underlying infrastructure for these services based on EMBLs large and long standing data resources – this is an opportunity to rise to the challenges of ‘big data’ and make contributions that advance the reach and utility of sequence data through novel data presentation services.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to the data presentation portals for two of our key data coordination collaborations, FAANG and the Aquatic Symbiosis Project. The Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes Project (FAANG) is a worldwide coordinated action creating high quality functional annotation of animal genomes to improve farmed animal production. The FAANG Data Portal ( ensures Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) open access to the wealth of sample, sequencing and analysis data produced by an ever-growing number of FAANG consortia. The Aquatic Symbiosis Project is providing the genomic foundations to study the ecology and evolution of symbiosis in marine and freshwater species. It utilises the latest genomic techniques to sequence 500 symbiotic relationships to inform future conservation efforts.

For both of these projects you will design and extend software and data portals, including investigating and selecting appropriate technologies, to meet the data indexing and presentation needs of the projects and users. The data portals will include Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and bespoke data visualisation and presentation solutions. You will also support efforts for the development of standardised containerised workflows and cloud platform integration. You will work with teams from across EMBL-EBI and collaborate with expert scientists to provide innovative services.

You should have a university degree in the computer sciences or life sciences and have several years’ experience in a software developer capacity.

Required experience:

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 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

Your application: To apply please submit a cover letter and a CV through our online system. We aim to provide a response within two weeks after the closing date.