Bioinformatician (Protein Data Bank in Europe Team)

  • EMBL
  • United Kingdom
  • Jul 2, 2021
Science Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

The Protein Data Bank in Europe Team (PDBe; is part of the worldwide Protein Data Bank organisation (wwPDB;, which maintains the global archive of structural data on biomacromolecules - the PDB. The PDBe Team also maintains a number of databases that support deposition and advanced search services for structural biologists and the wider scientific community. Recently PDBe launched a new community-driven data resource – the Protein Data Bank in Europe Knowledge Base (PDBe-KB;, which enriches the structures in the PDB with added value annotations. The Team consists of an international and inter-disciplinary mix of professionals: bioinformaticians, structural biologists, data scientists and software developers. The PDBe and CS3DB teams form the Molecular and Cellular Structure cluster within the EBI.

We are looking for a bioinformatician/scientific programmer to work on a research project exploring the utility of residue covariation data in predicting protein quaternary structure. The project is a collaboration between PDBe, the Orengo group at UCL and the Baker group at the University of Washington (USA). 

The successful candidate will report to the project manager for the PDBe-KB resource. This is an opportunity for the right person to develop an excellent understanding of complex biological data (structure, sequence and genetic variation), how it relates to each other and how it can be standardised, and then develop robust mechanisms for data integration, visualisation and access.

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