Postdoctoral Fellow - ProID Project

  • EMBL
  • United Kingdom
  • Jul 15, 2021
Science Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

We are looking for a postdoctoral-level scientist to join a new international collaborative project, “ProID”, funded by the European Commission, to create a proof-of-principle, high-throughput nanopore device for determining the amino acid sequence of proteins and protein fragments.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of 18 research groups at EMBL-EBI totalling approx. 150 research scientists including approx. 45 postdocs.

You will work in the Goldman Group which researches novel genome and protein data analysis methods. Our contributions in the past include multiple sequence alignment methods; evolutionary analyses including methods for detecting natural selection; algorithms for Next Generation Sequencing basecalling; methods for optimal use of nanopore sequencers; and the creation of the field of DNA-storage, the use of DNA as a high-throughput digital information storage medium.

The ProID project element based at EMBL-EBI covers the bioinformatics aspects of the nanopore amino acid sequencer. You will have the key role in developing new methods to perform all the data processing tasks, from analysis of Raman spectroscopy-derived light spectra derived from amino acids translocating through nanopores through to identification of those amino acids and the proteins they comprise.

Success in this role will see you becoming an expert in nanopore sequencing bioinformatics, including the new possibilities for protein identification and sequencing.

As part of the role, you will have the opportunity to:

The successful candidate will likely have:

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.

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Job No.: EBI01880