AlphaFold DB Full-stack web developer

  • EMBL
  • United Kingdom
  • Sep 3, 2021
Technology Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

We are looking for a full-stack web developer interested in structural biological data and predicted structures in the AlphaFold Protein Structure Database (AlphaFold DB) to join the Velankar team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI). 

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of EMBL and DeepMind's new partnership aiming to make the most complete and accurate database yet of the human proteome freely and openly available to the scientific community. This is the perfect role for someone who is creative, curious, and ambitious and who likes to tackle challenging user experience problems. 

AlphaFold DB provides open access to protein structure predictions for the human proteome and 20 other key organisms to accelerate scientific research. The Velankar team manages AlphaFold DB, PDBe, and PDBe-KB data resources. You will be joining an excellent group consisting of international and inter-disciplinary professionals including data curators, bioinformaticians, scientific software developers, and IT specialists. 

The successful candidate will update data, create, and improve data transfer and processing pipelines, implement API endpoints, and develop user-facing web pages. 

You will be in a technical role. In this role, you will support the AlphaFold DB data transfer and update pipeline (hosted at Google Cloud Platform). You will also be responsible for writing additional API endpoints (using FastAPI framework) and developing user-facing web pages (in Angular.js framework) to display AlphaFold predictions and annotations.

Ideally, you will be familiar with the Google cloud platform and JavaScript development frameworks, including the D3.js library for developing and maintaining data visualisations on AlphaFold DB.

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, part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, 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.