• EMBL
  • United Kingdom
  • Oct 9, 2021
Science Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

Are you creative, curious, and ambitious and like to tackle challenging biological data analysis problems?

We have an exciting opportunity for a bioinformatician interested in structural biological data and functional annotations to work within the Protein Data Bank in Europe Team (PDBe) at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI). In this role, you will integrate proteomics data from PRIDE data resource and structure information in the PDBe. You will also standardize post translational modification data in the PDB archive and update the PDBe and PDBe-KB data resources. 

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 several databases that support deposition and advanced search services for structural biologists and the wider scientific community. PDBe team also maintains PDBe Knowledge Base (PDBe-KB) of functional annotations for PDB data and is involved in the development of the AlphaFold Protein Structure Database. You will be joining a team consisting of an international and inter-disciplinary mix of professionals including scientists, software engineers, and database engineers.

This is a scientific, technical role, reporting to the PDBe team leader. You will work on standardising post translational modification information within the PDB archive in collaboration with wwPDB partners. You will also work to update the PDBe and PDBe-KB web pages to display post-translational and proteomics data. Finally, you will also work to update the wwPDB deposition system to provide transparent mechanism to deposit cross-linking data to PRIDE data resource during structure deposition. 

We are looking for a scientific programmer/bioinformatician with strong structural biology background and software engineering skills. You should be able to work both independently and in close collaboration with the PDBe team members. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as excellent knowledge of English, are therefore required.

You should hold a PhD in Structural biology, Bioinformatics or a related field and a minimum of 2 years of work experience in Structural biology, Bioinformatics or related subjects. Strong knowledge of structural biology and excellent knowledge of Python and API frameworks is expected.

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