• EMBL
  • United Kingdom
  • Oct 13, 2021
Science Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

We are looking for a structural bioinformatician who is interested in developing methods for protein structure analysis to identify biologically relevant conformational states and link these to macromolecular function. The post holder will join the Velankar team at EMBL-EBI on a 3-year collaborative project between Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe) and  CCP4. They will implement new data analysis methods, improve biological data processing pipelines, perform data analysis, and contribute to developing user-facing web pages. This is the role for you if you are someone who is creative, curious, and ambitious with a drive to tackle impactful biological data analysis problems.

The Velankar team maintains macromolecular structure databases that form essential resources for biologists and other life-scientists worldwide, including the Protein Data Bank as a founding partner of the Worldwide Protein Data Bank organisation (wwPDB;, PDBe Knowledge Base that integrates structural and functional annotations and the AlphaFold Protein Structure Database in collaboration with DeepMind. The PDBe team consists of an international and inter-disciplinary team (data curators, bioinformaticians, scientific software developers and IT specialists).

You will be in a scientific, technical role. You will work together with developers from PDBe and CCP4 to enhance the structure superposition tool GESAMT.

In this role, you will:

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.