Full Stack Developer
Location: EMBL-EBI, Hinxton near Cambridge, UK
Staff Category: Staff Member
Contract Duration: 3 years
Grading: 5 (monthly salary starting at £2676.73 after tax)
Closing Date: 25 October 2019
Reference Number: EBI01504
We are looking to recruit a Full Stack Developer to join the Literature Services Team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.

Your role

You will be an experienced and self-motivated individuals to contribute to the development of EuropePMC- a repository of 5 million full text biomedical research articles, supplemented with over 38 million abstracts, database links and citation information. Our content is also semantically enriched through the application of text-mining techniques to allow the development of new features within the context of other public biomedical data resources.

This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to an ambitious project that aims to become the literature resource of choice for life science and biomedical researchers in the UK, Europe and beyond.

The position report to the Technical Coordinator for Literature Services.

You have

The successful applicant should be able to demonstrate excellence in the following:
  • Java technologies (Spring, Hibernate, JDBC, etc.)
  • Lucene/Solr
  • Tomcat, Apache Web Server
  • Linux - Shell scripting
  • Oracle/Mongo/Postgres RDBMS

You might also have

Good experience in the following will also be taken into account:
  • Cloud based technologies (Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)
  • JavaScript technologies (NodeJS, ReactJS, VueJS, etc.), HTML5, CSS3
  • Agile software development
It will also be desirable for candidates to possess some or all of the following:
  • A University degree in Computer Science or have equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of Bioinformatics or biological resource development experience
  • Strong technical experience within scientific publishing or information science
  • Experience working on data-driven websites with high user traffic
  • Ability to operate in an international environment
The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Why join us

At EMBL-EBI, we help scientists realise the potential of ‘big data’ in biology by enabling them to exploit complex information to make discoveries that benefit mankind.

Working for EMBL-EBI gives you an opportunity to apply your skills and energy for the greater good.

As part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), we are a non-profit, intergovernmental organisation funded by over 20 member states and associate member states.

We are located on the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK, and our 600 staff are engineers, technicians, scientists and other professionals from all over the world.

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme and health insurance, educational and other family related benefits where applicable, as well as financial support for relocation and installation. For more information about pay and benefits click here

We have an informal culture, international working environment and excellent professional development opportunities but one of the really amazing things about us is the concentration of technical and scientific expertise – something you probably won’t find anywhere else.

If you’ve ever visited the campus you’ll have experienced first-hand our friendly, collegial and supportive atmosphere, set in the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside. Our staff also enjoy excellent sports facilities including a gym, a free shuttle bus, an on-site nursery, cafés and restaurant and a library.

What else you need to know

To view a copy of the full job description please click here.

To apply please submit a covering letter and CV through our online system.

Applications are welcome from all nationalities and this will continue after Brexit. For more information please see our website. Visa information will be discussed in more depth with applicants selected for interview.

EMBL-EBI is committed to achieving gender balance and strongly encourages applications from women, who are currently under-represented at all levels. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Applications will close at 23:00 GMT on the date listed above.