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At EMBL-EBI, we help scientists realise the potential of ‘big data’ in biology by helping them exploit complex information to make discoveries that benefit mankind. We manage the world’s public biological data and make it freely available to the scientific community via a range of services and tools, perform basic research and provide professional training in bioinformatics.

Working for EMBL-EBI gives you an opportunity to apply your skills and energy for the greater good. If you’ve ever visited the campus you’ll have experienced first hand our friendly and collegial atmosphere, set in the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside. If you’ve worked with us, you’ll know we set the bar high and support one another in delivering excellent services that help researchers find solutions to challenges in healthcare, agriculture and the environment.

EMBL-EBI is curiosity-driven, community-oriented and international. Competitive salary, an informal culture, professional development, an on-site nursery, gym, café and library, and a subsidised bus service are all obvious perks to working here, 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. Our mission has us exploring computational approaches to all areas of biology, even ones that are just emerging. Our teams are flexible and collaborative, and the projects we take on require all kinds of people and working styles, from big-picture creatives to patient detail-seekers.

As part of EMBL, we are a non-profit, intergovernmental organisation funded by 21 member states and two associate member states and proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We are located on the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK, and our 570 staff represent engineers, technicians, scientists and many other professions from all over the world.

The Vertebrate Genomics Team seeks an enthusiastic developer to work on the eHive pipeline management system for the Ensembl team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI).

We are seeking to recruit an experienced Bioinformatician to lead the day-to-day bioinformatics activities within the PhenoMeNal H2020 project, which is to create an e-infrastructure for large-scale computing with medical metabolomics data. You will join the Cheminformatics and Metabolism team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located at the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.

We are seeking to recruit an experienced Software Engineer/Developer to work on the PhenoMeNal H2020 project, to create an e-infrastructure for large-scale computing with medical metabolomics data. You will join the Cheminformatics and Metabolism team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located at the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.

We are seeking to recruit an experienced Bioinformatician or Software Engineer to work on the OpenMinTeD H2020 project, to create an e-infrastructure that fosters and facilitates the use of text and data mining technologies in scientific publications. You will join the Cheminformatics and Metabolism team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located at the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.

We are seeking to recruit an experienced Scientific Programmer to join the Stegle team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located on the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.

A Postdoctoral position in computational biology/genomics is available in the Statistical Genomics and Systems Genetics group (www.ebi.ac.uk/research/stegle) at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.

We are seeking to recruit an experienced Project Manager for the day-to-day coordination of our PhenoMeNal H2020 grant, to create an international e-infrastructure for large-scale computing and analysis of medical metabolomics data. You will join the Cheminformatics and Metabolism team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located at the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and professional HR Administrator to join our busy HR Team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI).

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, highly motivated Marketing Trainee to join the Training Team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), which is located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.

We are seeking an expert Database Biocurator to join the Protein Families team on the Rfam project (http://rfam.xfam.org) at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBI-EBI) which is located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK on a part-time basis (20 hours per week).

We are seeking to recruit a Software Developer to join the Protein Families team on the Rfam project (http://rfam.xfam.org) at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.

We are seeking to recruit a Project Leader for RNA Resources. You will join the Protein Families team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.

The Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe; pdbe.org) maintains databases of biomacromolecular structure information that form an essential resource for biologists and other life-scientists throughout the world. PDBe is a founding partner of the Worldwide Protein Data Bank organisation (wwPDB; wwpdb.org), which maintains the global archive of 3D structural data on biomacromolecules. PDBe is also the founder of the Electron Microscopy Data Bank (EMDB), which is now maintained with international partners. The team consists of an international and inter-disciplinary mix of professionals (scientists and IT specialists).

We are seeking an experienced software developer to develop a new system for the capture of complex experimental data from model organism genetics research. You will join the Non-vertebrate Genomics team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), located on the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK, working on the WormBase project.

We are seeking to recruit an experienced Software Engineer to join the UniProt protein resources team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located on the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.

The call for applications for the 2015 EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdocs Fellowship (EIPOD) is now open until September 10th. The fellowships are funded by EMBL and a grant from Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions from the EU and provide young scientist with full funding for a three year position. Applicants are invited to propose an interdisciplinary project according to their scientific interest. Each project should involve two EMBL groups. External partners from academia or industry are welcome.

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