Your role
EMBL-EBI Mouse Informatics is looking for a junior bioinformatician to build off recent successes in developing a cancer model platform within the NIH funded PDX Finder project ( (see Conte et al Nucleic Acids Research, Jan 2019). The PDX Finder team harmonises, analyses and helps disseminate the rich Omic and phenotypical data from Patient derived Xenograft (PDX) models to advance cancer research by adhering to the FAIR data principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable). Towards this goal, we are looking for a bioinformatician who will broker the submission of cancer Omic data to the established molecular archives at EMBL-EBI including the European Nucleotide Archive and European Genome-phenome Archive. You will work closely with other members of the Molecular Archive cluster in contributing to a data submission pipeline and with members of the PDX Finder team in the bioinformatic analysis of the archived data. This opportunity will provide the candidate unfettered access to unique datasets with direct relevance to human health while taking part in global collaborations and publishing in top-tier journals.
You have
Experience in bioinformatics and/or hold a postgraduate degree in Bioinformatics and related fields, although candidates with equivalent experience will also be considered.


Proven experience designing and deploying implementation of Java solutions in a production environment
Knowledge of common data formats such as XML, JSON and JSON schema
Demonstrated skillset and experience in working in Bioinformatics
Good communication skills, ability to work as part of a team of people with a range of skills and a diversity of backgrounds
A willingness to learn others' code and participate in design and testing.

You might also have

The ability to build reliable platforms, including unit tests, continuous integration and staged deployment
Proficiency with handling large data sets and developing robust analysis pipelines
Experience of working in an agile development environment
Familiarity with Spring Boot, databases (Neo4J, MongoDB), Semantic technologies such as ontologies

Application Instructions: 

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

Application Closing Date: 
26 April