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The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL, https://www.embl.de/), one of the highest-ranked scientific research organizations in the world, is looking for a Backend Engineer who will actively contribute to software projects in the Alexandrov team in the field of spatial metabolomics. Our main project is METASPACE, an open-source cloud software platform for spatial metabolomics which helps address challenges in biology and medicine (http://metaspace2020.eu/). METASPACE has a loyal and growing community of users in academia and industry and is being developed by 3 software developers with active input from scientists locally and externally (https://twitter.com/metaspace2020).
We offer options of getting involved in scientific projects including applying machine and deep learning, as well as bioinformatics.
You will be a critical part of a dynamic, interdisciplinary, international and cross-cultural team where we work at the intersection of biology, chemistry, and computer science (https://www.embl.de/research/units/scb/alexandrov/, https://twitter.com/alexandrovteam).
Our team includes 11 scientists and 4 software developers. We develop integrative computational and experimental methods for spatial metabolomics to detect metabolites in tissues and cells and interpret this molecular data in light of the spatial context. Some of our software packages became de facto standards in the field, have a growing community of users and are generously supported by public funding (https://github.com/alexandrovteam). We strive to provide a healthy work environment with a flat hierarchy supporting a diversity of opinions, with freedom to make decisions and with funded opportunities to grow professionally. EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits. Excellent child care facility is available on campus.
We are Europe’s flagship research laboratory for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with more than 1600 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome.
Our mission is to offer vital services in training scientists, students and visitors at all levels; to develop new instruments and methods in the life sciences and actively engage in technology transfer activities, and to integrate European life science research.
The working language of the institute is English.
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