Organisation data: Genes, Genomes & Variation
Job Number: EBI01953
Contract Type: Staff Member
Job Function: Technical Officer (gr. 4-6)
Contract Duration-Length of Time (years/months): 3 years (renewable)
Advertised Grade-Grading: Grade 5 or 6 (monthly salary starting at £2,809 or £3,143 after tax) + other paid benefits
Contract Duration-Is this renewable to 9 years?: yes
Closing date: 03 January 2022
DECIPHER brings together genetic variation and clinical symptoms in patients with undiagnosed genetic disorders, to facilitate the interpretation of human genetic variation.
DECIPHER has a track record of aiding collaboration within the clinical community to identify novel disorders, and of translating insights from EMBL-EBI services (and other leading resources) into real-world clinical practice.
This has led to hundreds of publications each year, and has resulted in thousands of diagnoses, particularly in the area of developmental disorders.
We seek a developer to join the team in this role you will be working alongside two existing developers and a project manager and be in weekly contact with scientists and healthcare professionals to implement the latest approaches from research and clinical practice into the DECIPHER platform.
In this role, you will have the opportunity to develop (or utilise) your domain area expertise in human genetics while working with a modern technology stack. DECIPHER is a web application recently rewritten in Node using Vue, Nuxt.js, and Express, with a PostgreSQL database, using Sequelize as an ORM. Application tests run with Jest; database schema changes are managed with Sqitch, and deployment happens via GitLab CI.
As a developer in the DECIPHER team, your activities will include:
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.
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.