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Web Developer - Literature Services
Location: EBI - Hinxton near Cambridge, UK
Staff Category: Staff Member
Contract Duration: 3 years
Grading: 6 or 7 depending on qualifications and experience
Closing Date: 06 September 2012
Reference number: EBI_00243
We are looking to recruit an experienced web developer to join the Literature Services Team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.
The Literature Service Team leads the development and maintenance of UK PubMed Central (UKPMC; http://ukpmc.ac.uk/), a repository of over 2 million full text biomedical research articles, supplemented with over 26 million abstracts, database links, text-mined terms, and citation information. In addition, the content is 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. UKPMC is being developed by groups at EMBL-EBI, the British Library, and the University of Manchester and is funded by major UK funders of biological and biomedical research, led by the Wellcome Trust.
We require an experienced web developer to join our team to develop the UKPMC application. We expect to make major changes to the UKPMC website in the near future, including new search/browse features, better ways to link to underlying data resources, and more attractive pages. You will have a passion for delivering high-quality content to our users.
The position reports to the Team Leader for Literature Services.
Qualifications and Experience
We have several positions available and welcome applications from candidates who can demonstrate excellence in any combination of the following:
- Java and associated technologies (Spring, Hibernate etc)
- Java persistence framework
- Apache Wicket, Apache Web server, Tomcat
- Experience working with XML/JSON and Web Services (REST and SOAP)
- Knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3
It will also be desirable for candidates to also possess some or all of the following:
- University degree in Computer Science, or equivalent experience
- Bioinformatics, biological resource development
- Technical experience within scientific publishing or information science
- Experience working on data-driven websites with high user traffic
- Excellent communication skills and team player
- Ability to operate in an international environment.
Please click on the 'Apply Now' button to submit your application via our website.
EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation.
Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.
Note that special visa requirements apply to employees from non EU countries working at EMBL-EBI in the UK. The period of work does not apply for the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme