The Goldman Group at EMBL-EBI researches novel genome and protein data analysis methods. Our contributions in the past include multiple sequence alignment methods (PRANK and variants); evolutionary analyses including methods for detecting natural selection (e.g. https://www.pnas.org/content/117/11/5977); algorithms for Next Generation Sequencing basecalling; methods for optimal use of nanopore sequencers; and the creation of the field of ‘DNA-storage’, the use of DNA as a high-throughput digital information storage medium (https://www.nature.com/articles/nature11875).
This is an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral-level scientist to join a new international collaborative project, “ProID”, funded by the European Commission, to create a proof-of-principle, high-throughput nanopore device for determining the amino acid sequence of proteins and protein fragments.
The ProID project element based at EMBL-EBI covers the bioinformatics aspects of the nanopore amino acid sequencer. You will have the key role in developing new methods to perform all the data processing tasks, from analysis of Raman spectroscopy-derived light spectra derived from amino acids translocating through nanopores through to identification of those amino acids and the proteins they comprise.
Success in this role will see you becoming an expert in nanopore sequencing bioinformatics, including the new possibilities for protein identification and sequencing.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to write technical documents and scientific papers in English. They will need to be able to work independently for some project elements, and collaboratively and in response to other project partners’ needs at other times.
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Why join us
Do something meaningful
At EMBL-EBI you can apply your talent and passion to accelerate science and tackle some of humankind’s greatest challenges. EMBL-EBI 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.
Join a culture of innovation
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.
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Job No.: EBI01800
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