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UX/UI Expert – AlphaFold Database

About the team/job We are looking for a UX/UI expert specialising in the design of web application UIs with an interest in biological data to join the Velankar team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) to work on the AlphaFold Protein Structure Database (AlphaFold DB).This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of EMBL and DeepMind's new partnership to make the most complete and accurate database of predicted protein structures freely and openly available to the scientific community. This is the perfect role for someone who is creative, curious, and ambitious and who likes to tackle challenging user experience problems.AlphaFold DB provides open access to protein structure predictions for the human proteome and more than 40 other key organisms to accelerate scientific research. The Velankar team manages AlphaFold DB, PDBe, and PDBe-KB data resources. You will join a group of international and inter-disciplinary professionals, including data curators, bioinformaticians, scientific software developers, and IT specialists. The successful candidate will work together with scientists, bioinformaticians and software engineers to further improve the user interface of the AlphaFold Protein Structure Database. The candidate will be an expert in graphics design, and will also be responsible for the validation of the UI designs through user research and interviews.  Your role You will be in a technical role. You will work closely with the AlphaFold DB developers and bioinformaticians at EMBL-EBI and with the developers and scientists of DeepMind. You will be responsible for designing and validating new user interface elements as well as improving the existing ones. You will also be responsible for maintaining the graphics design asset library of AlphaFold DB.  You have Ideally 3+ years of experience in UX/UI of public-facing web applications Knowledge of graphics design principles Experience in design and prototyping tools, e.g. Figma Experience in Adobe Illustrator Experience in user research and user testing Excellent communication skills  You might also have A degree in life sciences Relevant certifications in UX/UI and graphics design Proven track record of creating designs for scientific data providers Interest in molecular biology Experience working in an Agile environment  Why join us Do something meaningfulAt 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. Join a culture of innovationWe 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.  Enjoy lots of benefits: Financial incentives: Monthly family, child and non-resident allowances, annual salary review, pension scheme, death benefit, long-term care, accident-at-work and unemployment insurances Flexible working arrangements Private medical insurance for you and your immediate family (including all prescriptions and generous dental & optical cover) Generous time off: 30 days annual leave per year, in addition to eight bank holidays Relocation package including installation grant (if required) Campus life: Free shuttle bus to and from work, on-site library, subsidised on-site gym and cafeteria, casual dress code, extensive sports and social club activities (on campus and remotely) Family benefits: On-site nursery, 10 days of child sick leave, generous parental leave, holiday clubs on campus and monthly family and child allowances Benefits for non-UK residents: Visa exemption, education grant for private schooling, financial support to travel back to your home country every second year and a monthly non-resident allowance. For more details please see our employee benefits page.  What else you need to know Contract duration: This position is a 3 year fixed term contract to work on the AlphaFold project funded by DeepMind. International applicants: We recruit internationally and successful candidates are offered visa exemptions. Read more on our page for international applicants.  Diversity and inclusion: At EMBL-EBI, we strongly believe that inclusive and diverse teams benefit from higher levels of innovation and creative thought. We encourage applications from women, LGBTQ+ and individuals from all nationalities.  EMBL is a signatory of DORA. Find out how we implement best practices in research assessment in our recruitment processes here. Job location: This role is based in Hinxton, near Cambridge, UK. You will be required to relocate if you are based overseas and you will receive a generous relocation package to support you. How to apply: To apply please submit a cover letter and a CV through our online system. We aim to provide a response within two weeks after the closing date.

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Front-end Developer – AlphaFold Database

About the team/job We are looking for an experienced front-end developer interested in biological data to join the Velankar team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) to work on the AlphaFold Protein Structure Database (AlphaFold DB).This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of EMBL and DeepMind's new partnership to make the most complete and accurate database of predicted protein structures freely and openly available to the scientific community. This is the perfect role for someone who is creative, curious, and ambitious and who likes to tackle challenging user experience problems.AlphaFold DB provides access to protein structure predictions for the human proteome and more than 40 other key organisms to accelerate scientific research. The Velankar team manages AlphaFold DB, PDBe, and PDBe-KB data resources. You will join a group of international and inter-disciplinary professionals, including data curators, bioinformaticians, scientific software developers, and IT specialists. The successful candidate will be the primary developer of the front-end application of AlphaFold Protein Structure Database and will drive data visualization efforts through the improvement and development of reusable web components.  Your role You will be in a technical role. In this role, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining user-facing web pages in the Angular framework to display AlphaFold predictions and annotations. You will also ensure the codebase meets high-quality standards both in terms of efficiency, tests and documentation.You will also be responsible for developing innovative data visualizations in JavaScript/TypeScript using industry-standard libraries, such as D3.js. These visualizations will display 2D information, and they will interact with our 3D molecular graphics viewer, Mol*.  You have MSc in software development or related fields Expert-level knowledge of JavaScript/TypeScript In-depth knowledge of the Angular framework In-depth knowledge of the D3.js library Track-record of delivering public-facing web applications Familiarity and experience in testing and documenting web applications Proven ability to develop web applications with MVC architecture You might also have Experience in API development Experience in Apache Solr Experience using graphics tools (Illustrator, Photoshop) to complement the design Knowledge of wireframe and prototyping tools; Experience using Selenium Knowledge or interest in molecular biology Experience working in an Agile environment  Why join us Do something meaningfulAt 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. Join a culture of innovationWe 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.  Enjoy lots of benefits: Financial incentives: Monthly family, child and non-resident allowances, annual salary review, pension scheme, death benefit, long-term care, accident-at-work and unemployment insurances Flexible working arrangements Private medical insurance for you and your immediate family (including all prescriptions and generous dental & optical cover) Generous time off: 30 days annual leave per year, in addition to eight bank holidays Relocation package including installation grant (if required) Campus life: Free shuttle bus to and from work, on-site library, subsidised on-site gym and cafeteria, casual dress code, extensive sports and social club activities (on campus and remotely) Family benefits: On-site nursery, 10 days of child sick leave, generous parental leave, holiday clubs on campus and monthly family and child allowances Benefits for non-UK residents: Visa exemption, education grant for private schooling, financial support to travel back to your home country every second year and a monthly non-resident allowance. For more details please see our employee benefits page.  What else you need to know Contract duration: This position is a 3 year fixed-term contract to work on the AlphaFold project funded by DeepMind. International applicants: We recruit internationally and successful candidates are offered visa exemptions. Read more on our page for international applicants.  Diversity and inclusion: At EMBL-EBI, we strongly believe that inclusive and diverse teams benefit from higher levels of innovation and creative thought. We encourage applications from women, LGBTQ+ and individuals from all nationalities.  EMBL is a signatory of DORA. Find out how we implement best practices in research assessment in our recruitment processes here. Job location: This role is based in Hinxton, near Cambridge, UK. You will be required to relocate if you are based overseas and you will receive a generous relocation package to support you. How to apply: To apply please submit a cover letter and a CV through our online system. We aim to provide a response within two weeks after the closing date.

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Search Engine Developer – AlphaFold Database

About the team/job We are looking for a software engineer specialising in search technologies (e.g. Apache Solr) with an interest in biological data to join the Velankar team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) to work on the AlphaFold Protein Structure Database (AlphaFold DB). This post is an exciting opportunity to work as part of EMBL and DeepMind's new partnership to make the most complete and accurate database of predicted protein structures freely and openly available to the scientific community. This role is perfect for someone who is creative, curious, ambitious, and likes to tackle challenging user experience problems. AlphaFold DB provides access to protein structure predictions for the human proteome and more than 40 other key organisms to accelerate scientific research. The Velankar team manages AlphaFold DB, PDBe, and PDBe-KB data resources. You will join a group of international and inter-disciplinary professionals, including data curators, bioinformaticians, scientific software developers, and IT specialists and will collaborate with other teams within EMBL-EBI. The successful candidate will have expert-level experience in search engine development at scale (e.g. using Apache Solr, Elastic or similar technologies). The candidate will make significant improvements and maintain the search engine of AlphaFold DB, which will be the foundation for advances in user experience and data discovery. Your role You will be in a technical role. In this role, you will be responsible for the further development of the search engine of AlphaFold DB. You will become familiar with the data in the Solr instances of AlphaFold DB and design and implement ways of improving the indexing and exposing of the information. In particular, you will work on creating improved queries that will lead to a better ranking of relevant search hits. You have MSc or PhD in software development or related fields Experience developing robust search applications Track-record of delivering search engine solutions for large datasets In-depth knowledge of a Lucene index-based search platform, e.g. Apache Solr, ElasticSearch or similar technologies Experience with Java Good understanding of GC and JVM Memory optimisation Familiarity and experience in testing and documenting applications You might also have Experience in API development Understanding usability testing and gathering user requirements Experience working with public cloud technologies (e.g. GCP) Experience in Python programming Knowledge or interest in molecular biology Experience working in an Agile environment Why join us Do something meaningfulAt 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.Join a culture of innovationWe 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. Enjoy lots of benefits: Financial incentives: Monthly family, child and non-resident allowances, annual salary review, pension scheme, death benefit, long-term care, accident-at-work and unemployment insurances Flexible working arrangements Private medical insurance for you and your immediate family (including all prescriptions and generous dental & optical cover) Generous time off: 30 days annual leave per year, in addition to eight bank holidays Relocation package including installation grant (if required) Campus life: Free shuttle bus to and from work, on-site library, subsidised on-site gym and cafeteria, casual dress code, extensive sports and social club activities (on campus and remotely) Family benefits: On-site nursery, 10 days of child sick leave, generous parental leave, holiday clubs on campus and monthly family and child allowances Benefits for non-UK residents: Visa exemption, education grant for private schooling, financial support to travel back to your home country every second year and a monthly non-resident allowance. For more details please see our employee benefits page. What else you need to know Contract duration: This position is a 3 year fixed-term contract to work on the AlphaFold project funded by DeepMind. International applicants: We recruit internationally and successful candidates are offered visa exemptions. Read more on our page for international applicants. Diversity and inclusion: At EMBL-EBI, we strongly believe that inclusive and diverse teams benefit from higher levels of innovation and creative thought. We encourage applications from women, LGBTQ+ and individuals from all nationalities. EMBL is a signatory of DORA. Find out how we implement best practices in research assessment in our recruitment processes here. Job location: This role is based in Hinxton, near Cambridge, UK. You will be required to relocate if you are based overseas and you will receive a generous relocation package to support you. How to apply: To apply please submit a cover letter and a CV through our online system. We aim to provide a response within two weeks after the closing date.

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Information Governance Manager

Job Family: IT Location: TWICKENHAM – West London Status: Active Information Governance Manager (45873) (sabacloud.com) Job description We have an Information Governance Manager position become available at The National Institute for Health and Care Research based in Twickenham. The NIHR manages over 1.3 billion a year of research funding programmes on behalf of the Department of Health.   The Governance, Performance and Improvement (GPI) team is responsible for ensuring that the Grant Management Group delivers its services effectively and efficiently within corporate, customer and regulatory requirements. Job Purpose As an Information Governance Manager, you will be accountable for delivery of day-to-day data protection compliance activities including data subject rights management, key projects, accreditations and training provision. As a key point of contact within the GPI team, you will be pivotal in making decisions and supporting others in delivery of their roles within the team. Role & Responsibilities Lead on the work to embed GDPR best practice across the institution Deliver training, guidance and internal communications Deliver proactive information management support with data protection Provide specialist technical advice in response to staff queries  Ensure requests to exercise data subject rights are responded to fully Investigate, support remediation of and report on data security compliance matters Carrying out Data Protection Audits, Data Protection Impact Assessments  Ensure that the ROPA is up to date and maintained Lead on managing and responding to information rights requests under GDPR Advise on information and records management best practice Lead on the handling of data protection incidents or breaches promptly Skills, Knowledge and Experience Essential In depth knowledge of the GDPR and UK data protection laws Experience working in a comparable field such as data protection, information assurance, information security, information and/or records management Expertise in information and records management   Experience of delivering training sessions to non-expert audiences  Organisational skills and the ability to deal with large amounts of information Desirable  Qualification in data protection such as CIPP, BCS or equivalent Membership of a relevant professional organization such as the Information and Records Management Society (IRMS), or the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), or the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Experience of the application of data protection laws, in the management of data subject rights Experience in research management       Experience in project management Experience of liaising with the Information Commissioner’s Office Salary and Benefits Up to £46,500 PA Yearly bonus   Group Pension Plan   Private Health Care   Hybrid working  Interested in learning more about this exciting position with the UK's largest and most prestigious funder of research, please submit a cover letter and CV and one of the team will be in touch.

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Full Stack Developer

We are looking for a Full Stack Developer to join our Products and Applications team. You will work closely with delivery leads, projects managers and architects, to provide technical guidance, reporting and advice on the best development methodologies.   You will write code, analyse data, and contribute to the design and implementation of software.  You will spend approximately 70% of your time on work that is project-focused. Some ongoing projects include cloud migration, analytics integrations, and new regulatory changes, and are just a small part of a large portfolio of projects with significant impact to the organisation, and through-work already planned at least until 2024. We are a Microsoft environment and are keen to speak with people who have Azure DevOps skills. We are also keen to hear from you if you are skilled in C# - we can support you as you develop your Azure skills in the role. Background & Experience Experienced in transition to a DevOps culture and mindset, adapting and operating organisational processes Technical DevOps capabilities:  implementing practices such as continuous integration, continuous delivery (CI/CD), infrastructure as code, monitoring and logging, communication and collaboration with team and wider business Continuous improvement, increased use of automation to drive velocity, quality, scalability, security We are keen to hear from people with experience working to Agile methodologies Microsoft technological environment: C#, Azure, .NET etc A bit about our Products and Applications team…. At the core, we provide IT services to the University’s students, academics and professionals, but the reality is we do so much more than that! We explore new technologies, we strive to innovate whilst all along, placing a strong focus around improving the customer experience. The Digital Products and Applications team within Digital IT (DIT) are responsible for all stages in bringing a product from concept to production release and beyond, supporting and incorporating the entire journey.   Designing, developing, and testing functionality in collaboration with colleagues throughout the University, third party suppliers and strategic partners. What’s in it for you?  Competitive salary - and excellent pension scheme Generous annual leave - plus the ability to buy additional holiday days Flexible and hybrid working - we support a culture of flexible and agile working, subject to business requirements Professional development - a comprehensive package of personal development opportunities to help you achieve your full potential Inclusion, for all of us – With over 200 languages spoken across Greater Manchester, we want to create an inspirational, inclusive learning and working environment, celebrating the diversity of our University community in our everyday conversations.  Our student population is already incredibly diverse and we want to ensure this is reflected across our colleague profile as well.  Wellbeing support - dedicated services and facilities to support your mental and physical health, ranging from an Employee Assistance Programme and counselling to sports and fitness facilities, including discounted gym memberships. Greater Manchester - Live and work in one of the most vibrant regions in the UK, a hot spot of digital innovation, excellent schools and colleagues, and with affordable city, suburban and rural living options to suit a wide range of lifestyle choices. However you identify, whatever your pathway has been to get here, come and join us at the University of Salford where we are all proud to belong -  watch us in action here!

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