We are looking for a User Interface (UI) / User Experience (UX) Designer to join us in the exciting role of helping shape one of the world’s leading scientific resources, the Universal Protein resource (UniProt) at the EMBL-
European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) located on the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.
The successful candidate will have the wonderful opportunity of interacting with scientists in the field of biology and medicine, collect their requirements, and help with the design of the best innovative interfaces for our services.
S(he) will be based in a multidisciplinary team within the Protein Function group and will respond to the UX Manager and the Protein Function development Team Leader.
The Protein Function development team maintains bioinformatics infrastructure of the world leading Universal Protein Resource (UniProt), Gene Ontology Annotation and Enzyme resource.
This is a very dynamic and interdisciplinary team comprising talented and enthusiastic software engineers and bioinformaticians working closely together with the biocurators in these resources.
The UniProt resource is one of the most internationally used protein databases serving a large and diverse research community in genomics, proteins and proteomics.
UniProt is an international Consortium, a collaboration between the EMBL-EBI, the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB), and the Protein Information Resource (PIR) in US.
The successful candidate will have the wonderful opportunity of interacting with scientists in the field of biology and medicine, collect their requirements, and design the best innovative interfaces for our services.
Responsibilities include :
and rapidly test and iterate your designs.
This post explicitly bridges human and technical skills, and will suit someone who enjoys interaction, and can listen to diverse user opinions and synthesise them into creative designs.
The post holder must also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and enjoy working in an international environment.
Ideally, (s)he has already gained experience in a multilingual working environment. Excellent English language skills are essential.
You might also have
Experience working in designing interfaces in biology, and working with scientists and biological databases and services is highly desirable
Why join us
The successful candidate will have the wonderful opportunity of interacting with scientists in the field of biology and medicine, collect their requirements, and design of the best innovative interfaces for our services.
This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic UI / UX Desginer to shape the future service of a world leading scientific resource.
At EMBL-EBI, we help scientists realise the potential of big data’ in biology by enabling them to exploit complex information to make discoveries that benefit mankind.
Working for EMBL-EBI gives you an opportunity to apply your skills and energy for the greater good.
As part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), we are a non-profit, intergovernmental organisation funded by 22 member states and two associate member states.
We are located on the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK, and our 600 staff are engineers, technicians, scientists and other professionals from all over the world.
EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation.
The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme and health insurance, educational and other family related benefits where applicable, as well as financial support for relocation and installation.
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We have an informal culture, international working environment and excellent professional development opportunities but one of the really amazing things about us is the concentration of technical and scientific expertise something you probably won’t find anywhere else.
If you’ve ever visited the campus you’ll have experienced first-hand our friendly, collegial and supportive atmosphere, set in the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside.
Our staff also enjoy excellent sports facilities including a gym, a free shuttle bus, an on-site nursery, cafés and restaurant and a library.