Job:Bioinformatics software engineer
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Charles University Structural Bioinformatics Group formed by members of Faculty of Mathematics and Physics and Faculty of Sciences of the Charles University in Prague is looking for a candidate to help to maintain and advance software tools that have been developed in the group as well as to extend the portfolio of existing analytics approaches and software tools.

The group is mainly interested in development of approaches for protein structure analysis (such as P2Rank) and approaches for visualization of macromolecular data (such as R2DT or MolArt).

The role will require the candidate to carry out maintenance tasks of existing tools along with maintaining data workflows for sharing our data with partner institutions such as PDBe-KB or RNAcentral. In order to advance the tools and methods, the role might require familiarizing with the newest advances in machine learning, as well as with the most recent development in the area of structural molecular biology.

As the position requires good software development skills, the position is also suitable for software engineers wanting to get into the bioinformatics field.


  • Maintenance and further development of existing software tools
  • Supporting research partners and students utilizing the tools
  • Involvement in the architecture design of existing and new software solutions
  • Coming up with novel ideas regarding orientation of further research/development


  • Ms.C. or Ph.D. in bioinformatics, computer science, machine learning or a related quantitative field
  • Strong algorithmic and programming skills (familiarity with languages such as C++ and/or Java and scripting languages such as Python)
  • Knowledge of web-based programming would be a plus
  • Knowledge of working in UNIX/Linux environment
  • Strong interest in algorithms, machine learning, and data science/processing
  • Basic functional knowledge of statistics
  • Ability to work independently and to organize own workload
  • Fluency in written and spoken English


  • Basic knowledge of molecular biology
  • Experience with structural bioinformatics
  • Knowledge of software development principles and tools such as source control/versioning systems, continuous integration and development, - - software/unit testing

We offer

  • A one-year contract renewable based on performance
  • Flexible working time
  • A pleasant working environment in the Prague city center

Please send a CV and motivation letter in English or Czech by email to Dr. David Hoksza (

Start date: April 2022 or later (negotiable) Position opened until a suitable candidate is found.

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