The Universal Protein Resource (UniProt) group at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) is seeking to recruit a Scientific Database Curator for a demanding role in the curation of the UniProt databases. The mission of the UniProt team is to provide the scientific community with a comprehensive, high quality and freely accessible resource of protein sequence and functional information.
The Curator will contribute to the Gene Ontology Annotation (GOA) project which uses Gene Ontology (GO) – a dynamic controlled vocabulary that describes the biological processes, molecular functions and cellular components of a generic cell – to assign GO terms to proteins in the UniProt databases using a combination of electronic mappings and manual curation from the literature.
EMBL-EBI is part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and is located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK. We are a world-leading bioinformatics centre providing biological data to the scientific community with expertise in data storage, analysis and representation. We provide a dynamic, international working environment and has close ties with both the University of Cambridge and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. EMBL-EBI staff enjoy many benefits including excellent sports facilities, a free shuttle bus to Cambridge and other nearby centres, an active sports and social club and an attractive working environment set in 55 acres of parkland.