The Variation Team and the European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA) are seeking an experienced and motivated bioinformatician to join their growing team which is responsible for the archiving of, analysing, disseminating and presenting genetic variation data. The EBI is based on the prestigious Wellcome Trust Genome Campus in Hinxton, Cambridge in the UK.
The EGA stores genetic and phenotypic data from more than 150 000 samples and provides secure data dissemination tools for the scientific community. We are connected to the largest genomics projects of their kind around the world such as the International Cancer Genome Consortium, UK 10K and the Wellcome Trust Case-Control Consortium.
The EGA is a dynamic project that interacts closely with the other main data archives at the EBI such as European Nucleotide Archive (ENA) or ArrayExpress (AE). The post holder will be expected to work with our internal collaborators to develop our submission tools as well as the pipelines used for processing and validating archived data. (S)he will also work on projects that aim to add value to the submitted data, such as use of ontologies to describe sample phenotypes, disseminating data in formats commonly used by the community or increasing data discoverability by exporting study information to Ensembl and our peer archive dbGAP available at the NCBI. The successful candidate will be expected to attend and present at internal meetings as well as scientific conferences.
The EBI is an international hub for human variation data. In addition to the EGA, major efforts include the 1000 Genomes data coordination centre, the Database for Genomic Variants archive and the Ensembl Project. The EBI is part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL).