We are looking for a Bioinformatician to join the Ensembl Genomes team, working on the VectorBase, at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.
The EBI, part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), is a world-leading bioinformatics centre providing biological data to the scientific community with expertise in data storage, analysis and representation. VectorBase is a six-partner international collaboration that manages a Bioinformatics Resource Centre for invertebrate vectors of human diseases, such as mosquitoes, lice and flies. It is actively involved in the primary annotation of genomes, in the analysis of polymorphism, and in the comparison of individuals, strains and species. As the number of available genome sequences increases, there are interesting scientific and engineering challenges involved in optimising the value of these data.
The post-holder will be expected to work with colleagues at the EBI and our external partners to perform data integration and analysis tasks to ensure the optimal development of the resource. Their tasks will include:
• Data integration and analysis for the Vectorbase project, including gene prediction, comparative analysis, cross reference assignment etc.
• Collaboration with partners within Vectorbase consortium to schedule and build releases (through attendance at phone conferences, meetings etc).
• Collaboration with external groups working on species of interest to VectorBase.
• Working with the rest of the Ensembl Genomes team to facilitate the more general development of resources for non-vertebrate genomes.
The position is currently available until the end of the existing VectorBase contract, but will be extended if the contract is renewed in 2014.