We are looking for a person to lead the InterPro and EBI Metagenomics resources at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) into the next phase of their development. InterPro is a widely used and highly cited resource for the analysis of proteins. InterPro aggregates content from its member databases, which currently includes Pfam, PROSITE, PRINTS, SMART, Panther, TIGRfams, PIRSF, Gene3D, SUPERFAMILY and HAMAP. InterPro has been widely used for annotating the flood of new protein sequences using its tools InterProScan and InterPro2GO. EBI Metagenomics is a resource collecting, archiving and analysing Next Generation Sequence data from environmental samples. Both resources are developed and maintained by the InterPro team.
The Team Leader will be responsible for all aspects of the InterPro and Metagenomics resources. This will include managing the quality and quantity of data in each resource, ensuring timeliness of data delivery and excellent access to the data through websites, web services and downloadable tools. Additionally, the post holder is expected to obtain grant funding to support further development of the resources. The team leader will also ensure smooth communication with the collaborators and the external user community, as well as within the team, to facilitate the solving of technical problems, to ensure efficient data flow and to meet user demands.
The post holder will report to the Head of Protein Sequence Resources (Dr. Alex Bateman) and the Head of Genes, Genomes and Variation (Dr. Paul Flicek) and will work closely with other team leaders at EMBL-EBI to deliver the Institute’s mission. We would expect the successful candidate to have significant management experience of biological database provision, including a thorough understanding of the technical aspects of delivering database resources.
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