Head of Technical Services

Job Location: 
Hinxton near Cambridge, UK

Excellent sporting facilities, a free shuttle bus to Cambridge and other nearby centres and an attractive working environment set in 55 acres of parkland.

Job Description: 

The EBI is now seeking to recruit an outstanding individual to the post of:

Head of Technical Services

The role calls for exceptional technical and leadership skills, and the drive and enthusiasm to shape the delivery of services to many thousands of demanding users worldwide, who are looking to explore biological data in innovative ways.

Reporting to the Directors, you will set the technical direction of the EBI and play a key role in the Senior Management Committee.

You will have the expertise to identify relevant emerging technologies and deploy them to the best effect. You will need to be an excellent communicator, able to convey complex challenges and solutions effectively to colleagues at all levels of the organisation, and international partners and collaborators.

Drawing on your experience as a successful technical leader, you will work closely with the Head of Systems and Team Leaders of Web Production and Web Development who report to this role, to develop a thorough understanding of user requirements, deploy resources and align the teams' efforts to bring the greatest benefit to external and internal users.

To view a detailed job description, including key responsibilities and requirements please click here.

Interviews: First round panel interviews will be held at EMBL-EBI in Hinxton near Cambridge on 08 July 2013.

EMBL is an inclusive equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation.


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a track record of technical leadership in a complex results orientated environment. Experience of scientific computing delivery in an academic sector would be beneficial, but evidence of success in other challenging data intensive computing environments could substitute.

Contact Information: 

Please apply online through www.embl.org/jobs

About Our Organization: 

Part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) is a world-leading bioinformatics centre providing biological data to the scientific community, with expertise in data storage, analysis and representation.

The EBI has the most comprehensive set of biomolecular databases worldwide, and serves this data openly to the research community, often in collaboration with international partners.