The Variation Team is seeking to recruit a scientific curator to join their team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.
The team develops tools to archive genetic variation and phenotype information from datasets generated as part of scientific experiments. The genetic variation covers germline (or somatic) single nucleotide changes as well as large structural changes observed in any species. The Variation team also includes the European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA) that stores data from human biomedical research projects.
The scientific curator role involves extensive interaction with the scientific research community to coordinate data submission to the Variation resources. It also includes coordination of data exchange with the peer archives at the NCBI, USA and with our key collaborators such as the Database of Genomic Variation (DGV) in Canada. The post holder is expected to participate in curation of the submitted studies, maintaining and improving the efficacy of submission and data user communication, running quality control processes for the archived data. (S)he will interact closely with developers on the team to assist translation of scientific content requirements to data models that include relational database, XML, controlled vocabularies and ontologies.
The EBI is part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and is a world-leading bioinformatics centre providing biological data to the scientific community with expertise in data storage, analysis and representation.
EMBL-EBI provides 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