We are seeking an experienced bioinformatician to undertake the role of Operational Coordinator, which is a critical role, in the non-vertebrate genomics team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) which is located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.
The team's flagship project is Ensembl Genomes, a publicly accessible resource that integrates, analyses and provides access to a wide range of genome-scale data from across the taxonomic space from bacteria to plants. Maintaining the resource requires coordination among team members, other teams (especially the vertebrate genomics team, the primary developer of the Ensembl technology), and with a large number of groups with whom we collaborate to produce the resource and the Operational Coordinator will take responsibility for the regular production and release of the resource.
The primary responsibilities will be as follows:
• Scheduling and coordinating the Ensembl Genomes data/software releases.
• Directly managing a team - typically 5-10 individuals
• Working on core production and development tasks and related collaborative projects (currently, all team projects in the bacterial, fungal and protist domains);
• Play a leading role in the operational coordination of these projects.
You will also have the additional responsibility for technical coordination - (e.g. hardware / software / language choice, coding standards) across the entire non-vertebrate genomics team and will be expected, in response to evolving scientific needs, to specify and, where appropriate, lead, software and data development work associated with the resource.
The successful candidate will report directly to the Ensembl Genomes Team Leader.
The EBI is part of the European Molecular Biology (EMBL-EBI) and is a world-leading bioinformatics centre. We provide a dynamic, international working environment and our 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.