We are looking to recruit a Bioinformatician to join the Ensembl Genomes Team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK. The successful applicant will work on the VectorBase project, which focuses on invertebrate species that transmit diseases to humans and animals.
VectorBase (http://vectorbase.org) is a leading database serving the research community working on pathogenic diseases, and has played an important role in the annotation, and subsequent dissemination, of the genomes of many key species including mosquitoes, flies and lice. VectorBase is an international consortium comprised of three collaborating laboratories and EMBL-EBI's role focuses on genome annotation, variation, and preparing data for public release. We are currently looking to recruit a bioinformatician to work on annotation and release production alongside the current team. The applicant can expect, if appointed, to annotate genomes using cutting edge software tools, to gather and perform QC on internal and externally-produced data, and to contribute towards the automation and operation of release processes. The post-holder will also contribute to Ensembl Metazoa, the EBI's own portal for providing public access to genomic data from vector and non-vector species, and will work as part of a group of closely collaborating teams using the Ensembl platform for a wide variety of species from across the taxonomic space.
Based on the funding currently available, this post is being offered for one year, although other opportunities may arise to continue working on the project beyond that date.
The EBI is part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and it is a world-leading bioinformatics centre providing biological data to the scientific community with expertise in data storage, analysis and representation. EMBL-EBI provides freely available data from life science experiments, performs basic research in computational biology and offers an extensive user training programme, supporting researchers in academic and industry. We are part of EMBL, Europe’s flagship laboratory for the life sciences.