We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated Bioinformatician with a keen interest in RNA biology to work at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI).
You will be working on RNAcentral, a database of non-coding RNA sequences which provides a single entry point for accessing RNA data from an international consortium of RNA databases. You will be a member of the RNA Resources team, which is part of Rob Finn’s Sequence Families team, and report to the RNA Resources Project Leader, Anton Petrov. You will work with a team of 4 other people that ensure timely update and release of the RNA Resources, RNAcentral and Rfam.
The successful candidate will be responsible for performing regular database updates, development of new data import pipelines, and implementation of algorithms for mapping RNAcentral sequences to genomes. This postholder will also improve the RNAcentral software infrastructure and develop methods for quality control and data standardisation. The work will require conducting independent research projects and keeping up to date with the field of RNA biology. These research outcome may then be translated to new features within the RNAcentral resource.