Bioinformatician

Organization
EMBL-EBI
Job Location
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus Hinxton
Cambridge
UK
CB10 1SD
United Kingdom
Benefits

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme and health insurance, educational and other family related benefits where applicable, as well as financial support for relocation and installation.

We have an informal culture, international working environment and excellent professional development opportunities but one of the really amazing things about us is the concentration of technical and scientific expertise – something you probably won’t find anywhere else.

If you’ve ever visited the campus you’ll have experienced first-hand our friendly, collegial and supportive atmosphere, set in the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside. Our staff also enjoy excellent sports facilities including a gym, a free shuttle bus, an on-site nursery, cafés and restaurant and a library.

Job Description

The Ensembl Genomes team is looking to appoint a skilled and highly motivated bioinformatician to join the team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), which is located on the Wellcome Trust Campus near Cambridge in the UK. Ensembl Genomes is a leading genomic database for non-vertebrate species (and a sister project of the Ensembl database), and you will work on the production and development of this resource by contributing to the Ensembl Genomes extension project. The different components of the project will bring you into contact with scientific communities facing particular problems, and your role will be to apply the Ensembl platform to develop solutions to their needs.

One major responsibility will be to work on the INFRAVEC2, funded by the Horizon 20-20 program of the European Union. This grant is designed to construct and operate technical infrastructure to support research into insect vectors of human disease (such as mosquitoes and midges). Our role in the project as follows:

  • Integrate and analyse data generated in the project within Ensembl Genomes.
  • Link these data with other data types (phenotypic data, information about publically available stocks, etc.) relevant to the project, and to other resources (including VectorBase).
  • Developing data standards and a data management policy for INFRAVEC.

The other components of this project which you will also contribute to include our work on the annotation of the genomes of the whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) and the biting midge (Culicoides spp.), and to the development of the pan-European data infrastructure, ELIXIR.

Specific day-to-day duties will include:

  • Analysis of genomic and transcriptomic data (including genome assembly, annotation and variant calling).
  • Integration and dissemination of data through the Ensembl Genomes platform.
  • Working with collaborators to develop appropriate data standards and policies on data publication.
  • Attendance at remote and in-person meetings with collaborators.

The successful candidate will work in the Ensembl Genomes team alongside staff addressing similar challenges in other species, and will report to the Ensembl Metazoa Project Leader.

Requirements

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme and health insurance, educational and other family related benefits where applicable, as well as financial support for relocation and installation.

We have an informal culture, international working environment and excellent professional development opportunities but one of the really amazing things about us is the concentration of technical and scientific expertise – something you probably won’t find anywhere else.

If you’ve ever visited the campus you’ll have experienced first-hand our friendly, collegial and supportive atmosphere, set in the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside. Our staff also enjoy excellent sports facilities including a gym, a free shuttle bus, an on-site nursery, cafés and restaurant and a library.

How to Apply

To apply please submit a covering letter and CV, with two referees, through our online system.

About Our Organization


At EMBL-EBI, we help scientists realise the potential of ‘big data’ in biology by enabling them to exploit complex information to make discoveries that benefit mankind. Working for EMBL-EBI gives you an opportunity to apply your skills and energy for the greater good. As part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), we are a non-profit, intergovernmental organisation funded by 22 member states and two associate member states and proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We are located on the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK, and our 600 staff are engineers, technicians, scientists and other professionals from all over the world.

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