Ensembl 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.
The bioinformatician will join the Ensembl Genomes team to work on the ELIXIR-EXCELERATE and CORBEL projects, both funded as part of the European Union’s Research Infrastructure programme, and the BBSRC-funded COPO project. The work will involve integrating Ensembl within the frameworks provided by these projects, to facilitate the collection, integration and dissemination of various types of genome-wide data (e.g. genomic, transcriptomic, phenotypic, etc.).
In ELIXIR-EXCELERATE, the post-holder will be working with data from crop and forest plants. Together with our partners, we have been developing standards for the representation of experimental meta data. The goal is now to capture this meta data in appropriate databases, and develop a search engine to ensure that dispersed, diverse data sets are “FAIR” – that is, Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-Usable – by the user community. In CORBEL, we will work with the marine research community, integrating high throughput research data from model species within the Ensembl framework. In COPO, we work with our partners to develop tools to help the community prepare data to the agreed standards.
Day-to-day responsibilities will include liaison with project partners, submission of exemplar data sets to appropriate repositories and development of tools for data validation and submission, database production and data analysis, and implementation of standard APIs. The role will be varied, as we adapt our resources and services to the needs of two very different communities.