Do you want to work as part of the HCA project to define comprehensive reference maps of all human cells? The HCA is using single cell gene expression techniques as the basis for both understanding human health and understanding different disease mechanisms. We are building and supporting the infrastructure and content standards which will be used by the HCA.
We are looking for a highly motivated bioinformatician to join the ingest support team to provide front line support on the Data Coordination Platform (DCP) for the Human Cell Atlas project (HCA https://www.humancellatlas.org ). In this role, you’ll be working directly with scientists who are pioneering single cell biology techniques, providing guidance and support for collecting the data and metadata they produced. You’ll also be assisting the HCA team in building the tools to support this process. You will work at EMBL-EBI located on the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge, UK.
Our team deliver simple, open, and direct access to all HCA data across many cloud-based systems. As part of this team, you will have many opportunities to engage with data generators, project users, and our collaborators from the Broad Institute, the University of California Santa Cruz, and our funders the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
The DCP includes:
- An ingestion interface enabling users to validate and submit data
- A query API to discover the HCA data
- Containerized analysis pipelines
- Interactive portals for data visualisation and analysis
Your role will involve:
- Designing and extending services to ensure the HCA is collecting high-quality
metadata to enable discovery and integration operations on its data.
- Working closely with collaborators at UCSC to coordinate data flow into the HCA
and EMBL-EBI archives from project contributors.
- Working with teams across EMBL-EBI to deliver components of the HCA Data
- Collaborating with expert biologists to define and extend the minimum standards
for HCA data types.
- Defining requirements for HCA services.
- Developing and running training courses on how to submit data to the HCA
- Representing the HCA team and EMBL-EBI at HCA project meetings and
international scientific conferences.