Chemogenomics Team Leader

Job Location
The Wellcome Genome Campus
CB10 1SD
United Kingdom
Grade 9 or 10, depending on experience

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 provide a dynamic, international working environment and have close ties with both the University of Cambridge and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.  EMBL-EBI staff also enjoy excellent sports facilities, a free shuttle bus to Cambridge and other nearby centres, an active sports and social club and an attractive working environment set in 55 acres of parkland.
  The initial contract is for a period of 3 years with the possibility of a fixed-term extension.

Job Description

We are seeking to recruit a Team Leader in Chemogenomics to join the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located at the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.

As Team Leader reporting to the Directors of EMBL-EBI, you will lead the ChEMBL team in providing chemogenomics services for the global community. You will ensure that the data resources are properly managed at both technical and scientific level and will ensure the proper integration of these data resources into the EBI’s other databases and services offerings. You may also perform research in the area of chemogenomics to exploit the information in the data resource.

The Chemogenomics Team Leader will develop the strategy and long term vision for the team and will seek to represent EBI and the chemogenomics team at international meetings and in consortia. You will also help to coordinate the training workshops courses and meetings associated with chemogenomics and will interact with members of the EBI’s industry programme and the Centre for Therapeutic Target Validation (CTTV).

You will have direct responsibility for the management of personnel within the team, which will include recruitment, day-to-day management, handling contracts, probationary periods, reviews etc. You will also seek external funding for the resource to ensure its long term sustainability and to allow it to develop.


With a PhD in Computational Biology/Chemistry/Biology or a related subject you will also have extensive post-graduate experience. Strong expertise in software development, management and database skills, as well as an international profile in the scientific field and involvement in international consortia are essential.

We are looking for someone with very strong leadership skills. You will be able to work closely with and liaise with colleagues within the EBI services to ensure that services are delivered to a high standard thereby ensuring that good integration and interaction with other resources at EBI occurs.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required. We welcome applications from women, who are under-represented at this level; appointment will be based on merit alone.

About Our Organization

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.

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