Coordinator - ELIXIR Compute Platform

Job Location
ELIXIR Wellcome Trust Genome Campus
CB10 1SD
United Kingdom

ELIXIR staff are employed by EMBL, an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation. The staff 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. ELIXIR staff 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.

Job Description

As technical lead and product manager for the ELIXIR Compute Platform you will bring together computational resources, data transfer services and Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure capabilities from across ELIXIR’s national Nodes and e-Infrastructure collaborators. You will support our Compute Platform Leadership team with day-to-day management and coordination for the Platform and ensure that strategic roadmaps and operational plans are in place. Your will oversee the technical planning and coordinate working groups, whilst documenting progress and impact.  


All roles require a university degree in life-science, computer science, engineering or another quantitative discipline with solid interest and 5+ years of experience of computational service provision within an international research environment. Research experience and good knowledge of bioinformatics and life-science data management is a strong asset as is professional experience of scientific or technical services management, delivery and/or consulting.

The ideal candidates have a demonstrated ability to coordinate and motivate technical teams in geographically distributed environments to deliver against challenging goals and timelines. A high level of literacy is required with documented ability to effectively communicate with excellent verbal and written English. ELIXIR works with partner institutes across our national Nodes and working knowledge of additional European languages is a strong asset for the roles.

About Our Organization

ELIXIR collects, annotates, archives and makes available to all, critical life sciences data which enables Europe to collectively tackle some of the most pressing societal challenges.

The ELIXIR Hub is located at EMBL-EBI, Wellcome Genome Campus, and has excellent facilities in an attractive campus environment in the Cambridgeshire countryside with transport provided to nearby Cambridge and Saffron Walden. At ELIXIR you would join a dynamic, international team.

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