The Data Coordination and Archiving team seeks a highly motivated Data Coordination Engineer to work in Vertebrate Data Coordination at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), which is located on the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.
You will work within the Data Coordination and Archiving team to support the FAANG (http://www.faang.org/) and IMAGE projects (http://www.imageh2020.eu/index.php).
You will support FAANG consortium members submitting data to the EMBL-EBI archives and ensure the submitted metadata meets the FAANG-defined metadata standards. You will work with the Vertebrate Data Coordination sub-team to update the FAANG standards as requirements change and new technologies are adopted. You will also work to build tools to support both submission of data to EMBL-EBI archives and provide validation tools that support community members in meeting the defined standards. The team builds the FAANG data portal (http://data.faang.org) and you will help load data into this portal and improve its functionality. Finally, as part of the FAANG data coordination centre you will also help provision data to the value added resources hosted at EMBL-EBI such as Ensembl.
You will also work as part of the IMAGE consortium. You will help define the database superstructure needed to support a Europe wide catalogue of ex situ livestock gene banks for IMAGE. EMBL-EBI’s role in this project also involves assisting in submitting all animal and sample records from IMAGE in the BioSamples database http://www.ebi.ac.uk/biosamples/ and improving the ontological resources for the livestock community.
The Data Coordination and Archiving team is part of the Molecular Archive Resource cluster and as a member of this team you will work will all the archives at EMBL-EBI to support the livestock community in sharing and gaining access to well described, high quality sample and genomic data.
Your tasks will include:
- Design and extension of services to support FAANG collaborators collecting high quality metadata for their samples and experiments;
- supporting data flow into and from EMBL-EBI archives for FAANG and IMAGE;
- working closely with collaborators who are running analyses within FAANG and IMAGE;
- building distribution platforms for FAANG data;
- supporting database design for the IMAGE central database;
- representing FAANG, IMAGE and the institute at conferences.