The Protein Data Bank in Europe team (PDBe; pdbe.org) is part of the Worldwide Protein Data Bank organisation (wwPDB; wwpdb.org), which maintains the global archive of structural data on biomacromolecules, the Protein Data Bank (PDB). As a wwPDB member, PDBe maintains a number of databases that support deposition and advanced search services for structural biologists and the wider scientific community. The team consists of an international and inter-disciplinary mix of professional scientists and software engineers. The PDBe team is based at the EMBL-EBI, a world-leading bioinformatics centre providing biological data to the scientific community, with expertise in data storage, analysis and representation. EMBL-EBI is part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and 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.
We are looking to recruit a Data Enrichment and Integration Coordinator to help the PDBe team stay abreast of and meet the changing needs of the broad scientific community through enrichment, integration, and quality improvement of biomacromolecular structure data and tools for its delivery.
The Coordinator will be expected:
- to work with the PDBe Team Leader to deliver new functionality by developing and managing data enrichment and integration projects that enhance and/or exploit biomacromolecular information, with internal and external collaborators;
- to manage and provide scientific leadership for the Data Enrichment and Integration sub-team;
- to maintain a close collaboration with the wwPDB partners and manage the PDBe contributions to the development of wwPDB deposition, annotation and validation system (OneDep);
- to represent PDBe and wwPDB at relevant meetings and conferences to keep abreast of new developments in the field; with PDBe and wwPDB colleagues, to publish project outcomes in scientific articles in the peer-reviewed literature;
- to contribute to developing the PDBe training strategy;
- to contribute to PDBe grant applications, reporting, personnel recruitments, staff evaluations, and associated tasks.
As a Coordinator, the successful candidate will report directly to the PDBe Team Leader. This is an opportunity for the right person to make an impact on how the scientific community uses biomacromolecular structure data and enhanced information available through PDBe tools and services.