Database Curator

Job Location
EMBL-EBI Wellcome Genome Campus
CB10 1SD
United Kingdom

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 have an informal culture, international working environment and excellent professional development opportunities but one of the really amazing things about us is the concentration of technical and scientific expertise – something you probably won’t find anywhere else.

If you’ve ever visited the campus you’ll have experienced first-hand our friendly, collegial and supportive atmosphere, set in the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside. Our staff also enjoy excellent sports facilities including a gym, a free shuttle bus, an on-site nursery, cafés and restaurant and a library.

Job Description

We are seeking a Scientific Database Curator, to join the Molecular Interaction team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) located on the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.

The Database Curator will contribute to the maintenance and extension of the IntAct molecular interaction database and the Complex Portal. The main tasks are the analysis of published literature on protein interactions and their integration into the IntAct database and the abstraction of information to create reference protein complexes. The successful candidate will also interact with external data producers and international partner databases through the IMEx Consortium to ensure highest quality standards for the resulting molecular interaction data.

The European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) provides cutting-edge research, service and training in the field of bioinformatics and is home to world class bioinformatics resources such as Ensembl, UniProt, and InterPro.

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The ideal candidate will hold a PhD or MSc in molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related subject. An interest in bioinformatics is required, prior experience in database curation, analysis of protein interactions, molecular pathways or cellular complexes is a plus.

You should be able to work independently and interact well within a team environment. Good communication and interpersonal skills as well as a working knowledge of English language are essential.

How to Apply

To apply please submit a covering letter and CV, with two referees, through our online system at

About Our Organization

At EMBL-EBI, we help scientists realise the potential of ‘big data’ in biology by enabling them to exploit complex information to make discoveries that benefit mankind. Working for EMBL-EBI gives you an opportunity to apply your skills and energy for the greater good. As part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), we are a non-profit, intergovernmental organisation funded by 22 member states and two associate member states and proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We are located on the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK, and our 600 staff are engineers, technicians, scientists and other professionals from all over the world.

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