The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) is seeking to recruit a Coordinator for the European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA). The EGA is a resource for permanent secure archiving and sharing of all types of potentially identifiable genetic and phenotypic data resulting from biomedical research projects. Its aim is to provide access to data, to foster data re-use, to enable reproducibility and to speed up biomedical and translational research in line with the ‘FAIR’ (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) principles. The EGA project is part of the ENA/EGA/EVA Archive Infrastructure team led by Thomas Keane, this is part of the Molecular Archives Cluster at EMBL-EBI
This is a senior position in the EGA group with responsibility for implementing the EGA strategic goals, ensuring the EGA operations are delivered to a high standard, and coordinating with external partners to ensure delivery of grant commitments. Working with the team leader, you will provide input into the strategic goals of EGA and external project funding applications. You will have a central role in driving forward and coordinating project activities between the partners.
The main activities that you will be involved in are:
- Ensuring that the EGA delivers an efficient service for key stakeholders (submitters, data access committees, and users);
- Implement and monitor the delivery of the EGA strategic objectives, milestones, and present KPIs to demonstrate success;
- Coordinate overall project reporting to the EGA strategic committee;
- Assist with project planning and budgeting processes including key performance indicators;
- Effectively and proactively communicate operational outcomes, risks, and ongoing processes to the EMBL-EBI Investigators;
- Day-to-day management of EGA risks and opportunities, including project performance indicators and the risk register;
- In conjunction with EGA technical project managers, coordinate day to day supervision of EGA staff comprising of software developers, development/operations engineers, helpdesk and outreach staff (approximately 10-12 FTE).
This will be a busy role with frequently changing priorities. You may from time to time have to attend meetings outside normal working hours and undertake international travel. This role is not suitable for part-time working.