ELIXIR Human Data Coordinator

Job Location
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 provide a dynamic, international working environment and have close ties with both the University of Cambridge and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

EMBL-EBI staff also 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.

The initial contract is for a period of 3 years with the possibility of a fixed-term extension.

Job Description

We seek a dynamic and highly motivated individual to lead the development and implementation of an ELIXIR-wide strategy for management, archiving, and responsible sharing of human data consented for reuse in scientific research. This will include development of data access and security strategies and governance processes in collaboration with technical experts from the ELIXIR Nodes, e-infrastructures and ELIXIR user communities.

As the ELIXIR Human Data Coordinator you will work closely with ELIXIR’s data resources & national Nodes to develop and manage ELIXIR’s portfolio of implementation projects and services. You will engage collaboratively with ELIXIR partners, national user communities and external stakeholders (such as other research infrastructure, Global Alliance for Genomics and Health, publishers and funders) to ensure development and maintenance for long-term responsible management of human data consented for research use.

ELIXIR  is a unique undertaking that consolidates Europe’s bioinformatics resources, services, and national centres into a single, coherent infrastructure. ELIXIR ensures interoperable tools, long-term sustainability and the reuse of life-science data by supporting community standards and running common services. As a distributed research infrastructure ELIXIR is built upon the bioinformatics services provided by the national ELIXIR Nodes.


Our ideal candidate will have a university degree in the life-sciences, computer science, or another rigorous discipline with experience from research environments in bioinformatics / medical informatics. An advanced degree in one of these fields is an advantage.

S/he will have at least five years of experience in an informatics-intensive biomedical research environment, including handling sensitive human data with understanding of information security vulnerabilities and risk management.

S/he will also have a demonstrated ability to coordinate and motivate technical teams in a distributed environment to deliver against challenging goals and timelines.

The ELIXIR Human Data Coordinator should possess excellent communication and presentation skills, and an ability to lead in a collaborative, international environment. Excellent English skills are essential.

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How to Apply

Please apply online through www.embl.org/jobs

About Our Organization

The ELIXIR Hub is located at EMBL-EBI, Wellcome Trust 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. You will have frequent contact with our ELIXIR Nodes, located in our European member states, therefore an ability to travel is essential. 

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