The Genome Analysis team seeks an enthusiastic Project Leader to lead Ensembl in the field of gene expression regulation. Ensembl (http://www.ensembl.org/) is one of the most successful large-scale bioinformatics projects. We process massive amounts of data from various genomic archives and create new resources for genome analysis. Within the overall project, Ensembl Regulation is specialised in epigenomic datasets (ChIP-Seq, DNase1 hypersensitivity etc.), which are used to define the Ensembl Regulatory Build, an exhaustive annotation of regulatory elements across the genome and across cell types.
The post involves managing Ensembl Regulation day to day, ensuring the database is regularly and punctually updated, keeping up-to-date with the field of epigenetics, guiding feature development efforts and finally communicating these changes to researchers in the field.
The successful candidate will line manage 3-5 people. He/she will have to understand the technical issues involved in maintaining a biological database and prioritise tasks. As part of the greater Ensembl project, he/she will participate in various larger scale meetings to coordinate data production and development.
The candidate will also serve as a representative for Ensembl Regulation to the outside world: she/he will be expected to attend scientific conferences, read current literature, participate in academic collaborations and assist Ensembl’s Outreach and Training activities (giving courses, responding to user questions and preparing documentary material). Current collaborations include BLUEPRINT, ENCODE, GTEx and the Centre for Therapeutic Target Validation (CTTV).
Ensembl Regulation is a component of the Genome Analysis team (led by Daniel Zerbino) which is itself part of Ensembl (led by Paul Flicek). The EBI is a part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and is Europe's leading provider of information services to biological researchers in academia and industry. EBI is located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK. EBI staff enjoy many benefits including sports facilities, a free shuttle bus to Cambridge and other nearby centres, and an attractive working environment set in 55 acres of parkland. Our salary scales are very competitive. For further information please visit www.ebi.ac.uk