We are looking for two scientific curators to join our variation annotation efforts within the Vertebrate Genomics team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), located near Cambridge, UK. These positions will involve extraction of detailed scientific information from the most recent published scientific papers. The extracted information will be captured and publicly available in the Genome-Wide Association Study (GWAS) Catalog (www.ebi.ac.uk/gwas/), a Catalog of published genome-wide association studies, and in Ensembl (http://www.ensembl.org).
The curator will work within a team of Scientific Curators at the EMBL-EBI and in collaboration with scientists at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). The Vertebrate Genomics Team at the EMBL-EBI is one of the world’s leading groups for integration, annotation and analysis of genomic data. This environment provides access to an international collection of projects at the cutting edge of human variation research.
The normal duties of this position include:
• Extraction of information from published scientific papers for inclusion in the GWAS Catalog.
• Working collaboratively as part of an international team of scientists.
• Working with EMBL-EBI staff from other disciplines to improve data extraction, management and access.
• Participation in analysis of GWAS Catalog data and drafting of manuscripts, publications, and presentations as interests and time allow.
The EBI is part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and it is a world-leading bioinformatics centre providing biological data to the scientific community with expertise in data storage, analysis and representation. EMBL-EBI 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 part of EMBL, Europe’s flagship laboratory for the life sciences.