Head of Research

Job Location
The Wellcome Genome Campus
CB10 1SD
United Kingdom
Grade 11

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 5 years. This is expected to be extended to a maximum of 9 years subject to external review.

Job Description

We are looking for a dynamic leader in computational biology to join EMBL-EBI as Head of Research. EMBL-EBI is one of the world’s leading bioinformatics institutes with around 600 staff with a focus on both computational biology research and bioinformatics service delivery. Research at EMBL-EBI comprises 8-10 dedicated research groups along with 4 further teams who combine research activities and service delivery. As Head of Research you will provide leadership for the entire EBI research portfolio - similar to a Head of Department in a University setting but without teaching and with minimal administration commitments. You will also run your own research group.

This is an exciting opportunity for a successful scientist with high calibre leadership skills to provide strategic direction for EMBL-EBI’s research and have substantial influence in the broader European computational biology research area. 

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an impressive record in delivering world class research in computational biology, and have the ability to inspire the next generation of bioinformatics researchers. Communicating and collaborating with the research community, internal and external, will be a key aspect of this role.

EMBL-EBI is committed to achieving gender balance in its leadership and strongly encourages applications from women, who are currently under-represented at all levels. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

We welcome informal enquiries to Ewan Birney, Joint Director of EMBL-EBI (birney@ebi.ac.uk), or Nick Goldman, Research Group Leader (goldman@ebi.ac.uk). More information is available at www.ebi.ac.uk/research/research-group-leaders-at-embl-ebi.

How to Apply

Applications are welcome from all nationalities - visa information will be discussed in more depth with applicants selected for interview.

Please apply online through www.embl.org/jobs Please include a cover letter, CV and a concise description of research interests and future research plans. Please also include three letters of recommendation; alternatively these can be emailed to: applications@ebi.ac.uk at the latest by 1 May 2016.

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