We are seeking an experienced and creative bioinformatician to join the Ensembl Genomes Team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK. You will take on a project leader role, with responsibility for the development of resources for bacteria, fungi and protists within the Ensembl framework.
Ensembl Genomes (http://www.ensemblgenomes.org) provides access to genome-scale data, including structural and functional annotation, comparative analysis, and polymorphism data, from non-vertebrate species, utilising the Ensembl software platform. Dedicated project leaders focus on invertebrate vectors of disease, flatworms and roundworms, and plant species. We are now looking to hire an additional project leader, alongside these existing staff, to work on microorganisms.
You will be responsible for line managing a small group working on microorganisms, and who collectively are responsible for the generation, integration and dissemination of genomic data from microbial species; you will contribute directly to this work. You will also work with the other project leaders in planning the content of Ensembl Genomes releases; oversee our contribution to two collaborative projects, PomBase and PhytoPath (focused on fission yeast, and plant pathogen species, respectively). Finally, you will be work together with the Ensembl Genomes team leader to make new contacts with the user community, promote the resources and contribute to grant-writing and other activities. The post would be suitable for an experienced bioinformatician with a desire to take on project leadership responsibilities; and is an excellent opportunity to both shape and develop the next generation of EMBL-EBI's databases and services aimed at microbial researchers.