We are looking for an experienced bioinformatician, computer scientist or drug discovery scientist to provide leadership for the core Open Targets Platform project involved in large-scale biological data analysis and integration for drug target identification and prioritisation.
The position is based in dedicated Open Targets space within EMBL-EBI and reports to the Open Targets Scientific Director.
Responsibilities will involve setting the scientific strategy for the OT Platform and related projects, day to day management of core database projects, including the team that generates the OT Platform, and setting priorities in line with agreed strategy together with a Project Manager. The postholder will synthesise strategy from input from multiple stakeholders within the Open Targets partnership, in the context of current thinking in the field of target identification and prioritisation. In addition, the post holder will have accountability for establishing and maintaining release schedules and ensuring stability and reproducibility of production systems.
The post represents an excellent opportunity to lead the development of the core data integration within Open Targets and to be involved in a rapidly evolving field.