We are seeking a Project Leader to work in both the UniProt Content and the Samples, Phenotypes and Ontologies teams at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI). You will manage the EBI’s role in the Gene Ontology (GO) and Gene Ontology Annotation (GOA) projects, in collaboration with the NIH funded Gene Ontology and UniProt Consortia. You will manage a team of 4 GO annotators and ontology editors to develop the GO and apply it to UniProtKB data. You will also be responsible for coordinating the integration of GO annotation from many external curation groups into the EBI resources. There will also be collaboration with software engineers in the UniProt Development team for the appropriate delivery of the GOA website and curation tools.
The work is highly collaborative and will involve coordination of the work of EBI team members, design and delivery of priorities and milestones, regular communication with members of the GO consortium and PIs and input into the GO consortium priorities. You will manage multiple intersecting biology-driven and ontology projects with a range of international organizations and prioritize these projects according to available resources in collaboration with the Team Leaders.
You must be able to use your own initiative to create and drive projects to a successful conclusion, including identifying opportunities for funding. You will undertake least two international trips a year, to attend GO Consortium and other related meetings and must be available for international phone calls.
EMBL-EBI is part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and is located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK. We are a world-leading bioinformatics centre providing biological data to the scientific community with expertise in data storage, analysis and representation. 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 enjoy many benefits including 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.