Scientific Curator

Job Location
Wellcome Genome Campus
Hinxton, near Cambridge
CB10 1SD
United Kingdom

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation.

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.

Job Description

We are looking to recruit a Scientific Curator to join the HGNC Team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL_EBI) located on the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.

The HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) is the only worldwide authority assigning standardised human gene names, and has two overriding goals: providing unique standardised nomenclature for every human gene, and ensuring this information is freely available, widely disseminated and universally used.

The main tasks will include bioinformatics analysis of nucleotide and protein sequences; extensive searching of external online resources; curation of internal online resources, in particular the HGNC database; communication with researchers, other nomenclature groups, journals and databases.


You should be educated to PhD level (or equivalent) in biological science, preferably with a strong background in genetics, phylogenetic, biochemistry or molecular biology. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in biocuration, database and webpage editing.

You will enjoy working in a team environment, and ideally have experience of collaborating with external groups, and you will possess excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills, as well as strong command of the English language.

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About Our Organization

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.

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