Scientific Database 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. 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 3 years with the possibility of a fixed-term extension.

Job Description

We are seeking to recruit a Scientific Database Curator to work on the MetaboLights database project within the Chemoinformatics and Metabolism Team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located at the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.

The aim of this project is to provide a high-quality, hand-curated metabolomics database and repository and to standardise and share metabolomics data within the biomedical community. You will work closely with submitters of metabolomics data to deposit data in MetaboLights and will further curate submitted data both in the repository as well as in the reference layer. You will also annotate entities as requested by our users and work closely with related database teams at the EBI and elsewhere, such as ChEBI, BioSamples or the Atlases.


You will have a degree in Biochemistry/Chemistry/Molecular Biology or related fields and ideally some year’s professional experience. Self-motivated candidates with good communication skills and ambition to work in an international field are invited to apply.

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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.

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