Scientific Database Curator

Job Location
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus Hinxton Cambridge
United Kingdom

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Job Description

We are seeking to recruit a Scientific Database Curator to join the Protein Function Content Team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located at the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.

You will contribute to the biocuration of proteins using the Gene Ontology, by identifying and extracting experimental protein data from the scientific literature and from other databases. The successful candidate will also interact with external data producers and international partner databases through the Gene Ontology Consortium to ensure highest quality standards for the resulting data.


The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level in life science and will have a broad knowledge in biochemistry and/or molecular biology. A higher degree (MSc/PhD) and/or relevant post-graduate experience will be very desirable.

The post holder should be able to work independently and interact well within a team environment. They should be detail-oriented and must be able to quickly and accurately interpret scientific data and literature. Good communication and interpersonal skills as well as a working knowledge of English language are essential.

How to Apply

To apply please submit a covering letter and CV, with two referees, through our online system.

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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