We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Bioinformatician, Project Lead to help lead the ingest support team; assisting in building tools for and providing front line support on the Data Coordination Platform (DCP) for the Human Cell Atlas project (HCA). You will work at EMBL-EBI located on the Wellcome Genome Campus, near Cambridge, in the UK.
Do you want to work as part of the HCA project to define comprehensive reference maps of all human cells? The HCA is using single cell gene expression techniques as the basis for both understanding human health and understanding different disease mechanisms. We are building and supporting the tools which will be used by the HCA. For more information about the HCA project click here.
We will deliver simple, open and direct access to all HCA data across many cloud based systems and as part of this team you will have great opportunities to engage with the data generators, project users and our collaborators from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), the Broad Institute and the funders the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) to build the DCP.
The DCP will include:
- An ingestion interface enabling users to validate and submit data
- A query API to discover the HCA data
- Containerized analysis pipelines
- Interactive portals for visualisation and analysis.
These services will help facilitate scientific discovery based the reference maps of human cells produced by the HCA.
As project leader for the Ingest support team you would be responsible for:
- Leading human facing support for the Ingest service
- Ensuring the Ingest support team communicates well internally and with our collaborators
- Managing members of the Ingest support team and ensuring they complete their tasks on time
- Monitoring the Ingest support team and participating in their appraisals
- Helping with general staff assessment
- Helping with screening and interviewing new staff
You would also work with the rest of the team to support the Ingest service. You tasks would include:
- Designing and extending services to ensure the HCA is collecting high quality metadata to support and enable discovery and integration operations on its data
- Supporting the data flow into the HCA and EMBL-EBI archives from project contributors
- Collaborating with expert biologists and external collaborators to define and extend the minimum standards for the various HCA data types
- Working with biologists and other collaborators to define requirements for HCA services
- Working closely with collaborators at UCSC to coordinate data flow for the HCA
- Running training courses on how to submit data to the HCA project
- Working with other teams across EMBL-EBI to deliver our components of the HCA Data Coordination Platform
Representing the team and the institute at HCA project meetings and international scientific conferences.