The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) seeks a Team Leader to provide visionary leadership of the European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA) database and the associated sequence archive infrastructure.
You will lead a faculty level team consisting of approximately 15 staff members. The team is responsible for strategic leadership of the EBI portion of the EGA project - a joint project between the EBI and the Center for Regulatory Genomics (GRC) in Barcelona. The team is also responsible for the data archival infrastructure that is used by both the EGA and the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA) and European Variation Archive (EVA), as well as for the data presentation for these archives.
Reporting to the Head of the newly created Molecular Sequence Archive Cluster, the Team Leader will be expected to work closely with the teams within the cluster to ensure data flow and infrastructure development are coordinated. This is particularly important for ENA which has shared infrastructure with EGA. You will also form external collaborations and raise funds via competitive peer-reviewed grants to supplement core funding allocated for the team leader position, staff members and computational infrastructure as well as providing leadership and management for existing grants. A key task of the team will be the continued development of EBI's high-value archive resources designed to serve as a platform for research into molecular medicine, disease and connections between genome variation and phenotype for human and other species.
Existing and newly developed archival resources will be coordinated and integrated to the extent appropriate with major existing EBI projects such as Ensembl, UniProt, the BioSamples database and Gene Expression Atlas. In addition, the team leader will be expected to develop connections with appropriate health care and research organisations in Europe and worldwide such as the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH).