The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) seeks a Team Leader to provide visionary leadership of its Variation Annotation Resources.
The Team Leader will lead a newly organised faculty level team consisting of approximately 15 staff members. The team is responsible for the annotation, curation and distribution of variation data from human and other species. This role includes leadership of the recently launched European Variation Archive, and management of the EBI portion of the NHGRI-EBI GWAS catalog in collaboration with the Samples Phenotypes and Ontologies Team. Other responsibilities include the Ensembl variation database and several efforts to translate EBI resources for more effective use in clinical research or diagnostic situations.
The team leader will be expected to work closely with other components of the Ensembl project as well as the European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA) and European Nucleotide Archive (ENA) within EBI's newly created Molecular Sequence Archive Cluster. He/she 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. A key task of the team will be the continued development of EBI's high-value 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.
The team leader will be expected to develop connections with appropriate European health care and research organisations and worldwide partners such as the International Rare Disease Research Consortium (IRDiRC), the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) and the US National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).