|Location:||EMBL-EBI Hinxton near Cambridge, UK |
|Contract Duration:||5 months|
|Grading:||4 (monthly salary starting at £2,326.43 after tax). For more information about pay and benefits click here|
|Closing Date:||5th February 2017|
We are seeking to recruit a Scientific Curator to join the Vertebrate Annotation team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located at the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.
This position will involve extraction of detailed scientific information from published scientific papers into the Genome-Wide Association Study (GWAS) Catalog (www.ebi.ac.uk/gwas/), a Catalog of published genome-wide association studies. In addition, the role will involve tasks to investigate improving this resource for users.
The curator will work within a team of Scientific Curators at EMBL-EBI and in collaboration with scientists at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).
At EMBL-EBI, we help scientists realise the potential of ‘big data’ in biology by enabling them to exploit complex information to make discoveries that benefit mankind. Working for EMBL-EBI gives you an opportunity to apply your skills and energy for the greater good. As part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), we are a non-profit, intergovernmental organisation funded by 22 member states and two associate member states and proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We are located on the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK, and our 600 staff are engineers, technicians, scientists and other professionals from all over the world.
Qualifications and Experience
You should have a degree in genetics or biological sciences. A PhD is not required but would be an advantage. You should have an in-depth understanding of genetic variation and genomics. Experience or knowledge of genome wide association studies and data curation would be advantageous.
The post holder must show strong self motivation to work both independently and as part of a closely interacting team of international scientists. Skill in delivering a high quality product with attention to detail and within fixed deadlines is essential.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a pre-requisite.
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.
We have an informal culture, international working environment and excellent professional development opportunities but one of the really amazing things about us is the concentration of technical and scientific expertise – something you probably won’t find anywhere else.
If you’ve ever visited the campus you’ll have experienced first-hand our friendly, collegial and supportive atmosphere, set in the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside. Our staff also enjoy excellent sports facilities including a gym, a free shuttle bus, an on-site nursery, cafés and restaurant and a library.
To apply please submit a covering letter and CV, with two referees, through our online system.
Applications are welcome from all nationalities - visa information will be discussed in more depth with applicants selected for interview.
EMBL-EBI is committed to achieving gender balance and strongly encourages applications from women, who are currently under-represented at all levels. Appointment will be based on merit alone.
The contract is for a period of 5 months.
Applications will close at 23:00 GMT on the date listed above.
It is envisaged that interviews will take place in the week commencing 20.02.2017