Bioinformatician MGnify

  • EMBL
  • United Kingdom
  • Nov 18, 2021
Science Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

The Microbiome Informatics team, led by Rob Finn, is responsible for the delivery of world leading databases and services, including EMBL-EBI’s microbiome analysis platform MGnify. (insert link:

MGnify performs the archiving, assembly, and analysis of amplicon, metagenomic and metatranscriptomic data.  The team are currently participating in a number of projects including: 

Degree level or equivalent qualification/experience in computational, biological or related scientific discipline.

The ideal candidate would have worked within a professional environment for two or more years, running analysis pipelines and contributing to their development as part of a team effort. The candidate will need to be able to work independently, as well as interact with the rest of the development team, and other members of the project consortia. Good communication skills and attention to detail are essential, as is the ability to work to deadlines. The successful candidate will be expected to bridge between MGnify staff and the wider project consortia. This will be achieved via regular meetings and videoconferencing. The primary direction for the pipeline development and data analysis will come from team leader and line manager. Other requirements may also come from other team members and the consortia. The postholder will also be required to interact with members of other teams at EMBL-EBI. There are two posts available covering different projects, so if you have a strong preference for any of the projects described above then please do mention this in your application.

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At EMBL-EBI you can apply your talent and passion to accelerate science and tackle some of humankind's greatest challenges. EMBL-EBI, part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, is a worldwide leader in the storage, analysis and dissemination of large biological datasets. We provide the global research community with access to publicly available databases and tools which are crucial for the advancement of healthcare, food security, and biodiversity. Join a culture of innovation
We are located on the Wellcome Genome Campus, alongside other prominent research and biotech organisations, and surrounded by beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside. This is a highly collaborative and inclusive community where our employees enjoy a relaxed atmosphere. We are committed to ensuring our employees feel valued, supported and empowered to reach their professional potential.  Enjoy lots of benefits: For more details please see our employee benefits page