Scientific Curator

  • EMBL
  • United Kingdom
  • Oct 1, 2020
Technology Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

The Gene Expression Team at EMBL-EBI requires an experienced and motivated scientific curator to work with various production databases and grant-funded projects, including Expression Atlas, ArrayExpress, and BioStudies.

The post holder will join the team in order to support the development of new curation workflows for transcriptomics, proteomics, single cell RNA-Seq and spatial transcriptomics data, with focus on datasets generated by the Fly Cell Atlas. Specifically: The post holder will report to the Gene Expression Team Leader.

You should have a first degree in Biology and a relevant higher degree such as in MSc in Biology or Bioinformatics. PhD or equivalent work experience is preferred. A background in working with high-throughput data, especially single-cell RNA-sequencing, array-based gene expression, genotyping or other high-throughput sequencing data would be useful. Experience working with research scientists analysing or managing research data, or working in a production environment managing scientific data is desirable. Basic programming experience and knowledge of working with biological ontologies would be advantageous.    

No programming experience is required, but some experience in any of Unix shell, SQL and Python and relational databases (Oracle, MySQL) would be advantageous. Any experience with the use and design of controlled vocabularies would be useful. Experience of working with RNA-seq or single-cell data is particularly welcome.

You will also require effective communication and teamwork skills to work successfully within a busy team and will interact with the collaborators, users, support teams and other EBI staff.

EMBL-EBI is a worldwide leader in bioinformatics. As part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), we are a non-profit, intergovernmental organisation funded by over 27 member states and two associate member states. We encourage personal and professional development and are committed to ensuring our employees feel valued, supported and empowered to reach their potential at work.

Surrounded by picturesque South Cambridgeshire countryside, our Campus provides employees with a relaxed atmosphere where the pursuit of scientific discovery and meaningful work, underpin every role. In addition, our employees have access to a wide range of benefits including:

To apply please submit a covering letter and CV through our online system. At EMBL-EBI, we strongly believe that inclusive and diverse teams benefit from higher levels of innovation and creative thought. We encourage applications from women, LGBTQ and individuals from all nationalities. Applications are encouraged from all nationalities and this has continued after Brexit. For more information please see our website. Visa information will be discussed in more depth with applicants selected for interview.

This position is an initial 3 year project contract, renewable to 4 years, and is based in Hinxton, UK. More info on how we are recruiting in this period is available on our page: Recruitment and Onboarding during Covid19.

Applications will close at 23:00 GMT on the date listed above.

Appointment will be based on merit alone.