Outreach Officer

  • EMBL
  • United Kingdom
  • Oct 30, 2020
Science Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

Ensembl is looking for an energetic outreach officer to design and deliver training on our resources. Ensembl (http://www.ensembl.org) develops free, comprehensive genome data services for a worldwide audience, distributing gene and genome data through an online genome browser and publicly accessible databases and APIs. Ensembl Outreach is responsible for training and supporting our users from experimental laboratory scientists to bioinformaticians, and is part of the Genomics Technology Infrastructure team, supporting several resources including Ensembl, Ensembl Genomes and the International Genome Sample Resource (IGSR).  

The Ensembl Outreach Officer will be involved in teaching, training and helping Ensembl users. Responsibilities include:  

The successful candidate should have a background in genetics, genomics, bioinformatics or a related field. They are expected to have excellent English communication skills, written and verbal, both to facilitate effective communications with other team members and to communicate with external collaborators and users.

They should also work well as a part of a team and should be comfortable delivering presentations and workshops both online and at scientific institutes worldwide. The post holder must be highly self-motivated and be able to work independently. They must also have an attention to detail, be capable of delivering to deadlines, able to delegate and prioritise tasks.  


EMBL-EBI is a worldwide leader in bioinformatics. 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 beautiful South Cambridgeshire countryside, our state-of-the-art 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:

This role is based in Hinxton, UK and you will be required to relocate once it is safe to do so if you are currently based abroad. More info on how we are recruiting in this period is available on our page: Recruitment and Onboarding during Covid19.

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