Genome Annotator (Regulation)

  • EMBL
  • United Kingdom
  • Nov 7, 2020
Science Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

Ensembl-HAVANA produces a reference gene annotation for human and mouse used around the world. We are recruiting a genome annotator to support our continuous efforts to improve understanding and representation of genes and our extension into the annotation of regulatory features within those species as part of the Ensembl and GENCODE projects.

Accurate identification and description of the genes and other important features in the human genome provides the foundation for high quality analysis of data informing both genome biology and clinical genomics.

There are currently 2 years of funding for this position.  

Tasks for this position will include work to: The genome annotator will work within Ensembl-HAVANA at EMBL-EBI as part of the Vertebrate Genomics team which is a world leader for integration, annotation, analysis and presentation of genomic data. This environment provides access to an international collection of projects at the cutting edge of human genomic research.

You must hold a BSc, MSc or equivalent experience in Molecular or Cell Biology, Genetics, Genomics or related fields. A PhD is not essential but would be an advantage.

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, scientifically curious, show initiative and have direct experience of working on the biology of gene regulation, either in the laboratory or a bioinformatics role. Skill in delivering a high-quality product with excellent attention to detail and within fixed deadlines is essential. Excellent verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills are a prerequisite as are problem solving skills, and the desire to learn and improve.  

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:

To apply please submit a covering letter and CV through our online system. Applications are welcome from all nationalities and this will continue after Brexit. For more information please see our website.

Visa sponsorship information will be discussed in more depth with applicants selected for interview.

This position is limited to a project which will end in May 2021

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.

The role will close on the above date, however due to the festive period we may not respond to your application until the new year.