Data Manager & Steward / Cloud Data Manager

  • EMBL
  • Germany
  • Mar 12, 2021
Science Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

EMBL is seeking a Data Steward to join Dr. Jan Korbel's group in the Genome Biology Unit and to actively participate in a portfolio of exciting projects, including the EU 1+ Million Genomes Initiative (1+MG), EUCANCan and the German Human Genome Phenome Archive (GHGA, – Germany’s site of the Federated EGA (European Genome Phenome Archive). GHGA is one of currently 9 funded National data infrastructure consortia in Germany (NFDI,, and is currently establishing infrastructure and cloud-based frameworks for the archival, analysis and the dissemination of human omics data in Germany. With its 16 partners the GHGA network spans all major omics centers in Germany. The EMBL Heidelberg has (in collaboration with local regional partners) recently become Germany’s main national contact point for SARS-CoV-2 infection-related human omics data, which we will distribute and share with our international colleagues in Europe and world-wide.  

You want to actively take advantage of your experience and participate in national and international research and service projects, to provide and unlock FAIR datasets in the field of Life Science and Medicine? The successful candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary research, development and data management team and will support establishing and maintaining sustainable and comprehensive datasets of the federated EGA according to FAIR principles. This will be done in close cooperation with the GHGA partners and the EGA host institutions as well as the Data Science team at EMBL.   The candidate will be responsible for:  

  We encourage candidates with all levels of expertise to apply.  


EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. The remuneration package comprises from a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits, and the availability of an excellent child care facility on campus. You will be involved in many ongoing cutting-edge projects and activities and will collaborate with experts from the scientific community and have the possibility to acquire new state-of-the-art skills.  

The Korbel group at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is a ‘hybrid’ laboratory in which computational biologists and experimentalist collaborate tightly to obtain new insights into human disease and molecular mechanisms. By combining experimental and computational approaches, including single-cell sequencing technology, we aim to unravel determinants and consequences of germline and somatic genetic variation. Our group is using bulk as well as single cell-based omics approaches for investigating mechanisms behind complex phenotypes in humans, ranging from common diseases including cancer to ageing. An over-arching theme centers on the formation and selection of germline and somatic genetic variation in health and disease states, in particular genomic structural variation (SV).