COVID-19 Bioinformatician

  • EMBL
  • United Kingdom
  • Mar 30, 2021
Science Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

We are seeking a Bioinformatician to join the Data Coordination and Archiving Team at the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI). The team provides data coordination services for partners around the world for a portfolio of sequencing-based studies. With underlying infrastructure for these services based around the European Nucleotide Archive – one of life science’s largest and longest standing data resources – this is an opportunity to rise to the challenges of ‘big data’ and make contributions that advance the reach and utility of sequence data.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to the EMBL-EBI COVID-19 rapid scientific response. To combat COVID-19 we need to refocus wherever possible research efforts as well as research infrastructure provision into enabling the scientific community to understand the biology, epidemiology, transmission and evolution of the virus responsible for the outbreak, SARS-CoV-2. EMBL-EBI has recognised the urgency to identify and consolidate needs around creating a European COVID-19 Data Platform for data/information exchange, connected to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

As part of the EMBL-EBI COVID-19 task force you will be part of the team that coordinates and develops automated workflows to process SARS-CoV-2 datasets. Adapting and developing innovative workflows to process and present COVID-19 data held across EMBL-EBI archives and the wider scientific community. You will also contribute to the Embassy Cloud Analysis workflow platform that automates the analysis of incoming COVID-19 data.

You will design and extend workflows, including investigating and selecting appropriate technologies, to meet the data processing and presentation needs of the projects. You will work with teams from across EMBL-EBI and collaborate with expert scientists to provide innovative services.

You should have a university degree in the computer sciences or life sciences and have several years’ experience in a bioinformatics or software developer capacity.

Required experience:

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.  

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. Visa exemptions will be offered to international candidates and details will be discussed during interview. We believe in science without borders and this continues after Brexit.

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.

This position is limited to project duration until end February 2023.

We aim to provide a response within two weeks after the closing date. 

Job no.: EBI01768