Phenomics Team Leader

  • EMBL
  • United Kingdom
  • Apr 3, 2021
Science Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) seeks a Phenomics Team Leader to provide leadership for a newly created Phenomics Team.

This post has been created to leverage the unprecedented depth and breadth of existing human cohort and model data and will integrate and analyse this data using sophisticated computational and statistical approaches, to dissect the gene–environment interplay and its effects on phenotypes.

This post holder will provide leadership for several existing high profile phenomics projects and existing data resources including those for model species such as the Knockout Mouse Project 2, Patient Derived Cancer Models and projects relevant for Human Health including the GWAS Catalog, Polygenic Score Catalog, Intervene and EMBL member state national collaborations, for example with Health Data Research UK.

You will lead a faculty level team consisting of approximately 15 staff members working on diverse phenomics projects and will develop new collaborations and projects in line with EMBL-EBI’s medical strategy and EMBL’s Human Ecosystems Transversal Theme.

You will work closely with colleagues in EMBL-EBI delivering phenome relevant genomic and gene expression data, for example the European Genome Phenome Archive and Ensembl. In addition, the Team Leader will be expected to extend existing connections with relevant health care and research organisations in EMBL’s member states and worldwide such as the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) and International Common Disease Association. There are excellent links to projects generating data across EMBL’s member states and the post holder will benefit from local context, including the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the University of Cambridge, for example on the Polygenic Score Cataloge.

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At EMBL-EBI you can apply your talent and passion to accelerate science and tackle some of humankind's greatest challenges. EMBL-EBI is a worldwide leader in the storage, analysis and dissemination of large biological datasets. We provide the global research community with access to publicly available databases and tools which are crucial for the advancement of healthcare, food security, and biodiversity.  Join a culture of innovation
We are located on the Wellcome Genome Campus, alongside other prominent research and biotech organisations, and surrounded by beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside. This is a highly collaborative and inclusive community where our employees enjoy a relaxed atmosphere. We are committed to ensuring our employees feel valued, supported and empowered to reach their professional potential.  Enjoy lots of benefits: For more details please see our employee benefits page.