Scientific Database Curator (Cryo-EM)

 
  • EMBL
  • United Kingdom
  • Aug 20, 2020
Technology Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

We are looking for a Scientific Database Curator to join the Cellular Structure & 3D Bioimaging team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI).

This is a fantastic opportunity to work as part of the latest research in the field. The team consists of an international and inter-disciplinary mix of professionals including scientists and IT specialists.

EMBL-EBI is a world-leader in archiving and disseminating 3D biomacromolecular and cellular structure data. The Cellular Structure & 3D Bioimaging team plays a key role in the dissemination of 3DEM data through the EMDB (emdb-empiar.org) and EMPIAR (empiar.org) public archives. We develop and provide advanced tools and web-resources for searching, analyzing and visualizing structural data for the benefit of structural biologists and the wider scientific community.     

The post holder will augment the cryo electron microscopy (cryo-EM) domain expertise in the CS3DB team and work on a project involving the annotation and biocuration of the EMDB/PDB and EMPIAR archives. The biocuration activity with also involve improving the integration of EMDB and EMPIAR data with other bioinformatics resources.

This project also involves making resources more accessible to a broader spectrum of biomedical users. The post holder will therefore help with user-experience (UX) testing, outreach and training.  

You should have a PhD degree in a structural biology related field (e.g., X-ray crystallography, NMR and 3DEM) and at least one year’s experience in cryo-EM.

Excellent written and oral communication skills, fluency in English, ability to work in a team, and attention to detail are required. The position will require occasional travel.  

Previous experience of structural deposition, bio-curation, UX testing, outreach and training would be beneficial, as would the demonstrated ability to take initiative, learn quickly and adapt to new challenges.  

EMBL-EBI is a worldwide leader in bioinformatics. s part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), we are a non-profit, intergovernmental organisation funded by over 27 member states and two associate member states. 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 picturesque South Cambridgeshire countryside, our 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:

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To apply please submit a covering letter and CV through our online system. EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer. Applications are encouraged from all nationalities and this has continued after Brexit. For more information please see our website. Visa information will be discussed in more depth with applicants selected for interview.

This position is a 3 year post limited in the first instance, renewable to the grant duration estimated until 02/06/2024. 

Applications will close at 23:00 BST on the date listed above.