Ensembl Variation Project Leader

  • EMBL
  • United Kingdom
  • Jul 6, 2021
Science Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

The Ensembl Project, based at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), is one of the leading providers of genome annotation.

The Ensembl Team creates pipelines and workflows for the aggregation and annotation of large of scale data from public archives. We develop tools for data access, visualisation and variant interpretation, including the Ensembl Variant Effect Predictor (VEP).

We participate in projects including; Ensembl resources are some of the most highly used by scientists across the globe.

You will be responsible for operational leadership of variation-related activities in Ensembl, including data aggregation, annotation and presentation.

Challenges include the exploration and adoption of new technologies and methods to manage increasing volumes of data and the extension of our systems to support novel data types and graph genomes. The responsibilities of the role will include -

Do something meaningful
At EMBL-EBI you can apply your talent and passion to accelerate science and tackle some of humankind's greatest challenges. EMBL-EBI, part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, 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: