Biomedical Ontology Editor

  • EMBL
  • United Kingdom
  • Jul 9, 2021
Science Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

Would you like to play a key role in integrating the data required to build an atlas of human cell types?  The single cell revolution in biology has the potential to revolutionise our understanding of the human body at the cellular level, with important implications for medicine.  Massive efforts are under way to generate transcriptional profiles of all cell types in the human body, but these efforts require mechanisms to unify data and annotations.  The Cell Annotation Platform promises to be a key element in this unification effort.

This is an opportunity to play a central role in developing the ontologies that are key to standardising annotation of this data on the Cell Annotation Platform and beyond,  allowing related data from diverse sources to be integrated, and encouraging data reuse by making it findable, accessible.

Extending the Cell Ontology to extend coverage of human cell types and to add synonyms and references in order to support the Human Cell Atlas Cell Annotation Platform (CAP) and to leverage the work of experts using this platform to improve the Cell Ontology. 

You will work with a growing international team working on the Cell Ontology and the Uberon anatomy ontology, supporting the ontology needs of a range of different annotation platforms covering single cell biology, phenomics and medicine. You will regularly interact with the various communities of biologists engaged in annotating human single cell RNAseq data to ensure that the ontology reflects and up-to-date, expert view of relevant biology and terminology.

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: For more details please see our employee benefits page.