GWAS Catalog Curator

  • EMBL
  • United Kingdom
  • Aug 30, 2020
Technology Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

The GWAS Catalog ( is a highly valued and widely used public repository of all published genome-wide association studies and has been running since 2008. It is considered the “go-to” resource for looking up findings relating human genotype to phenotype associations. The GWAS Catalog is responsible for collecting these data and making them Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) so they can be served back to the community for analysis and discovery.  We’re looking for a scientific curator to join the GWAS Catalog team. This position will involve extraction of detailed scientific information from published scientific papers into the GWAS Catalog, processing and annotating data submissions from the scientific community, and supporting submitters. In addition, the role will involve working with the software development team to improve the resource for users.  

The position is a fantastic opportunity to gain hands-on experience working on a project with major scientific impact in a world-leading bioinformatics institute.

The curator will work within a team of Scientific Curators and Software Developers at EMBL-EBI, located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK, and in collaboration with scientists at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) in the US. The Samples, Phenotypes and Ontologies team is part of the Molecular Archives Cluster. We collaborate closely with colleagues in the Genes, Genomes and Variation cluster and other EMBL-EBI colleagues.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Our supportive culture encourages personal and professional development and we are committed to ensuring our employees feel valued, supported and empowered to reach their potential at work. Surrounded by beautiful 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:

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.

This position is limited to the project duration specified. 

To apply, please submit your application through our online system.  Applications will close at 23:00 BST on the date listed above. We aim to provide a response within two weeks after the closing date.