European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

Contract Duration: 3 years

Job Description
We are looking for a talented bioinformatician to join the Express Atlas team. You will be involved in data production, writing pipelines and running large-scale biological data analyses.

The primary responsibilities will be designing and maintaining the data analysis and production pipelines in Perl and R on Unix-based systems and analysing large-scale gene expression datasets, RNA-seq and microarrays.

Strong technical, interpersonal and communication skills are key to this position. The Expression Atlas team is interdisciplinary, consisting of user interface developers, scientists and bioinformaticians. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with other Atlas team members, as well as project stakeholders and other interdisciplinary teams across the EBI. We place high value on self-motivation and drive for quality.

The post holder will report to the Gene Expression Team Leader.

At EMBL-EBI, we help scientists realise the potential of ‘big data’ in biology by enabling them to exploit complex information to make discoveries that benefit mankind. Working for EMBL-EBI gives you an opportunity to apply your skills and energy for the greater good. As part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), we are a non-profit, intergovernmental organisation funded by 22 member states and two associate member states and proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We are located on the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK, and our 600 staff are engineers, technicians, scientists and other professionals from all over the world.

Qualifications and Experience
Applicants should hold an MSc or higher qualification in Bioinformatics and have at least three of more year's postgraduate experience.

Essential skills for this post are:

  • Bioinformatics pipeline development in a Unix-based environment and working in a high performance computing cluster environment
  • Object orientated Perl
  • Working with relational databases.

Desirable :

  • R programming skills (including Bioconductor) and gene expression data analysis (NGS and microarrays)
  • Experience in working in a continuous deployment environment with source control and managed releases.

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with good communication and interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is team-oriented and who can manage their own time to meet the needs of the project. The key attributes sought are the ability to work in a team, excellent attention to detail, solid problem solving skills, and the desire to learn and improve.

To apply please submit a covering letter and CV, with two referees, through our online system.

Additional Information
Applications are welcome from all nationalities - visa information will be discussed in more depth with applicants selected for interview.

EMBL-EBI is committed to achieving gender balance and strongly encourages applications from women, who are currently under-represented at all levels. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

The initial contract is for a period of three years with the possibility of a fixed-term extension.

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

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