ELIXIR Communities and Services Coordinator

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

Contract Duration: 3 years

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Job Description
We are seeking to recruit an ELIXIR Communities and Services Coordinator to join the ELIXIR team located at the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK. 

The main responsibility of the ELIXIR Services and Communities Coordinator is to manage the interface between the ELIXIR Hub and our national Nodes, Node Services and the ELIXIR Use cases with associated research communities. You will work closely with our Nodes so ensure that services are well integrated into ELIXIR and actively promoted to users. You will oversee our technical planning, implementation, document progress and impact assessment by establishing and monitoring performance, quality and impact indicators. 

 The main duties and responsibilities include:

  • Managing the interface between the ELIXIR Technical Coordinators group and other key Node staff and taking responsibility for all aspects of development and review of ELIXIR Node Service Delivery Plans (SDP).
  • Working closely with Nodes and ELIXIR Hub team to ensure the active promotion of ELIXIR Services and drive the long-term improvement in use, impact and quality. In close collaboration with the Data Platform and other ELIXIR groups, helping to develop strategies and business cases to support the long-term sustainability of Nodes and the bioinformatics services they deliver.
  • Supporting the integration of new ELIXIR Nodes and Use Cases, helping the national Node communities and experts operating the Use Cases to integrate well into ELIXIR.
  • Contributing to the development of strategic roadmaps and translating this into annual Work Plans and Commissioned Services such that the needs of our national Nodes and Use Cases are well reflected.

Qualifications and Experience
ELIXIR collaborates with other European research infrastructures to develop a professional Competency profile framework for research infrastructure managers and operators. The framework is currently in draft for consultation across European RI and it is expected that you will:

  • Conduct the role professionally and with a high level of integrity demonstrating the RI Operator competency profile.
  • Actively support the implementation of the RI Operator competency profile and the incorporation of competency based objectives into annual planning.
  • Independently deliver against agreed outcomes with the flexibility, self-motivation and resilience required to independently develop clarity and manage multiple stakeholder needs.

The following skills and experience are requirements of the role:

  • University degree in life-science, computer science, engineering or another quantitative discipline with solid experience from bioinformatics/medical informatics research environments. An advanced degree in one these fields is a plus.
  • Extensive experience of bioinformatics data management, service provision or development, preferably in an informatics-intensive life-science environment;
  • Experience of bioinformatics service provision within an international research environment. Research experience and good knowledge of bioinformatics and life-science data management is a strong asset for the role.
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of desktop computing software required in a modern office-based environment (e.g. MS Office, Google Apps)

You will be results oriented with excellent interpersonal skills and able to prioritise tasks judiciously with minimum supervision.  The ideal candidate will be an energetic self-starter who is able to function comfortably in a team environment and relates well to co-workers and the public.

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