ELIXIR Platform Coordinator

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

Contract Duration: 3 years

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Job Description
ELIXIR is a distributed research infrastructure for managing the massive volumes of data produced by life science experiments. It is a diverse and growing community of research organisations from 20 European countries that help scientists to store, access, re-use and analyse biological data.

We currently have three opportunities to join ELIXIR in the role of Platform Coordinator as part of the ELIXIR Hub, based on the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge, UK. In this role, you will coordinate one of our technical platforms (Tools, Compute or Interoperability), working with world-class researchers and highly skilled technical experts from across Europe.

The ELIXIR Platform Coordinator will be the technical lead and product manager for one of ELIXIR’s technical platforms (Data, Tools, Compute, Interoperability, Training). Please see https://www.elixir-europe.org/platforms for more details.  

The ELIXIR Platform Coordinator will:

  • Be responsible for organising long-term development and bring together the geographically distributed project partners to agree and implement shared technical strategies and standards for one of our ELIXIR Platforms
  • Support the scientific leadership team for the ELIXIR Platform with coordination, documentation and reporting on progress, delivery and risks
  • Organise communication, outreach and facilitate collaboration with other Platforms and ELIXIR Use Cases
  • As a member of the ELIXIR Hub technical team contribute to the efficient operation of ELIXIR and the ELIXIR Hub; take responsibility for agreed team management and operational tasks
  • Proactively identify and agree improvement activities within areas of responsibility and, as agreed, lead and take responsibility for driving and supporting change and the continuous improvement of ELIXIR.
  • Lead ELIXIR working groups and improvement projects in areas related to the role;
  • Provide project management support to commissioned services and Implementation studies, in particular within new or developing areas with a view to hand-over responsibility when projects and/or ELIXIR’s organisation mature
  • Contribute to the development of grant applications with technical expertise and community insight
  • Actively explore collaborations within the areas of responsibility to ensure global relevance of the ELIXIR services.

Working Conditions and Requirements
You will be:

  • Results-oriented with excellent interpersonal skills - you will set goals and prioritise tasks judiciously with a minimum of supervision.
  • An energetic self-starter who is able to function comfortably in a team environment and relates well to co-workers and the public;
  • Able to assume a wide range of responsibilities, to work with collaborators who vary in their work styles, and to work under pressure;
  • A strong collaborator with demonstrated track record of delivery in geographically distributed teams;
  • Excited by working in a dynamic environment and with a high degree of complexity;
  • Willing to occasionally work irregular/extra hours, evenings, weekends, and travel domestically and internationally as necessary;
  • Able to professionally represent ELIXIR at public events, conferences and scientific meetings with attention to personal conduct and professional appearance.

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme and health insurance, educational and other family related benefits where applicable, as well as financial support for relocation and installation.

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