Research Information Analyst /Data Scientist

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

Contract Duration: 3 years

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Job Description
We are seeking to recruit a research information analyst (data scientist) for Europe PMC, joining the Literature Services Team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.

We are seeking a research information analyst or data scientist to help us ensure data quality across all of our services, and though analysis of those data, recognise trends in scientific publishing, emerging standards and user behaviour patterns. We need to ensure that we are responsive to innovations in publishing, both scientific and technical, wish to extend our collaboration network, and improve services for our users. We are therefore looking for a versatile analyst to elicit stories from the data in Europe PMC and translate these insights into potential actions.

Specific job responsibilities include:

  • Make recommendations on data quality improvements to the technical team
  • Provide analytics on incoming content regarding the uptake and implementation of new publishing trends and standards e.g. data citation
  • Analysis on article content, combined with additional data such as ORCIDs, supporting datasets and so on.
  • With our user research team, provide analytics and insights on user behaviour on the website
  • Outreach to aligned projects and resources in the scholarly communications ecosystem
  • Represent Europe PMC at workshops and meetings, as appropriate

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

Qualifications and Experience
The successful candidate should demonstrate some or most of the following:

  • PhD or MSc/MA in information science, library science, computer science, text analytics, bioinformatics or similar experience from previous employment
  • Professional experience in scientific publishing, open science data management, library sciences, bibliometrics, or digital humanities
  • Technical ability e.g. Perl, R, python, advanced Excel, XML/XSLT manipulations;
  • Domain knowledge of the publishing industry and related cutting edge developments
  • Curiosity-driven approach to analysis
  • Ability to present results clearly, both verbally and in writing
  • Team player

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.

We have an informal culture, international working environment and excellent professional development opportunities but one of the really amazing things about us is the concentration of technical and scientific expertise – something you probably won’t find anywhere else.  

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

Additional Information
Applications are welcome from all nationalities.

EMBL-EBI is committed to achieving gender balance and strongly encourages applications from women.

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

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

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