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Content Co-ordinator

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

Location: Cambridge, Hinxton
Salary: £3,845 monthly starting salary after tax (Grade 8)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 16th January 2019
Closes: 26th February 2019
Job Ref: EBI01352

Contract Duration: 3 years

Grading: 8 (monthly starting salary at £3,845 after tax)

We are looking for a Content Coordinator to join the Sequence Families team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI). This team is responsible for a diverse range of resources, including InterPro, Pfam and the MGnify metagenomics resource, unified by the use of personalistic models for functional and taxonomic assertions.

The Content Coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of content for these two interlinked resources. They will manage the performance of the database curation team, setting priorities and ensuring quality, as well as contributing to regular appraisals of individuals. They will also provide guidance to the team’s bioinformaticians, overseeing taxonomic and functional analysis of metagenomic data sets, and identifying new technologies, methods and resources to extend and improve analyses. They will liaise with groups within EMBL-EBI, ensuring timely data flow and implementation of community standards, as well as external groups, including member databases and industrial collaborators. The Content Coordinator will be responsible for organizing training workshops (both face-to-face and eLearning) and play a key role in preparing grant applications and in scientific paper writing.

Your role

  • Responsible for the curation team, including setting priorities and deadlines to ensure data is delivered in a timely manner
  • Oversight of the MGnify production pipeline, including appraisal of new components to enhance or extend functionality
  • Line management and appraisal of team members
  • Liaison with internal and external groups to manage data exchange and collaborative projects
  • Organising and contributing to training workshops, both internally and externally
  • Preparation of grant applications and in scientific paper writing

You have

Applicants should be qualified to at least PhD level in a biological discipline.

The applicant should have ideally 7 years worth of experience in database content and/or biocuration. They should also have previous experience leading a small team or project and have an understanding of the field of protein function classification. Past work experience must either include work in a laboratory leading to publications in scientific journals and/or as a bioinformatician in a biological database environment.

Familiarity with programming languages such as Perl or Python, an understanding of (relational) databases and UNIX, and experience using bioinformatics software.

  • Understanding of statistical analysis and use of software such as R.
  • Experience in developing and delivering training courses
  • Detailed knowledge in the field of protein families and their application to metagenomics
  • Experience/knowledge of text mining tools that can be used for biocuration

You might also have

  • Prior experience in writing scientific funding grants and managing scientific budgets
  • Expert knowledge and experience dealing with metagenomics data
  • Understanding of the technical aspects of running production pipelines
  • Use of software version control systems, such as Git
  • Proven experience of developing online training resources

Why join us

For more information about pay and benefits click here

What else do I need to know

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