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Senior Scientific Services Officer

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

Location: Cambridge, Hinxton
Salary: £2,944.48 + monthly starting salary after tax (Grade 6-8) dependent on skills and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th February 2019
Closes: 12th March 2019
Job Ref: EBI01353

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented, experienced and highly motivated scientist to join the Strategic Partnership Office at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located at the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.

Your role

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Analyse usage statistics for EMBL-EBI’s data resources to support decisions on program initiation and progression, resource allocation, internal funding, and strategy
  • Manage projects within EMBL-EBI, frame issues, problem-solve (both creatively and analytically), synthesise analyses and present findings to the Directors and senior leadership
  • Drive business efficiency, stay current, anticipate internal and external drivers, and opportunities to implement cross-services scientific strategies
  • Act as a representative on local, national, and international working groups and collaborations
  • Manage institutional responses to requests from governments, funding agencies, societies and collaborating institutions for information and analysis
  • Manage and participate in drafting and regular updates of internal strategy, polices and process documents
  • Organise strategic events on behalf of EMBL-EBI service and research teams, and with collaborating institutes
  • Coordinate the annual user survey and produce analytics of the outcomes
  • Collaborate with other EMBL-EBI teams to produce institutional publications and presentations such as the annual scientific report; provide support for capital funding applications and development of business cases.

You have

The successful applicant will be a science graduate with a working knowledge of bioinformatics and biological data-management. Further, (s)he must have the personal and management skills necessary for this highly interactive role, which provides an opportunity to engage with leadership as well as communicate equally well with software developers and researchers as well as colleagues working in administration, project management and communications. The post holder must also have excellent analytical and communication skills and enjoy working in an international environment.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A Ph.D. (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline and some post-doctoral experience
  • A broad working knowledge of bioinformatics resources and tools, preferably those hosted by the EMBL-EBI
  • Intellectually curious with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to proactively identify issues/trends and solutions
  • Self-starter with high level of accountability and initiative and a passion for science and bioinformatics
  • Outstanding analytical and oral/written communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills with attention to detail. Highly reliable with outstanding planning & follow through to ensure projects/initiatives move forward efficiently and effectively to completion.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, manage priorities and work under pressure.

You might also have

  • Experience in scientific project management principles and techniques
  • Experience with working in large collaborative bioinformatics projects.

What else do I need to know

To apply please submit a covering letter and CV through our online system.

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

It is envisaged that interviews will take place on 18th March 2019.

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