About the team/job
We are seeking a Bioinformatician, with a particular proficiency or willingness to learn to understand and write production level code. You will join the Agriculture and Biodiversity Coordination Team, part of the Genome Analysis Team at the EMBL European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI). The team provides data coordination services and data portals for partners around the world. With underlying infrastructure for these services based on EMBLs large and long standing data resources – this is an opportunity to rise to the challenges of ‘big data’ and make contributions that advance the reach and utility of sequence data.
This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to the Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes (FAANG; http://www.faang.org) project. You will be responsible for support and development of software to handle data curation, coordination, validation, distribution and visualisation for three FAANG consortiums each with a different species and scientific focus (AQUA-FAANG, BovReg and GENE-SWitCH).
You will work with these large scientific communities to define and implement metadata standards, develop software to validate and improve data descriptions and develop, and extend, existing web data portals such as (http://data.faang.org) to meet the specific needs of each consortium. The data portals will include Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and bespoke data visualisation and presentation solutions. You will also support efforts for the development of standardised containerised workflows and cloud platform integration. As part of this team, you will have many opportunities to engage with data generators, project users, and collaborators, to which you will provide guidance and support on utilisation of the teams software and support users to provide rich metadata descriptions. You will work with a range of archives at EMBL-EBI to support the livestock community in sharing and gaining access to well described, high quality sample and genomic data.
You should have a bachelors or higher degree, or have equivalent experience in Bioinformatics, Genetics, Computer Science, or related fields. We are particularly looking for someone with an already proven proficiency or willingness to learn to produce production level code. Excellent communication skills and an ability to work to tight deadlines are essential. The post holder will be required to communicate technical documents, take part in code reviews, as well as provide user-oriented communication with external and internal users of the systems. Required experience:
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Why join us
Do something meaningful
At EMBL-EBI you can apply your talent and passion to accelerate science and tackle some of humankind's greatest challenges. EMBL-EBI is a worldwide leader in the storage, analysis and dissemination of large biological datasets. We provide the global research community with access to publicly available databases and tools which are crucial for the advancement of healthcare, food security, and biodiversity.
Join a culture of innovation
We are located on the Wellcome Genome Campus, alongside other prominent research and biotech organisations, and surrounded by beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside. This is a highly collaborative and inclusive community where our employees enjoy a relaxed atmosphere. We are committed to ensuring our employees feel valued, supported and empowered to reach their professional potential.
Enjoy lots of benefits:
For more details please see our employee benefits page.
What else you need to know
|Salary:||Technical Officer (gr. 4-6)|
|Placed On:||11th May 2021|
|Closes:||21st June 2021|
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