About the team/job
The Ensembl Regulation team is looking for a talented bioinformatician or scientific programmer to innovate and improve our data analysis pipelines to integrate large scientific datasets in support of the latest research in regulatory genomics.
Emsembl Regulation’s core product is a computational pipeline that annotates parts of the genome as having regulatory function—regions which control how genes are expressed in different tissues and cell types. These elements have been shown to play a significant role in explaining the mechanisms underlying individual variation and are central to understanding development, evolution and the progression of disease.
You will work as part of a team to innovate, extend and maintain Ensembl Regulation’s analysis pipelines and supporting products. To achieve this, responsibilities include:
You should hold an MSc or PhD, or have an equivalent qualification or professional experience, in bioinformatics, computer science, machine learning or a related field.
You should be clear-thinking, with experience analysing large scientific datasets, and be able to implement and apply relevant machine learning and statistical libraries effectively.
You should be able to demonstrate proficiency with the Unix shell, SQL and scientific programming e.g. in Python.
You should be team-oriented, ready to contribute to Ensembl's 50+ development team, and able to work in step with the procedures and time constraints of the entire project.
Communication and presentation skills will be highly valued.
You might also have
You ideally have experience with high-throughput computing and have used Python or R for analysis. Experience working as part of team interacting with end-users or stakeholders, such as in large scientific consortia, would be desirable. It would be beneficial if you were able to elicit, define and clarify complex scientific software requirements
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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