Back to search results
Header Image

Business Intelligence Analyst

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) - Strategic Project Management Office

About the team/job

EMBL's European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) is seeking a Business Intelligence Analyst to provide a data-driven approach to support decision making and project management to support the delivery of the EMBL-EBI data services portfolio.

The EMBL-EBI makes a variety of biomolecular data openly available to support life sciences research via resources that are used millions of times each day. They operate under diverse funding, partnership and governance models, playing key roles in large international research projects, European data infrastructures, and within the EMBL 2022-2026 scientific programme.

On a technical level, the resources have deep interdependencies and are run by a staff of around 600 people, organised into teams and larger sections. This is a complex organisation that also has many outward facing responsibilities, for example, providing input and leadership in a variety of forums on matters relating to data management, data reuse, and open science.  

Your role

The Business Intelligence Analyst will initiate and maintain information on various aspects of data resource usage, data resource workflows, funding, staffing, budget use, and impact analysis pertaining to the EMBL-EBI services. The intelligence gathered will support and inform the strategic goals of the EMBL-EBI services. This will require you to work with Associate Directors and other senior staff across the organisation to prioritise and translate information requirements into specifications for data gathering and analysis. A collaborative approach to the role will therefore be essential. You will perform data analysis and present results in both internal and external management and governance forums. If you are passionate about open science and how best to both deliver and demonstrate the impact of open data resources, then this is an opportunity to contribute to the effective management of these services.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Inform strategy for EMBL-EBI services by developing and maintaining analytics of various aspects of service delivery
  • Continuous monitoring of key indicators required to demonstrate the impact of  EMBL-EBI data service delivery
  • Analysis support feeding into specific strategic projects (e.g. economic impact analysis and supporting ad hoc queries as required
  • Engage with a diverse set of teams across the EMBL-EBI to develop and specify questions, implement and enhance protocols for data gathering, and deliver informative results 
  • Specifically working closely with the dedicated EMBL-EBI capital project team to develop and maintain impact reporting for large capital investment projects. This will include developing dashboard reporting for external funders to highlight the progress on project objectives. 
  • Curating and validating the integrity of data gathered
  • Data analysis, extracting meaningful insights from data
  • Project management of data gathering and monitoring
  • Implementation of systems to manage, maintain and report on analytical data
  • Communication of results to the EMBL-EBI management and external strategic projects, via reports and presentations, as required.
  • Supervise consultants or interns, as required

The post will be based at the Wellcome Genome Campus in Hinxton near Cambridge; however, it is a requirement of employment that the post holder be prepared to travel. 

You have

  • PhD or Masters degree in a scientific discipline 
  • Professional experience in business analysis and/or project management. 
  • Domain experience in a science-led setting (such as a research institute, pharma, science publishing)
  • Demonstrated experience of data gathering and visualisation for analysis
  • Demonstrated communication skills - written and verbal in a variety of settings 
  • Experience with tools such as Advanced Excel, R
  • Excellent organisational, prioritisation and interpersonal skills
  • Team player with developed stakeholder engagement skills 

You might also have

  • Experience in life science data infrastructure provision 

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, part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, 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:

  • Financial incentives: Monthly family, child and non-resident allowances, annual salary review, pension scheme including 17% employer contribution, death benefit, long-term care, accident-at-work and unemployment insurances
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Private medical insurance for you and your immediate family (including all prescriptions and generous dental & optical cover)
  • Generous time off: 30 days annual leave per year, in addition to eight bank holidays
  • Relocation package including installation grant (if required)
  • Campus life: Free shuttle bus to and from work, on-site library, subsidised on-site gym and cafeteria, casual dress code, extensive sports and social club activities (on campus and remotely)
  • Family benefits: On-site nursery, 10 days of child sick leave, generous parental leave, holiday clubs on campus and monthly family and child allowances
  • Benefits for non-UK residents: Visa exemption, education grant for private schooling, financial support to travel back to your home country every second year and a monthly non-resident allowance.

For more details please see our employee benefits page

What else you need to know

  • Contract duration: This position is a 3 year contract, renewable to a maximum of 9 years. 
  • International applicants: We recruit internationally and successful candidates are offered visa exemptions. Read more on our page for international applicants
  • Diversity and inclusion: At EMBL-EBI, we strongly believe that inclusive and diverse teams benefit from higher levels of innovation and creative thought. We encourage applications from women, LGBTQ+ and individuals from all nationalities. 
  • Job location: This role is based in Hinxton, near Cambridge, UK. You will be required to relocate if you are based overseas and you will receive a generous relocation package to support you.
  • How to apply: To apply please submit a cover letter and a CV through our online system. We aim to provide a response within two weeks after the closing date: 6th January 2022. 
Location: Hinxton
Salary: Grade 6 (Monthly salary from £3,143.06 after tax) plus benefits
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th November 2021
Closes: 6th January 2022
Job Ref: EBI01952
We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Show all jobs for European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) …
Advert information

Type / Role:

Subject Area(s):


* Salary has been converted at the prevailing rate on the date placed
Job tools

Browser Upgrade Recommended has been optimised for the latest browsers.

For the best user experience, we recommend viewing on one of the following:

Google Chrome Firefox Microsoft Edge