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Scientific Database Curator - Molecular Complexes

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

Contract Duration-Length of Time (years/months):

3 years

Contract Duration-Is this renewable to 9 years?:

No

Advertised Grade-Grading:

Grade 5 (Monthly salary depending on experience and qualifications £2,882 - £3,224 after tax) + Other paid benefits 

About the team/job

The Complex Portal (www.ebi.ac.uk/complexportal) is a manually curated, encyclopaedic database of macromolecular complexes with known function from a range of model organisms. It summarises complex composition, topology and function along with links to a large range of domain-specific re- sources. The Complex Portal is part of the EMBL-EBI portfolio of biomolecular network resources, ranging from molecular interactions (IntAct) via curated pathways (Reactome) to systems biology models.  

Your role

As Scientific Database Curator, you will contribute to the Complex Portal content, curating biomolecular complexes from the literature in collaboration with external domain experts. The focus will be the completion of the human complexome, extending to a range of model species. You will also provide biological expertise and targeted curation to collaborators in order to support machine learning based approaches to complement manual curation and the development of data analysis tools.  

You have

You have a PhD or equivalent experience in life science, as well as experience in the literature-based curation of databases in molecular biology, ideally in the context of molecular complexes, networks, and pathways. 

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 2 year contract
  • 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, by clicking the 'Apply' button.

Location: Hinxton
Salary: Monthly salary depending on experience and qualifications £2,882 - £3,224 after tax
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 29th November 2022
Closes: 15th January 2023
Job Ref: EBI02104
 
   
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