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Company: European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

Salary: Grading 5 (monthly salary starting at £2,552 after tax).

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Type / Role: Academic or Research

Phone: +44-1342 5103118

Fax: +44-1261 3702087

E-mail: N\A


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Contract Duration: Until 31.12.2019

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Job DescriptionWe are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, highly motivated Bioinformatician to work in the EGA and Archive Infrastructure Team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.

The successful applicant will work with a focused team of developers, bioinformaticians and user support personnel on the Accelerating Medicines Partnership - Type 2 Diabetes project . You will help build multi-platform, cloud-friendly pipelines for genetic association studies, and statistical analysis of variation and its effect in type 2 diabetes and associated phenotypes. As part of this project you will have the opportunity to work with national and international collaborators, and to gain expertise in biological and phenotypic ontologies. You will also work with software developers to implement scalable databases and Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) pipelines for the management, transfer and analysis of human genetic data. You will be expected to travel for meetings and conferences where required.

At EMBL-EBI, we help scientists realise the potential of ‘big data’ in biology by enabling them to exploit complex information to make discoveries that benefit mankind. Working for EMBL-EBI gives you an opportunity to apply your skills and energy for the greater good. As part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), we are a non-profit, intergovernmental organisation funded by 22 member states and two associate member states and proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We are located on the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK, and our 600 staff are engineers, technicians, scientists and other professionals from all over the world.

Qualifications and ExperienceYou should hold a bachelor's or higher degree in computer science, computational biology or bioinformatics.

  • Relevant experience and skills in computational biology, bioinformatics, or statistics
  • Expertise in one or more of: Java, R, Python
  • Experience of relational databases
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively with others

The ideal candidate will also have:

  • Previous experience of GWAS
  • Knowledge of Docker containers, virtual machines and cloud environments
  • Experience of international collaborations, clinical and phenotype ontologies / terminology, and working with controlled-access human data
  • Proficient in next-generation sequencing data analysis and variant analysis
  • Experience dealing with real-world data problems such as versioning, ensuring reproducibility and traceability

The ability to work within a team and international consortium is critical to this position, and excellent communication skills and an ability to work to tight deadlines are essential. The bioinformatician will be required to communicate technical documents and take part in the daily scrum with software developers, as well as provide user orientated communication with external and internal users of the systems. 

Additional InformationApplications are welcome from all nationalities - visa information will be discussed in more depth with applicants selected for interview.

EMBL-EBI is committed to achieving gender balance and strongly encourages applications from women, who are currently under-represented at all levels. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

This position is limited to the project duration specified.

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