Bioinformatician (EU-Openscreen) : Cambridge United Kingdom

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Bioinformatician (EU-Openscreen) : Cambridge United Kingdom

We are looking for a Bioinformatician to join the Chemoinformatics and Metabolism team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.
 
The Bioinformatician role is:
 
• To work on a definition of common representational and data transfer standards, mapping and understanding of regulatory issues for the EMBL-EBI contribution to the EU-OpenScreen ESFRI grant.
• To do research about and creation of open standards for efficient transfer of materials and operating procedures, generally good practices (GxP) relevant for the operation of EU Openscreen.
• To design and publish whitepaper with recommendations of open data and minimum information standards to be adopted by the EU Openscreen infrastructure and;
• To assist the team leader in the management of the work package.
 
The EBI, part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), is a world-leading bioinformatics centre providing biological data to the scientific community with expertise in data storage, analysis and representation.
 
Applicants must hold a PhD (or have equivalent experience) in biological computing, computing or biomedical sciences, alongside a broad knowledge of the techniques and data associated with high-throughput screening. More preferable is prior experience in the development and implementation of primary screening data systems. Also highly valuable in the role will be experience of data handling and processing of high-content or phenotypic screening approaches, such as proteomic, metabolomic, functional genomic, transcriptomic and image type data.
 
The postholder will be responsible for the analysis of the data and data standards requirements for the management and curation of data produced, primarily, by a large and diverse consortia of screening centers. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the project, he/she will be expected to liaise directly with data producers and the wider community both at the EMBL-EBI and at other institutes. Experience with biological data and data standards, ontologies, controlled vocabularies and other issues involved in the efficient storage and exchange of biological data is essential.
 
The ideal candidate will be a team player, with the ability to work both as part of a team and independently. S/he will be self motivated with a driver for quality, with good communication (verbal and presentational). The postholder will should be able to process confidential data, and work to strict delivery deadlines. There will be travel involved to attend collaboration meetings.
 
Please apply online through http://www.embl.org/jobs
 
EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation.
 
Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.
 
Note that special visa requirements apply to employees from non EU countries working at EMBL-EBI in the UK. The period of work does not qualify for the Highly Skilled Migrants Programme.