The Ensembl project seeks an enthusiastic project leader to head the software development and maintenance of the Ensembl database and API infrastructure, as well as a suite of internal analysis tools.
The Ensembl project maintains a number of authoritative databases in the world of biology that describe genome sequences and their functional units, such as genes, variants or regulatory regions. Those databases and the associated APIs support a wide number of use-cases, from manual annotation of human genes to the loading of thousands of bacterial genomes. As more and more species are sequenced, the software and storage solutions are constantly evolving to maintain both efficiency and flexibility. The successful candidate will lead the development of the required infrastructure and associated tools.
In this role:
We are looking for candidates who have provable experience in:
The ideal candidate will hold a MSc, PhD or equivalent degrees in Computational, Physical or Biological Sciences or equivalent experience in a computational research or software engineering environment.
You will have excellent communication skills to lead and work with expert technical users. You will also be highly organised in order to meet the regular deadlines, reports and procedures across the greater Ensembl project.
Why join us
EMBL-EBI is a worldwide leader in bioinformatics. We encourage personal and professional development and are committed to ensuring our employees feel valued, supported and empowered to reach their potential at work.
Surrounded by beautiful South Cambridgeshire countryside, our state-of-the-art Campus provides employees with a relaxed atmosphere where the pursuit of scientific discovery and meaningful work, underpin every role. In addition, our employees have access to a wide range of benefits including:
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