We are seeking an experienced project leader for activities and resources supporting model organism genomics at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI). Mice, rats, zebrafish, flies, worms and yeast are studied extensively by scientists around the world to gain fundamental insights into human biology. The Alliance of Genome Resources (AGR) is a major new initiative to develop shared infrastructure, analysis pipelines and data curation workflows for 6 major Model Organism Databases (MODs) and the Gene Ontology (GO). WormBase, a founding member of the Alliance, is dedicated to providing integrated information on the genetics and genomics of the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans. You will lead a team that acts as the genomics and hub for AGR and WormBase. The team’s responsibilities range from designing and deploying large-scale data integration and genome analysis pipelines, to curating the canonical reference genome and annotation for C. elegans. The team also collaborates closely with the Wellcome Sanger Institute to produce WormBase ParaSite, which uses the Ensembl platform to provide access to hundreds of genomes for parasitic worms that damage human health and food supply.
You will be a be a member of the EMBL-EBI Eukaryotic Annotation Team and, under the supervision of the Team Leader, will operationally lead our contribution to the Alliance of Genome Resource, WormBase, and WormBase ParaSite. You will work closely with peers at international partner sites to ensure that the overall goals of these projects are met. Your specific responsibilities will include:
You will ideally hold a PhD or equivalent in bioinformatics or a related field with demonstrated expertise in genomics. Applicants with a MSc and appropriate experience will also be considered. Specifically, you will have:
The ideal candidate might also have experience with: