Region: East Anglia
Organisation data: Molecular & Cellular Structure
Job number: EBI01761
Contract Type: Staff Member
Job Function: Coordinator (gr. 8)
Closing date: 19 February 20201
EMBL-EBI is a world-leader in archiving and disseminating 3D biomacromolecular and cellular structure data and plays a key role in the dissemination of 3D electron microscopy (EM) data through the EMDB (Electron Microscopy Data Bank; emdb-empiar.org) and EMPIAR (Electron Microscopy Public Image Archive; empiar.org) public archives.
We develop and provide advanced tools and web-resources for searching, analysing and visualising structural data for the benefit of structural biologists and the wider scientific community. The team consists of an international and inter-disciplinary mix of professionals (scientists and IT specialists).
We are looking to recruit an EMDB Coordinator to lead the activities surrounding the EMDB archive.
EMDB, founded at EMBL-EBI in 2002, will become a core archive of the Worldwide Protein Data Bank organisation (wwPDB; wwpdb.org) in 2021, and its future development will be carried out in collaboration with the wwPDB partners.
The EMDB Coordinator will lead a small team (presently 7 staff members, a mixture of structural biologists and computational scientists) and be responsible for leading EMDB's archival, curation, integration, visualisation and dissemination activities, its production processes (weekly release preparation, updates of databases, websites, ftp areas, etc.), and the active involvement of the team in the wwPDB-related work (annotation of EMDB data, planning and implementing updates of the unified wwPDB deposition system OneDep, validation software, data model, etc.). Currently, the EMDB activities are funded by EMBL-EBI and two grants from the Wellcome Trust. We expect the EMDB Coordinator to play an important role in attracting future external funding.
This is a senior role, reporting directly to Dr Ardan Patwardhan who has overall responsibility of EMBL-EBI's EM-archiving activities. It provides a rare and exciting opportunity for a scientist with experience in this rapidly expanding and developing field to have a huge impact on how the scientific community archives, validates and re-uses EM data.
The duties of the EMDB Coordinator will include (but are not limited to):
As the successful candidate it is likely that you will have:
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:
Under normal circumstances, this position will involve a fair amount of national and international travel.
To apply please submit a covering letter and CV through our online system. In your cover letter, please address how your skills and experience match the requirements and duties described for this position.
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. Visa exemptions will be offered to international candidates and details will be discussed during interview. We believe in science without borders and this continues after Brexit.
This role is based in Hinxton, UK and you will be required to relocate once it is safe to do so if you are currently based abroad. More info on how we are recruiting in this period is available on our page: Recruitment and Onboarding during Covid19.
This position is limited to a 3 year duration in the first instance.
The interviews will likely take place on 29th and 30th March 2021. Invited candidates will be asked to submit a short video presentation at least one week ahead of the interview date (5 minutes about their background and experience, 10 minutes about their views on the future of EM data archiving in general and their plans for EMDB in particular).