Organisation data: Genes, Genomes & Variation
Job number: EBI01853
Contract Type: Staff Member
Job Function: Technical Officer (gr. 4-6)
Closing date: 27 June 2021
The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) brings together hundreds of contributors working in healthcare, research, patient advocacy, life science, and information technology to create standards to enable the responsible, voluntary, and secure sharing of genomic and related health data with the aim of accelerating the application of genomics in healthcare.
Within GA4GH, eight Work Streams drive the standards development work to meet the specific needs of real world clinical and genomics data sharing projects. GA4GH's work is supported by staff at four diverse international host institutions: the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) and EMBL-EBI.
The primary responsibility of the Work Stream Manager based at EMBL-EBI, will be to provide management support for two to three GA4GH Work Streams. These Work Streams may include Cloud, Large Scale Genomics (LSG), and Genomic Knowledge Standards (GKS). These have responsibility for developing and maintaining a broad portfolio of core bioinformatics formats (e.g. SAM, VCF), a new generation of web enabled genomics APIs (e.g. htsget, refget), and enabling portable analysis pipelines for genomic data (among other activities).
Responsibilities include day to day programme management of several international task-teams and knowledge exchange projects, from concept development through to external communications and continued promotion amongst the community, along with contributing to strategy development and implementation.
The Work Stream Manager role provides critical support to the Work Streams, and works closely with the Work Stream leads, contributors, other GA4GH staff and external organisations, such as other international Standards Development Organisations (SDOs).
At EMBL-EBI you can apply your talent and passion to accelerate science and tackle some of humankind's greatest challenges. EMBL-EBI, part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, is a worldwide leader in the storage, analysis and dissemination of large biological datasets. We provide the global research community with access to publicly available databases and tools which are crucial for the advancement of healthcare, food security, and biodiversity.
We are located on the Wellcome Genome Campus, alongside other prominent research and biotech organisations, and surrounded by beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside. This is a highly collaborative and inclusive community where our employees enjoy a relaxed atmosphere. We are committed to ensuring our employees feel valued, supported and empowered to reach their professional potential.
For more details please see our employee benefits page.