Organisation data: Central Functions
Job Number: HD02336
Contract Type: Staff Member
Job Function: Technical Officer (gr. 4-6)
Advertised Grade-Grading: 4-6
Contract Duration-Length of Time (years/months): 2
Closing date: 6 March 2023
EMBL is seeking a research data and software engineer to join the new EMBL-wide Data Science Center and the Korbel research group of the Genome Biology Unit to actively participate in a portfolio of exciting projects in medical genomics - including projects that leverage short and long read genomic sequencing and graph-based genome approaches to foster advances in precision health. As part of TRUST-DNA, a BMBF-funded project, the successful candidate will provide software and data engineering support to design a cutting-edge data trustee model for the sharing of sensitive genomic health data to further international cohort-based genomics research.
The successful applicant will additionally have the ability to constantly expand their skill set through a rich set of courses and conferences at the EMBL.
EMBL is curiosity-driven, community-oriented and international. As an inclusive, equal opportunity employer, we believe that diversity enables us to collaborate more effectively and be innovative in our approaches. We are, therefore, committed to creating an inclusive and flexible culture - one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation.
We encourage applications from individuals who can complement our existing team - we believe that success is built on having teams whose backgrounds and personal experiences reflect the diversity of the populations that our science serves. We actively encourage applications from all genders and cultures, ethnic groups and all demographics to help us avoid perpetuating biases and oversights at this transformational point in our people strategy.
EMBL offers attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family-friendly working environment. Competitive salary and social security benefits, financial support for relocation, a relaxed culture, flexible work arrangements, professional development, an on-site nursery, canteen and other staff facilities make EMBL a great place to work.
The Korbel group at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is a 'hybrid' laboratory in which computational biologists and experimentalist collaborate tightly to obtain new insights into human disease and molecular mechanisms.
By combining experimental and computational approaches, including long-read sequencing, graph-based approaches, and single-cell sequencing technology, we aim to unravel determinants and consequences of germline and somatic genetic variation.
Our group is investigating mechanisms behind complex phenotypes in humans, ranging from common diseases including cancer to ageing. An overarching theme centres on the formation and selection of germline and somatic genetic variation in health and disease states, in particular genomic structural variation (SV).