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Data Integration Scientist

Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Jobs in UKJobs in EnglandFull-time

Staff category
Staff member

Contract duration
3 years

5 or 6 depending on experience (monthly salary starting at £2,552 after tax). For more information about pay and benefits click here

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Job description
The ChEMBL Team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) is looking for a talented Scientist with a passion for data integration to manage the incorporation of drug discovery data into the ChEMBL database.

ChEMBL is a world-leading chemogenomics resource, providing open bioactivity data and associated tools to the scientific community. We have a considerable number of users from academia and industry. You will work in a team-oriented environment, collaborating closely with fellow scientists and technical experts, chemo- and bio-informaticians and software engineers across EMBL-EBI and with our many external partners from the UK and internationally. You will contribute to the development of robust, production data pipelines as well as prototyping novel scientific solutions. You will have excellent communication skills, able to interact with technical experts as well as scientists seeking solutions to their “real world” problems.

Reporting to the ChEMBL team leader, the job responsibilities will include:

– Responsibility for the handling, processing and integration of data into the ChEMBL database.
– Facilitating the deposition of datasets directly into ChEMBL through working with external collaborators.
– Applying text- & data-mining techniques for the development of effective large-scale curation strategies.
– Developing methods for the application and maintenance of ontologies in ChEMBL.
– Working with other teams to facilitate the integration of data between different EBI resources.

EMBL-EBI is a world-leading informatics centre providing biological and chemical data to the scientific community with expertise in data storage, analysis and representation. As part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), we are a non-profit, intergovernmental organisation funded by 24 member states and two associate member states and proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We are located on the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK, and our 600 staff are engineers, technicians, scientists and other professionals from all over the world.

Qualifications and experience
The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline and will have at least 7 years’ post-doctoral experience in Bioinformatics, Chemoinformatics and/or Molecular Modelling. (S)he will have significant experience with biological and chemical data, its analysis and practical applications in industry and/or academia. Experience with databases and programming/scripting languages are also important in contributing to the future development and applications of these resources. Further, (s)he will be skilled in the use of advanced analysis tools and applications such as sequence comparison, bioinformatics databases, structure analysis and drug discovery data.

Excellent written and oral communication skills, fluency in English, and attention to detail are required. Evidence of working effectively with collaborators and experience in leading and managing staff are also important. The position involves travel to meetings in the UK, Europe and beyond.

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme and health insurance, educational and other family related benefits where applicable, as well as financial support for relocation and installation.

We have an informal culture, international working environment and excellent professional development opportunities but one of the really amazing things about us is the concentration of technical and scientific expertise – something you probably won’t find anywhere else.

If you’ve ever visited the campus you’ll have experienced first-hand our friendly, collegial and supportive atmosphere, set in the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside. Our staff also enjoy excellent sports facilities including a gym, a free shuttle bus, an on-site nursery, cafés and restaurant and a library.

How to apply
To apply please submit a covering letter and CV, with two referees, through our online system.

Please apply online via www.embl.org/jobs.

Closing date: 17 May 2018

Applications are welcome from all nationalities – visa information will be discussed in more depth with applicants selected for interview.

EMBL-EBI is committed to achieving gender balance and strongly encourages applications from women, who are currently under-represented at all levels. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

The initial contract is for a period of three years with the possibility of a fixed-term extension.

Applications will close at 23:00 GMT on the date listed above.

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