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Scientific Curator

EMBL - EBI - European Bioinformatics Institute

Hinxton, United Kingdom

Job Description

We are seeking to recruit a Scientific Curator to join the Vertebrate Annotation team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located at the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.

This position will involve extraction of detailed scientific information from published scientific papers into the Genome-Wide Association Study (GWAS) Catalog, a Catalog of published genome-wide association studies. In addition, the role will involve tasks to investigate improving this resource for users.

The curator will work within a team of Scientific Curators at EMBL-EBI and in collaboration with scientists at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).

Qualifications and Experience

You should have a degree in genetics or biological sciences. A PhD is not required but would be an advantage. You should have an in-depth understanding of genetic variation and genomics. Experience or knowledge of genome wide association studies and data curation would be advantageous.

The post holder must show strong self motivation to work both independently and as part of a closely interacting team of international scientists. Skill in delivering a high quality product with attention to detail and within fixed deadlines is essential.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a pre-requisite.

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