Ensembl Outreach Officer
EBI - European Bioinformatics Institute
Hinxton near Cambridge, United Kingdom
The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) is seeking an enthusiastic biologist to join Ensembl outreach, an energetic group responsible for user training, user support, disseminating project information and contributing to website usability. Ensembl outreach is part of the Genomics Technology Infrastructure team and is part of a larger outreach effort that supports several resources including Ensembl, Ensembl Genomes and the International Genome Sample Resource (IGSR).
- Providing assistance on training workshops;
- Creating and maintaining documentation and e-learning materials;
- Direct support of user queries via email and RT (Request Tracker);
- Disseminating of key developments via social media;
- Feedback to development teams;
- Supporting usability testing and web design.
You will also work with the EBI's general Outreach and Training Team (OTT) and will report to the Ensembl Outreach Project Leader.
The Ensembl and Ensembl Genomes teams develop free, comprehensive genome data services for a worldwide audience.
Qualifications and Experience
You should have a background in molecular biology and genetics or a related field; a PhD or equivalent experience would be highly advantageous.
The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, both written and spoken, allowing you to communicate easily with a variety of scientists. You should also work well as a part of a team and should be comfortable delivering presentations and workshops at scientific institutes worldwide.
You should also be comfortable working with computers. An understanding of UNIX/Linux would be helpful, but is not required.
Candidates should be self-motivated and capable of independent working.