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Postdoctoral Fellow in EMBL Heidelberg

Postdoctoral Fellow - Somatic Mosaicism in Human Tissues

EMBL is seeking an experimental postdoc in single cell genomics to join Dr. Jan Korbel's group in the Genome Biology Unit to investigate patterns of human genetic and epigenetic mosaicism at cellular... EMBL is seeking an experimental postdoc in single cell genomics to join Dr. Jan Korbel's group in the Genome Biology Unit to investigate patterns of human genetic and epigenetic mosaicism at cellular resolution. Genomic structural variants (SVs, e.g. deletions and inversions) account for most varying bases in human genomes. Intriguingly, recent studies have demonstrated that somatic SVs occur post-zygotically throughout the human lifespan, and can have profound effects on aging and diseases. Funded by the ERC grant MOSAIC, the post holder will lead exciting studies in single cell multi-omics, and use the novel scTRIP single cell methodology developed in the Korbel group, to uncover the biological underpinnings, extent and functional impact of genetic and epigenetic mosaicism in different human tissues. Integration of data from high throughput single cell sequencing platforms, and state-of-the-art multiplexed bioimaging platforms will allow to elucidate these as yet largely unexplored layers of human cell-to-cell variation – and will serve as foundation for elucidating roles of somatic mosaicism in age-related phenotypes and diseases. This postdoctoral project will be highly inter-disciplinary, and can be – depending on the qualification and the interests of the candidate – more geared towards an entirely experimental, or a “hybrid” experimental/computational study.

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Closes 13 September 2020

Postdoctoral Fellow in Grenoble, France

Postdoctoral Fellow - Marquez/McCarthy Teams: Innovative approaches for automated crystallography and high throughput X-ray based ligand screening

EMBL Grenoble is looking for a postdoctoral scientist to play a key role in the exploitation of the upgraded MASSIF-1 beam line at the ESRF with a focus on the development of innovative approaches to... EMBL Grenoble is looking for a postdoctoral scientist to play a key role in the exploitation of the upgraded MASSIF-1 beam line at the ESRF with a focus on the development of innovative approaches to automated crystallography and ligand screening. EMBL and ESRF have pioneered fully automated diffraction data collection on MASSIF-1 and the EBS associated upgrade of the beamline will provide a more brilliant beam and new experimental capabilities. The Marquez Team has developed automated pipelines for crystallographic fragment screening based on the CrystalDirect technology and the CRIMS software that they apply to study targets of biotechnological and biomedical relevance. This Team also operates the High Throughput Crystallization Facility (HTX Lab) providing access to fully automated, remote controlled crystallography pipelines. The successful candidate will be jointly associated with the Marquez and McCarthy teams and will work with the EMBL instrumentation and the ESRF Structural Biology Group on projects related to MASSIF-1, including the integration of the CrystalDirect technology directly on the beamline.

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Closes 12 October 2020

Staff Member in EMBL Heidelberg

Software developer: German Human Genome-Phenome Archive (GHGA)

EMBL is seeking a software developer to join Dr. Jan Korbel's research group in the Genome Biology Unit. The key objective of this role is to help develop the IT and software infrastructure for the... EMBL is seeking a software developer to join Dr. Jan Korbel's research group in the Genome Biology Unit. The key objective of this role is to help develop the IT and software infrastructure for the German Human Genome Phenome Archive (GHGA, http://www.ghga.de). GHGA is a novel national research data infrastructure in Germany (NFDI, https://www.nfdi.de/). The main goals of this project are to archive, pre-process, and disseminate human ‘omics data within Germany, and across the rest of Europe. To achieve these goals, GHGA researchers will connect six data centers across Germany to the new federated network of the European Genome Phenome Archive (EGA, https://www.ebi.ac.uk/ega). GHGA has an ambitious long-term concept with an initial focus on providing technological infrastructure and services for rare disease genetics and cancer genomics. The long-term mission of GHGA will be to provide the IT infrastructure required for large-scale human ‘omics projects (e.g. Pan-Cancer Analysis of Whole Genomes Project; see www.nature.com/collections/PCAWG). With its 16 partners, the GHGA network involves all major ‘omics centers in Germany.

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Closes 13 September 2020

Staff Member in EMBL-EBI Hinxton

Ensembl Infrastructure Project Leader

The Ensembl project seeks an enthusiastic project leader to head the software development and maintenance of the Ensembl database and API infrastructure, as well as a suite of internal analysis... The Ensembl project seeks an enthusiastic project leader to head the software development and maintenance of the Ensembl database and API infrastructure, as well as a suite of internal analysis tools.The Ensembl project maintains a number of authoritative databases in the world of biology that describe genome sequences and their functional units, such as genes, variants or regulatory regions. Those databases and the associated APIs support a wide number of use-cases, from manual annotation of human genes to the loading of thousands of bacterial genomes. As more and more species are sequenced, the software and storage solutions are constantly evolving to maintain both efficiency and flexibility. The successful candidate will lead the development of the required infrastructure and associated tools.

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Closes 21 September 2020

Staff Member in EMBL-EBI Hinxton

Agricultural Genomics and Bioinformatics Team Leader

We are seeking a faculty level Team Leader to head the newly created Agricultural Genomics and Bioinformatics team at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory’s European Bioinformatics Institute... We are seeking a faculty level Team Leader to head the newly created Agricultural Genomics and Bioinformatics team at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI). The Team Leader will manage and develop data resources supporting scientists using genomics to improve crop and livestock agriculture, including relevant components of the Ensembl project.

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Closes 21 September 2020

Staff Member in EMBL-EBI Hinxton

Software Developer - European Variation Archive Team

The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) is seeking a Software Developer to join the European Variation Archive (EVA - https://www.ebi.ac.uk/eva/) team. The successful applicant will work in a... The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) is seeking a Software Developer to join the European Variation Archive (EVA - https://www.ebi.ac.uk/eva/) team. The successful applicant will work in a team of developers, bioinformaticians, and helpdesk officers to achieve EVA’s roadmap goals set by the team lead. The EVA is a primary open repository for archiving, accessing, and distributing genetic variation, including single nucleotide variants, short insertions and deletions (indels), and larger structural variants (SVs) in any species. The EVA hosts billions of variants across hundreds of species and is expected to grow by 10 to 100 times in the next few years. As a Software developer you will participate in the development of key components of EVA infrastructure that will have to scale up with the increased demand in data submission data storage and API requests.The EVA project is part of the EGA and EVA team led by Thomas Keane, inside the Molecular Archives Cluster at EMBL-EBI. We work closely with other members of the Molecular Archives cluster, and share our expertise to provide continuous training to our technical staff.The EVA develops services that allow scientists to make the results of their research available to the community, and to access data submitted by others using web portals and REST APIs. The team follows agile software development practices and uses Git, JIRA, and Confluence in a collaborative and open source programming environment.

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Closes 7 September 2020

Staff Member in EMBL-EBI Hinxton

Patient Derived Cancer Models Resource Software Developer

We are looking for a highly skilled Software Developer to build off recent successes in developing a cancer model platform within the NIH funded PDX Finder project (see Conte et al., 2019). The PDX... We are looking for a highly skilled Software Developer to build off recent successes in developing a cancer model platform within the NIH funded PDX Finder project (see Conte et al., 2019). The PDX Finder team harmonises, analyses and helps disseminate the rich Omic and phenotypical data from Patient derived Xenograft (PDX) cancer models to advance cancer research by adhering to the Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable (FAIR) data principles. PDX models are engineered to propagate human cancers and are increasingly being used in clinical research to test new chemotherapeutic regimes and study drug resistance mechanisms. The PDX Finder integrates PDX-related data from multiple sources and leverages EMBL-EBI’s resources that store genomic and transcriptomic data. You will have an exciting opportunity to design and develop new interfaces to explore one of the fundamental problems of biology - how do our genes contribute to cancer?

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Closes 31 August 2020

Staff Member in EMBL Heidelberg

Laboratory Officer in Charge

A full-time research specialist position for a Laboratory Officer in Charge is available at the EMBL Heidelberg to join the Electron Microscopy Team led by Simone Mattei at the newly established EMBL... A full-time research specialist position for a Laboratory Officer in Charge is available at the EMBL Heidelberg to join the Electron Microscopy Team led by Simone Mattei at the newly established EMBL Imaging Centre. The Mattei team specializes on high-throughput and fully automated pipelines to enable large-scale cryo-EM sample preparation and screening.

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Closes 21 September 2020

Staff Member in EMBL-EBI Hinxton

Developer/Bioinformatician

We are looking for a versatile Developer/Bioinformatician who cares about open access to scientific data and putting FAIR principles into practice while working with one of the most valuable and... We are looking for a versatile Developer/Bioinformatician who cares about open access to scientific data and putting FAIR principles into practice while working with one of the most valuable and high-profile data collections in genomics.This is an opportunity to contribute to the ongoing development and sharing of resources initially established by the 1000 Genomes Project (https://www.internationalgenome.org), a foundational project in human genomics. The International Genome Sample Resource (IGSR), based at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), builds on the 1000 Genomes Project, maintaining and expanding its openly consented reference resources, which are heavily used by the scientific community. This expansion is further driven via the Human Genome Structural Variation Consortium (HGSVC) and the Human Pangenome Reference Consortium (HPRC). We are seeking to recruit an experienced and highly motivated Developer/Bioinformatician to join this effort.As researchers generate new data on new and existing openly consented human samples, we are working to integrate data sets, including data from new technologies, into the existing resources, actively collaborating with researchers and providing data coordination for their work.

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Closes 3 September 2020

Staff Member in EMBL Heidelberg

IT Support Engineer

IT Services operates and supports the IT infrastructure and services at EMBL headquarters in Heidelberg and for the laboratory’s sites in Barcelona and Rome. As part of IT Services, the Desktop... IT Services operates and supports the IT infrastructure and services at EMBL headquarters in Heidelberg and for the laboratory’s sites in Barcelona and Rome. As part of IT Services, the Desktop Support team provides a broad range of first level and desktop support to the EMBL user community. In addition, the team is also responsible for managing a number of key Windows backend services. They also have a critical role supporting the EMBL training mission by coordinating and administering installations for training courses in the Computer Lab at the EMBL Advance Training Centre. We are looking for an experienced IT Support Engineer to join our Desktop Support team at EMBL Heidelberg.

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Closes 11 September 2020

Postdoctoral Fellow in EMBL-EBI Hinxton

Postdoctoral Fellow ESPOD 2020

EMBL-EBI and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute share the Wellcome Genome Campus. This proximity fosters close collaborations and contributes to an international and vibrant campus environment.... EMBL-EBI and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute share the Wellcome Genome Campus. This proximity fosters close collaborations and contributes to an international and vibrant campus environment. Researchers are supported by easy access to scientific expertise, well-equipped facilities and an active seminar programme.

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Closes 12 September 2020

Staff Member in EMBL-EBI Hinxton

Software Developer

Ensembl is one of the leading providers of genome annotation. We seek a highly motivated, talented and experienced software developer to contribute to our variation resources.Large-scale sequencing... Ensembl is one of the leading providers of genome annotation. We seek a highly motivated, talented and experienced software developer to contribute to our variation resources.Large-scale sequencing projects are producing genomic data on an unprecedented scale, providing extensive variant catalogues in many species and leading to the discovery of rare human variants. These data have the potential to drive an improved understanding of genetic disease, evolution and population genetics. Our team aggregates and annotates large quantities of data from public archives and develops tools for data access, visualisation and variant interpretation, including the Ensembl Variant Effect Predictor (VEP). Our resources are some of the most highly used by scientists across the globe and are distributed freely.

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Closes 19 August 2020

Postdoctoral Fellow in EMBL-EBI Hinxton

Computational Postdoctoral Fellow

We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow to join the Open Targets program under the leadership of Dr Ana Cvejic (Wellcome Sanger Institute), Moritz Gerstung (EBI) and Omer Bayraktar (WSI).Open Targets... We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow to join the Open Targets program under the leadership of Dr Ana Cvejic (Wellcome Sanger Institute), Moritz Gerstung (EBI) and Omer Bayraktar (WSI).Open Targets aims to provide evidence on the biological validity of therapeutic targets and provide an initial assessment of the likely effectiveness of pharmacological intervention on these targets, using genome-scale experiments and analysis. This pioneering public-private partnership between Sanofi, Celgene, EMBL-EBI, GlaxoSmithKline, and the Wellcome Sanger Institute, aims to provide a R&D framework that applies to all aspects of human disease, and to share its data openly with the scientific community.

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Closes 21 August 2020

Staff Member in EMBL-EBI Hinxton

Digital Product Designer

We are looking for an enthusiastic mid-weight Digital Product Designer to join the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) in our mission to create scientific web services that are aesthetically... We are looking for an enthusiastic mid-weight Digital Product Designer to join the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) in our mission to create scientific web services that are aesthetically pleasing, useful, usable, and empower our employees and scientists worldwide to solve the biggest challenges in biology. You will join our Web Development team, located on the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.The Web Development team includes User Experience (UX) Designers and Web Developers and works closely with the Digital Communications Team based at EMBL in Heidelberg.As a Digital Product Designer in our team you will be working on a variety of projects in close collaboration with our designers and developers, as well as a wide range of people and teams across EMBL-EBI. Our recent projects include redesigning our Training website, designing the COVID-19 data portal in response to the current pandemic and shaping the look and feel of our widely-used, cutting-edge scientific services, which help address some of the world’s most important challenges such as climate change and loss of biodiversity.

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Closes 21 August 2020

Staff Member in EMBL-EBI Hinxton

Full Stack Developer

We are looking for two enthusiastic Full Stack Developers to join the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) in our mission to create scientific web services that are aesthetically pleasing,... We are looking for two enthusiastic Full Stack Developers to join the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) in our mission to create scientific web services that are aesthetically pleasing, useful, usable, and empower our employees and scientists worldwide to solve the biggest challenges in biology. You will join our Web Development team, located on the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.The Web Development team includes User Experience (UX) Designers and Web Developers and works closely with the Digital Communications Team based at EMBL in Heidelberg.As a Full Stack Developer in our team you will be working on a variety of projects in close collaboration with our designers and developers as well as a wide range of people and teams across EMBL-EBI. Our recent projects include redesigning our Training website, designing the COVID-19 data portal in response to the current pandemic and shaping the look and feel of our widely-used, cutting-edge scientific services, which help address some of the world’s most important challenges such as climate change and loss of biodiversity.

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Closes 14 August 2020

InternshipTrainee in EMBL Heidelberg

Bioinformatics Trainee - EvoCELL Short-term Early Stage Researcher (MSCA)

The position is available from the EvoCELL Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (www.evocell-itn.eu). EvoCELL comprises 12 European partner laboratories working together to investigate... The position is available from the EvoCELL Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (www.evocell-itn.eu). EvoCELL comprises 12 European partner laboratories working together to investigate the evolution of animal cell types by comparative whole-body single-cell RNA-seq approaches. The project entails testing and developing bioinformatic tools that allow tracking cell types and cell type families across animal phylogeny. We are looking for a bioinformatician to join forces to assist with bioinformatic analysis, which is key to the success of this innovative and exciting project.

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Closes 25 August 2020

Postdoctoral Fellow in Hamburg, Germany

Postdoctoral Fellowship - High-resolution structure and function of the multi-layered kidney slit diaphragm

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the highest ranked scientific research organisations in the world. The Headquarters Laboratory is located in Heidelberg (Germany), with... The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the highest ranked scientific research organisations in the world. The Headquarters Laboratory is located in Heidelberg (Germany), with additional sites in Grenoble (France), Hamburg (Germany), Hinxton (UK) and Monterotondo (Italy).The research group of Matthias Wilmanns has a long-standing record in structural biology on research themes that are of medical relevance. Most of our projects require the combined use of different structural biology methods including X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy, generally followed by functional experiments.

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Closes 6 September 2020

Staff Member in EMBL Heidelberg

Scientific Software Developer

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL, https://www.embl.de/), one of the highest ranked scientific research organizations in the world, is looking for a Scientific Software Developer who... The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL, https://www.embl.de/), one of the highest ranked scientific research organizations in the world, is looking for a Scientific Software Developer who will actively contribute to data analysis, methods development, and software development in the Alexandrov team in the field of single-cell metabolomics.The Alexandrov team at EMBL (https://www.embl.de/research/units/scb/alexandrov/, https://twitter.com/alexandrovteam) unites 10 scientists and 4 software developers with the aim to develop novel methods and software for life sciences. We have a proven track record creating software which becomes widely adopted in the field, e.g. see our main software platform METASPACE (http://metaspace2020.eu/; https://twitter.com/metaspace2020).The main project to contribute to will be SpaceM, a method and software for single-cell metabolomics, an emerging field of biological, medical and pharmacological importance. For more information about SpaceM, check out our preprint (https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/510222v1) and the GitHub repository of the early scientific prototype (https://github.com/alexandrovteam/spacem). This project is funded by the European Research Council supporting visionary research projects in Europe. By working on this project, you will have a chance to contribute to creating an important scientific technology right at the beginning of its evolution.The responsibilities will cover the whole workflow from data to software: data analysis, method development (image analysis, deep learning, single-cell analysis), and software development.

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Closes 3 September 2020

Staff Member in EMBL Heidelberg

Course and Conference Officer

As part of the Course and Conference Office, based at EMBL Heidelberg you will fulfil EMBL’s mission to provide exemplary training for the life sciences, making the laboratory the leading meeting... As part of the Course and Conference Office, based at EMBL Heidelberg you will fulfil EMBL’s mission to provide exemplary training for the life sciences, making the laboratory the leading meeting place for biologists in Europe. Join the team that delivers a world-class programme of international conferences, courses and events, primarily at the striking Advanced Training Centre (ATC). The ATC is EMBL’s purpose-built scientific conference and training venue, centred on a large auditorium, wet laboratories and computer-based training rooms and complete with social spaces designed to foster networking and collaboration. We offer an international working environment with superb benefits and facilities for staff.Course and Conference Officers are responsible for the end-to-end production of their own assigned conferences, courses and events, working in collaboration with scientific organisers, external clients or partners. For the current opening we seek a rapid-learning and appropriately experienced events organiser, ideally able to start work in Heidelberg by early October, training and learning with us as we take our extensive programme of events online in exciting, new, virtual formats. We are especially interested to hear from any events professionals who also have an element of software application management to their background. Online events organisation experience will also be considered an asset in these times. Our team is still working remotely by default at present, but with gradually increasing access to our offices at our Advanced Training Centre as the COVID-19 restrictions ease.

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Closes 23 August 2020

Staff Member in EMBL Heidelberg

Head of Accounting

We are Europe’s flagship research laboratory for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and... We are Europe’s flagship research laboratory for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with more than 1700 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome.Reporting directly to the Head of Finance, the Head of Accounting is responsible for preparation of the annual accounts and all financial and management reporting within EMBL. The postholder manages a team of approx. 10 qualified and part qualified accountants that cover all the main functions of a classic accounting department.

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Closes 31 August 2020

Staff Member in EMBL-EBI Hinxton

BioImage Archive Team Leader

EMBL-EBI is a worldwide leader in bioinformatics. We make the world’s public biological data freely available to the scientific community via a range of services and tools, perform research and... EMBL-EBI is a worldwide leader in bioinformatics. We make the world’s public biological data freely available to the scientific community via a range of services and tools, perform research and provide professional training and resources to enable bioinformatics. We are the second largest part of EMBL (European Molecular Biology Laboratory) who are an intergovernmental organisation, funded by 27 member states, two associate member states and one prospect member state. Our thriving Campus is located on the Wellcome Genome Campus in Hinxton, Cambridge, UK, one of the world’s largest concentrations of scientific and technical expertise in genomics.We are proud to have a diverse, multidisciplinary team of over 850 forward thinking people. Our exciting work attracts software developers, technicians and scientists from over 70 nationalities and we strongly encourage applications from individuals worldwide.

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Closes 14 September 2020

Staff Member in EMBL Heidelberg

Group Leader – Computational Biology/Bioinformatics

The Structural and Computational Biology (SCB) Unit at EMBL Heidelberg pursues an ambitious and broad research program in integrated structural and computational systems biology, bridging between... The Structural and Computational Biology (SCB) Unit at EMBL Heidelberg pursues an ambitious and broad research program in integrated structural and computational systems biology, bridging between various temporal and spatial scales, from single molecules to entire ecosystems. The SCB unit is a hub for computational biology at EMBL, with several groups employing (meta) genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic and metabolomic analyses to various biological systems. To expand these activities, the SCB unit seeks to recruit a highly motivated group leader in the broad area of computational biology to address fundamental questions in structural, molecular, cellular or environmental biology.

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Closes 20 September 2020

Staff Member in EMBL Heidelberg

Group Leader – Structural Cell Biology/Cryo-Electron Tomography

The Structural and Computational Biology (SCB) Unit at EMBL Heidelberg pursues an ambitious and broad research program in integrated structural and computational systems biology, bridging between... The Structural and Computational Biology (SCB) Unit at EMBL Heidelberg pursues an ambitious and broad research program in integrated structural and computational systems biology, bridging between various temporal and spatial scales, from single molecules to entire ecosystems. The SCB unit is a hub for structural cell biology, with several groups using cryo-electron microscopy (single-particle and cryo-tomography) as well as correlative electron microscopy and light microscopy approaches. To expand these activities, the SCB unit seeks to recruit a highly motivated group leader in the area of structural cell biology/cryo-electron tomography to address fundamental questions in structural, molecular, cellular or environmental biology.

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Closes 20 September 2020

Staff Member in EMBL Heidelberg

Group Leader – Cell Biology and Biophysics

The Cell Biology and Biophysics (CBB) Unit is a vibrant interdisciplinary department where biologists, physicists, mathematicians and chemists work closely together. The Unit’s highly collaborative... The Cell Biology and Biophysics (CBB) Unit is a vibrant interdisciplinary department where biologists, physicists, mathematicians and chemists work closely together. The Unit’s highly collaborative research groups employ approaches ranging from advanced electron and light microscopy, chemical biology and biochemistry, genetics and functional genomics to bioimage informatics, modelling and computer simulations. The research in the Unit focuses on comprehensive understanding of the molecular mechanism of essential cellular functions, currently including transport, signalling, migration, differentiation and division. We are seeking to recruit two highly motivated group leaders who wish to carry out cutting-edge molecular cell biology research or imaging technology development. In the area of cell biology, we would for example welcome applications that plan to work in unusual, including marine, model systems, or that take a theoretical approach to model dynamic cell biological processes. In the area of imaging technology, we would for example welcome applications that develop novel microscopy technologies to probe the molecular or physical structure and function of cells.

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Closes 20 September 2020

Staff Member in EMBL Heidelberg

Group Leader – Developmental Biology

The Developmental Biology (DB) Unit is recruiting highly motivated scientists taking original approaches to elucidate the principles of multicellular development. Of particular interest are questions... The Developmental Biology (DB) Unit is recruiting highly motivated scientists taking original approaches to elucidate the principles of multicellular development. Of particular interest are questions relating to the emergence of a dynamic organization, at all scales, and the interplay between living systems and their environment that underlies developmental and phenotypic plasticity. Researchers in the unit use classical and develop new model organisms, and combine these with the power of quantitative experimentation, genetics, imaging and -omics approaches, synthetic biology, reduced (in vitro) systems and theoretical modelling, to create an integrative approach to modern developmental biology.

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Closes 20 September 2020

Staff Member in EMBL Heidelberg

Euro-BioImaging Bio-Hub - Coordinator Image Data Services

The Euro-BioImaging Bio-Hub hosted by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is seeking for a highly motivated data science professional to coordinate image data services of the newly... The Euro-BioImaging Bio-Hub hosted by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is seeking for a highly motivated data science professional to coordinate image data services of the newly established European research infrastructure Euro-BioImaging ERIC (www.eurobioimaging.eu). In October 2019, the European Commission has officially established Euro-BioImaging – which provides life scientists with open access to a broad range of technologies and resources in biological and biomedical imaging – as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC). Establishment of the Euro-BioImaging ERIC builds on over 10 years of preparatory work with active engagement of 25 national imaging communities, funded by the European Commission and coordinated by EMBL. From the beginning, Euro-BioImaging will build and offer image data services to the research community. The Euro-BioImaging Nodes support their users in data management and quality control. This includes image acquisition for user projects; data management, quality control, primary analysis and transfer to home base as well as advice to fulfil user’s data management plan (according to FAIR principles: https://www.go-fair.org/fair-principles/). The Euro-BioImaging Hub provides services for image data archiving and in the future plans to provide added-value data and knowledge bases for different domains of image data, as well as computational tools for image analysis and processing that can be used via the cloud. The provision of such powerful image data services for the community is of importance not only for the users of the infrastructure but for the life and computational science communities at large. In line with this mission, EMBL, as the host of Euro-BioImaging’s data services has recently launched the BioImage Archive as a new image data resource for the global scientific community.

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Closes 10 September 2020

Staff Member in EMBL-EBI Hinxton

Safety Data Scientist

An exciting opportunity has been created for a talented safety data scientist to work on methods to characterise and quantify the potential safety liabilities of drug targets. The position is funded... An exciting opportunity has been created for a talented safety data scientist to work on methods to characterise and quantify the potential safety liabilities of drug targets. The position is funded by the Open Targets initiative which is a public-private initiative between EMBL-EBI, GlaxoSmithKline, BMS, Takeda, Sanofi and the Sanger Institute to generate and integrate evidence on the validity of biological targets for drug development. Based in the ChEMBL Team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) the appointee will work with the Open Targets partners to curate data and develop pipelines that will help to inform on the potential safety liabilities of biological targets into the Open Targets Platform.

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Closes 17 August 2020

Staff Member in EMBL Heidelberg

Maintenance Technician

The Scientific Instruments Maintenance team is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the scientific equipment in EMBL Heidelberg Laboratories. The Scientific Instruments Maintenance team is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the scientific equipment in EMBL Heidelberg Laboratories.

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Closes 31 August 2020

Staff Member in EMBL-EBI Hinxton

Human Cell Atlas Technical Lead

The Archival Infrastructure and Technology (AIT) team is looking for a highly-experienced software engineer to provide technical leadership for the Human Cell Atlas (HCA) Data Coordination Platform... The Archival Infrastructure and Technology (AIT) team is looking for a highly-experienced software engineer to provide technical leadership for the Human Cell Atlas (HCA) Data Coordination Platform (DCP) team. We deliver software infrastructure that can support sharing the vast and diverse data collection efforts for the Human Cell Atlas project. The HCA is a cutting-edge initiative using recent technological advances that allows us to measure and observe individual human cells at scale. Labs all over the world are collecting vast volumes of data that will help us to understand health and disease better. As part of this team, you will support the HCA community sharing this data and increasing our understanding of human biology.You will lead the delivery of services that make single-cell data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reproducible (FAIR), as part of the Data Coordination Platform (HCA-DCP) for the HCA community. We build services that biologists and bioinformaticians use to submit datasets to the DCP, uploading terabytes of data at a time. This is big data, but the hardest challenge we face is variability, not volume, as we support submitters to accurately describe their experiments using our tools. As part of our team, you will have the chance to engage with our collaborators from the Broad Institute and the University of California Santa Cruz and influence the technical strategy of our services and the wider HCA-DCP.

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Closes 31 August 2020

Ancillary in EMBL Heidelberg

Kindergarten Helper / Kinderpflegekraft (m,w,d)

Wollen Sie Kinderpfleger/in im Betriebskindergarten eines renommierten Forschungsinstituts sein? Sie träumen davon, Kinder aus der ganzen Welt auf ihrem Weg ins Leben ganzheitlich zu begleiten? Sie... Wollen Sie Kinderpfleger/in im Betriebskindergarten eines renommierten Forschungsinstituts sein? Sie träumen davon, Kinder aus der ganzen Welt auf ihrem Weg ins Leben ganzheitlich zu begleiten? Sie sind kreativ, organisieren gerne und haben Lust, Verantwortung in der Erziehungspartnerschaft mit den Eltern zu übernehmen? Sie legen Wert darauf, jedes einzelne Kind individuell zu fördern und ihm die Zeit und den Raum zu geben, sich zu entfalten?Dann kommen Sie zu uns!

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Closes 14 August 2020

Staff Member in EMBL-EBI Hinxton

Bioinformatics Developer

We are seeking a highly motivated bioinformatics developer to help expand comparative genomics resources in Ensembl (www.ensembl.org), a world-leading provider of genomics data, infrastructure and... We are seeking a highly motivated bioinformatics developer to help expand comparative genomics resources in Ensembl (www.ensembl.org), a world-leading provider of genomics data, infrastructure and tools.The Earth Biogenome Project (https://www.earthbiogenome.org) aims to coordinate the sequencing, assembly and annotation of the genomes of all known species on the planet. This will provide unprecedented molecular-level insights into evolution and biodiversity, and for the first time we will be able to study the genomics of whole ecosystems. Ensembl will provide a platform for the annotation and comparison of these genomes. You will join the Ensembl comparative genomics team whose work spans computational biology, software development, large-scale compute, big data, workflow management and automation. We collaborate with consortia and communities from all over the world to compare an ever-increasing number of genomes and infer their evolutionary history.As part of the team, you will collaboratively develop high-throughput methods and pipelines that will enable Ensembl to grow to supporting tens-of-thousands of genomes in the next 5 years.

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Closes 28 August 2020

Staff Member in All EMBL Sites (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain)

Building Maintenance Officer

EMBL Facility Management is seeking to hire an experienced building maintenance officer to oversee all building and maintenance activities related to the refurbishment of the EMBL Epigenetics and... EMBL Facility Management is seeking to hire an experienced building maintenance officer to oversee all building and maintenance activities related to the refurbishment of the EMBL Epigenetics and Neurobiology Unit in Monterotondo (near Rome, Italy). Prior and during the refurbishment, collaboration with the architectural team, the project manager team and Headquarters Facility Management with the aim of ensuring both its success and the continuity of the Laboratory’s ongoing scientific activities will be paramount.

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Closes 16 August 2020

Staff Member in EMBL Heidelberg

Legal Officer - Data Protection

We are Europe’s flagship research laboratory for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and... We are Europe’s flagship research laboratory for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with more than 1700 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome. EMBL offers and maintains a vibrant, cooperative, team-oriented and open working atmosphere, and Legal Services is a diverse team of different nationalities and gender.The unit “Legal Services” is located in EMBL’s Headquarter in Heidelberg and has overall responsibility for all legal matters involving EMBL, both nationally as well as internationally. Given EMBL’s status as an International Organisation, its operation is governed by the rules of International Public and Private Law. The activities and decisions have to comply with the applicable regulations and rules in all countries in which EMBL has a presence.As an intergovernmental institution, EMBL has regulated data protection in EMBL's own Internal Policy, aligned with GDPR. Guidance on the application and interpretation of this Internal Policy is provided by the EMBL Data Protection Officer, who is also in charge of its implementation.

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Closes 24 August 2020

Staff Member in EMBL-EBI Hinxton

Pan-Prostate Cancer Group Data Manager

We are seeking a Data Manager to join the European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA) to provide project and data management for the Pan-Prostate Cancer Group of the International Cancer Genome Consortium... We are seeking a Data Manager to join the European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA) to provide project and data management for the Pan-Prostate Cancer Group of the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC PPCG). This is an exciting role that requires an understanding of the EGA core mission and an enthusiasm for interacting with external collaborators to enhance and grow the EGA in line with the FAIR principles.The EGA is a resource for permanent secure archiving and sharing of all types of potentially identifiable genetic and phenotypic data resulting from biomedical research projects. Its aim is to provide access to data, to foster data re-use, to enable reproducibility, and to speed up biomedical and translational research in line with the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) principles. As a part of the EGA team working with the PPCG, you will be responsible for managing data flow within EGA and among external resources as well as ensuring PPCG project milestones and deliverables are met. The ICGC PPCG is an international collaboration performing the synchronized analysis of over 2000 prostate genomes and exomes, including re-analysis of deep sequencing of tumour-normal pairs as well as realignment and variant calling using dockerized pipelines. These genomic data are linked to rich clinical annotation and a globally standardized pathology analysis of each sample. Supported by regular in-person meetings, this tri-continental consortium works through regular steering committee and working-group calls. To support these analyses, we are seeking a Data Manager to join the EGA team to harmonise analyses and reporting across member organisations of the PPCG, and to serve as a project coordinator for the PPCG Technical Working Group which is responsible for primary data analysis.

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Closes 21 August 2020

Postdoctoral Fellow in EMBL-EBI Hinxton

Postdoctoral Fellow – Birney Research

We are looking for an experienced post-doctoral fellow with a strong interest in health-related data science and proven expertise in genome wide association modelling to join the Birney and Gerstung... We are looking for an experienced post-doctoral fellow with a strong interest in health-related data science and proven expertise in genome wide association modelling to join the Birney and Gerstung research groups at EMBL-EBI as part of a Novo Nordisk funded consortium - Challenge.Denmark has an extremely advanced electronic heath care system allowing large scale linking of complex human traits to genetic variation. The data sets available within the Challenge project provide linkable health related and socioeconomic information to genome wide variation data allowing truly unique combined risk modelling opportunities. This project provides direct linkage across a diverse set of human traits with detailed genetic information. We are looking for a highly motivated computational geneticist or bioinformatician to join this exciting project, and to drive specific aspects of this cutting-edge research, including the analysis of complex human trait measurements using modern genetic association techniques.

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Closes 19 August 2020

Staff Member in EMBL-EBI Hinxton

Bioinformatician - WormBase

We are seeking a talented Bioinformatician to work on resources for nematode genomics at the EMBL European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI).Caenorhabditis elegans is a nematode worm studied... We are seeking a talented Bioinformatician to work on resources for nematode genomics at the EMBL European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI).Caenorhabditis elegans is a nematode worm studied extensively by scientists around the world as a model of human biology. WormBase (www.wormbase.org) is an international consortium dedicated to accelerating research using C. elegans and other nematodes by providing integrated information on its genome and genetics. The EMBL-EBI team act as the genomics and bioinformatics hub for the project, providing canonical reference genome sequences and annotation, and designing and deploying large-scale data curation, analysis and integration pipelines. The WormBase team at EMBL-EBI is part of a cluster of teams working on related genomics resources, including Ensembl (www.ensembl.org), and VEuPathDB (www.vupathdb.org). WormBase is also a founding member of Alliance of Genome Resources (www.alliancegenome.org), a major new international initiative to centralise certain aspects of the major Model Organism knowledgebases.

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Closes 17 August 2020

Staff Member in EMBL Heidelberg

Backend Engineer

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL, https://www.embl.de/), one of the highest-ranked scientific research organizations in the world, is looking for a Backend Engineer who will actively... The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL, https://www.embl.de/), one of the highest-ranked scientific research organizations in the world, is looking for a Backend Engineer who will actively contribute to software projects in the Alexandrov team in the field of spatial metabolomics. Our main project is METASPACE, an open-source cloud software platform for spatial metabolomics which helps address challenges in biology and medicine (http://metaspace2020.eu/). METASPACE has a loyal and growing community of users in academia and industry and is being developed by 3 software developers with active input from scientists locally and externally (https://twitter.com/metaspace2020).The key software tools and frameworks used in METASPACE are Python and JavaScript/TypeScript, AWS for computation, Apache Spark for massive parallel data processing, PostgreSQL and ElasticSearch for data storage, GraphQL and Node.js for API, and Vue.js for frontend. METASPACE is an open-source project with the code and project boards available at https://github.com/metaspace2020.We offer options of getting involved in scientific projects including applying machine and deep learning, as well as bioinformatics.

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Closes 14 August 2020

Staff Member in Grenoble, France

Research Technician

A Research Technician position is available in the High Throughput Crystallization Laboratory (HTX Lab) at EMBL Grenoble. The HTX lab is one of the largest platforms for automated macromolecular... A Research Technician position is available in the High Throughput Crystallization Laboratory (HTX Lab) at EMBL Grenoble. The HTX lab is one of the largest platforms for automated macromolecular crystallization screening in Europe and is offering services through Instruct and the EC-funded project iNEXT-Discovery. The Marquez Team has developed stream-lined pipelines for fragment screening by X-ray crystallography based on the CrystalDirect technology for automated crystal harvesting and the CRIMS software. These pipelines are applied to study targets of biotechnological and biomedical relevance. The successful candidate will contribute towards the operation of the HTX facility as well as the development of innovative methods in protein crystallography.

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Closes 15 August 2020

Staff Member in EMBL Heidelberg

Section Director (Bio-Hub and Data Services, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany)

Expressions of Interest are invited for the Directorate positions of the newly formed Euro-BioImaging ERICThe OrganisationEuro-BioImaging (https://www.eurobioimaging.eu) is the European landmark... Expressions of Interest are invited for the Directorate positions of the newly formed Euro-BioImaging ERICThe OrganisationEuro-BioImaging (https://www.eurobioimaging.eu) is the European landmark research infrastructure for biological and biomedical imaging technologies as recognised by the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI). Through Euro-BioImaging, life scientists can access cutting-edge imaging instruments, expertise, training opportunities and image data services that they might not find at their home institutions or among their collaboration partners. All scientists, regardless of their affiliation, area of expertise or field of activity can benefit from these open access services, which are provided with high quality standards by leading imaging facilities across Europe. The Euro-BioImaging ERIC is structured as a distributed Hub, which consists of Finland as the statutory seat, Italy as the medical imaging coordinator (Med-Hub) and EMBL as the biological imaging coordinator and host of the data services (Bio-Hub).Euro-BioImaging was granted the legal status of an ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium) on 29 Oct 2019, became fully operational in December 2019 and is currently supported by 16 members.The OpportunityThis is an exciting leadership opportunity to form the foundation senior management team as full-time employees to further build, develop and coordinate the recently established Euro-BioImaging ERIC. The mission of this new research infrastructure is to provide the European research community, collaborative partners and industry with world class imaging services that bridge biological and biomedical imaging and enable innovative and world-class research. Whatever the scale of imaging, Euro-BioImaging provides the tools and support to explore and answer research questions.The Directorate of Euro-BioImaging is composed of the Director General, the Section Director of the Med-Hub and the Section Director of the Bio-Hub. The role of the Directorate is to both provide advice to, and implement the decisions of, the Euro- BioImaging Board. In addition, the Directorate will be responsible for: the day-to-day management of the Organisation, promoting the research infrastructure nationally and internationally, ensuring the coordinated provision of access, services and training to state- of-the-art imaging technologies for all life scientists in Europe and beyond and finally, to foster liaison and cooperation across the broad bioimaging communities.Euro-BioImaging ERIC is now seeking to recruit the Directorate;Expressions of interest are therefore invited for the following roles: Director General (Statutory seat, Turku, Finland) Section Director (Med-Hub, CNR, Turin, Italy) Section Director (Bio-Hub and Data Services, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany)

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Closes 31 August 2020

Postdoctoral Fellow in Rome, Italy

Postdoctoral Fellow (ETPOD)

EMBL Rome, EMBL EBI (Hinxton) and the Italian Institute of Technology wish to jointly offer a postdoctoral programme that builds on the collaborative relationship of the institutes and furthers the... EMBL Rome, EMBL EBI (Hinxton) and the Italian Institute of Technology wish to jointly offer a postdoctoral programme that builds on the collaborative relationship of the institutes and furthers the understanding of molecular biology and disease and bioinformatics through world-class scientific research by generating new collaborative links between the EMBL and IIT.Researchers are supported by easy access to scientific expertise, well-equipped facilities and an active seminar programme.

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Closes 31 August 2020

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2020 EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdocs 4 (EIPOD4) Fellowships: call for applications

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the top life sciences research institutions in the world with sites in Grenoble, France; Heidelberg and Hamburg, Germany; Hinxton, UK; Rome,... The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the top life sciences research institutions in the world with sites in Grenoble, France; Heidelberg and Hamburg, Germany; Hinxton, UK; Rome, Italy; and Barcelona, Spain. The institute hosts an interdisciplinary Postdoctoral fellowship programme: the EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdoc (EIPOD 4) programme 4 which receives funding from Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions COFUND (grant agreement number 847543).EMBL and Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions COFUND will fund about 20 EIPOD Postdoctoral Fellowship positions involving at least two EMBL research groups in 2020. Applicants are invited to design an interdisciplinary research project of their choice according to their scientific interests. Each project must involve at least two EMBL research groups: one host laboratory and one or more partner laboratories. External partners from academia, industry, clinics and museums are welcome to participate. EIPODs are based at EMBL. Fellows may spend up to 6 months of their 3 year fellowship in an external partner lab.For more information on the fellowship programme and to apply please visit: www.embl.org/eipod4. The programme’s renumeration rates are available here.The deadline for submission of the online application is 9 September 2020. Interviews will take place from December 1-3rd in Heidelberg.

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Closes 9 September 2020

InternshipTrainee in EMBL Heidelberg

Rechtsreferendar/in

Die Rechtsabteilung des Laboratoriums beteiligt sich an der Ausbildung von Rechtsreferendaren in Baden-Württemberg im Rahmen der Station Rechtsanwalt II. Rechtsreferendare aus anderen Bundesländern... Die Rechtsabteilung des Laboratoriums beteiligt sich an der Ausbildung von Rechtsreferendaren in Baden-Württemberg im Rahmen der Station Rechtsanwalt II. Rechtsreferendare aus anderen Bundesländern sind ebenfalls eingeladen, sich zu bewerben. Die Zuordnung zu einem Ausbildungsabschnitt wird im Rahmen des Bewerbungsverfahrens gemeinsam mit dem Referendar und den diesen betreuenden Verwaltungsstellen vorgenommen. Auf die Erfordernisse der Prüfungsvorbereitung sowie Pflicht- und sonstiger Termine im Rahmen der Ausbildung wird bei der Vereinbarung der Präsenztage angemessen Rücksicht genommen.

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Closes 31 October 2020

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