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The Open Targets project aims to systematically identify and prioritise drug targets by combining genetic, clinical and functional genomics data. It is a shared initiative between the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), a global leader in the management, integration and analysis of public domain life science data; world-leading pharmaceutical companies GSK, Takeda, Sanofi and Bristol Myers Squibb, and the Wellcome Sanger Institute, a world-leading genomics institution with expertise in human genetics, cancer and infectious disease.
The Open Targets Platform integrates public domain data to enable target identification and prioritisation. The Open Targets Genetics Portal identifies targets based on GWAS and functional genomics. We complement data integration with large scale systematic experimental approaches to support target identification, prioritisation and validation.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Open Targets team, work in a diverse and dynamic environment, and help support the Open Targets consortium goals.
This is a three year contract with broad exposure to different areas within Open Targets (operations, project management, communications/design), with the opportunity for further training in each of these areas.
We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated individual to provide project management and operational support for the Open Targets Core team. You will support the ongoing delivery of the Open Targets Platform and Genetics Portal, helping the team build and execute development roadmaps, manage releases and ensure the team’s deliverables are executed on time, and risks are managed effectively.
You will also be responsible for the Open Targets service desk for queries and requests regarding the platform, as well as carrying out some QC to support releases. This role will include liaising with and managing data providers and supporting the Strategy Lead on communicating with partners in the pharmaceutical industry. This is a role suitable for a range of experiences including those early in their career or changing career path, as further training will be available.
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Join our diverse team to contribute to an innovative, large-scale, multi-year, public-private partnership that uses human genetics and genomics data for systematic drug target identification and prioritisation, and ultimately to help the development of more efficacious and safer treatments for patients.
You will have the opportunity to work within a dynamic team and expand your training and experience in operations, project management, communications and design.
At EMBL-EBI, we help scientists realise the potential of ‘big data’ in biology by enabling them to exploit complex information to make discoveries that benefit mankind. Working for EMBL-EBI gives you an opportunity to apply your skills and energy for the greater good. As part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), we are a non-profit, intergovernmental organisation funded by over 27 member states and two associate member states. We are located on the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK, and our 850 staff are engineers, technicians, scientists and other professionals from all over the world.
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. For more information about pay and benefits click here.
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.
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To apply please submit a covering letter and CV through our online system. Applications are welcome from all nationalities and this will continue after Brexit. For more information please see our website. 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.
This position is limited to the project duration specified.
Applications will close at 23:00 GMT on the date listed above.
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