Scientific Database Curator
Location: EMBL-EBI, Hinxton near Cambridge, UK
Staff Category: Staff Member
Contract Duration: 3 years
Grading: 5 (monthly salary starting at 2,738.29 after tax)
Closing Date: 29 September 2020
Reference Number: EBI01684
We are looking for a Scientific Database Curator to join the Cellular Structure
& 3D Bioimaging team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI).
This is a fantastic opportunity to work as part of the latest research in the
field. The team consists of an international and inter-disciplinary mix of
professionals including scientists and IT specialists.
EMBL-EBI is a world-leader in archiving and disseminating 3D biomacromolecular
and cellular structure data. The Cellular Structure & 3D Bioimaging team plays
a key role in the dissemination of 3DEM data through the EMDB (emdb-empiar.org)
and EMPIAR (empiar.org) public archives. We develop and provide advanced tools
and web-resources for searching, analyzing and visualizing structural data for
the benefit of structural biologists and the wider scientific community.
The post holder will augment the cryo electron microscopy (cryo-EM) domain
expertise in the CS3DB team and work on a project involving the annotation and
biocuration of the EMDB/PDB and EMPIAR archives. The biocuration activity with
also involve improving the integration of EMDB and EMPIAR data with other
This project also involves making resources more accessible to a broader
spectrum of biomedical users. The post holder will therefore help with user-
experience (UX) testing, outreach and training. The position will require
You should have a PhD degree in a structural biology related field (e.g., X-ray
crystallography, NMR and 3DEM) and at least one year s experience in cryo-E
Excellent written and oral communication skills, fluency in English, ability to
work in a team, and attention to detail are required.
You might also have
Previous experience of structural deposition, bio-curation, UX testing,
outreach and training would be beneficial, as would the demonstrated ability to
take initiative, learn quickly and adapt to new challenges.
Why join us
EMBL-EBI is a worldwide leader in bioinformatics. s 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 encourage personal and professional development and are committed to
ensuring our employees feel valued, supported and empowered to reach their
potential at work.
In addition, our employees have access to a wide range of benefits including
Surrounded by picturesque South Cambridgeshire countryside, our Campus provides
employees with a relaxed atmosphere where the pursuit of scientific discovery
and meaningful work, underpin every role.
* 30 days annual leave per year plus 8 bank holidays
* Flexible work arrangements
* Unique pension scheme including 17% employer contribution
* Annual salary review
* Private medical insurance for you and your immediate family (including
all prescriptions and generous dental & optical cover)
* Death benefit, long-term care, accident at work and unemployment
* Relocation package including installation grant (if required)
* On-site library and subsidised on-site gym and cafeteria
* Casual dress code
* Free shuttle bus to and from Campus
* Extensive sports and social club activities (run on campus and remotely)
* Family benefits : Onsite nursery, child sick leave, generous parental
leave, holiday clubs on campus and monthly family and child allowances
* Benefits for non UK residents: Visa exemption, education grant for
private schooling, financial support to travel back to your home country
every second year and a monthly non-resident allowance
What else you need to know
To view a copy of the full job description please click here.
To apply please submit a covering letter and CV through our online system. EMBL
is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer. Applications are encouraged from
all nationalities and this has continued after Brexit. For more information
please see our website. Visa information will be discussed in more depth with
applicants selected for interview.
This position is limited to the project duration specified.
Applications will close at 23:00 BST on the date listed above. More Data
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