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EMBL Bioinformatician Job Available – MSc/PhD Bioinformatics Apply Online

EMBL Bioinformatician Job Available – MSc/PhD Bioinformatics Apply Online



Hinxton, UK

We are looking for a bioinformatician to join the Open Targets data team. We are seeking an enthusiastic team member to expand our informatics platforms through the integration and analysis of a wide array of biological data to enhance drug discovery.

In this role you will actively develop pipelines that analyze, interpret and integrate our growing experimental research data with public domain data. This will require benchmarking the approaches against appropriate metrics and the development of processes to migrate these pipelines into the Open Targets software ecosystem. You will work in a multidisciplinary team and interact closely with experimentalists, data analysts, academic and industry scientists, and the Open Targets core development team. We are looking for someone with experience in data integration and benchmarking, developing production-ready pipelines, and enthusiasm to work with interesting biological datasets.

Open Targets (OT) is a public-private partnership aiming to systematically identify and prioritize drug targets by integrating complex biological data in a pre-competitive environment. As an open-source project, the Open Targets platform ( and Genetics Portal ( organize and present large amounts of biomedical data to publicly facilitate the drug discovery decision-making process.

Your role

Working as part of a dynamic and collaborative team with members that come from various professional backgrounds and countries across the world, you will be responsible for:

  • The collection and integration of data across OT projects and publicly available resources for target-disease associations and target attribute prioritization into the OT informatics ecosystem/resources
  • Designing, developing, and improving robust and testable data integration pipelines to facilitate target selection and development of appropriate benchmarks.
  • Collaborating with scientists from Open Targets experimental projects to optimize approaches for analyzing and representing experimental data to aid target identification and prioritization.

Apply now

Closing date: 22 March 2024

Contract duration: 3 years

Grading: Grade 5 (monthly salary of £3,090 after tax) + benefits

Reference number: EBI02226

You have

  • BA/MSc/PhD in computer science, bioinformatics, or equivalent
  • Fluent programming skills in Python.
  • Experience with version control
  • Experience with biological datasets
  • Ability to communicate clearly with project stakeholders and colleagues, including scientific and technical experts
  • Ability to communicate ideas and results effectively
  • Ability to work independently and organize own workload

You should be able to demonstrate the ability to work well with colleagues and to collaborate with external partners. You must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong self-motivation, and enjoy working in a stimulating, multi-cultural team.

You might also have

  • Experience in functional genomics and genetics data analysis and integration
  • Experience in building reproducible, integrative data pipelines.
  • Understanding of statistical methods of complex disease genetics such as GWAS, whole genome/exome sequencing analyses, identification and QC of variants
  • Knowledge of human genetics, genomics
  • Interest in data visualization for the web (e.g., D3, Canvas, SVG)

Apply here

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Shekhar Suman is the Co-founder of BioTecNika Info Labs Pvt. Ltd. He is an Entrepreneur, Writer, Public Speaker, and a Motivational Coach. In his career, he has mentored more than 100,000+ students toward success in the Biopharma Industry. He heads the BioTecNika Group, which comprises,, and An avid reader and listener who is passionate about BioSciences. Today Biotecnika is India's largest Biotech Career portal, with over 5 Million subscribers from academia & Industry. It's ranked among the top 50 websites worldwide in the Biology category.


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