Location: EMBL-EBI, Hinxton near Cambridge, UK
Type: Academic staff
European Bioinformatics Institute, a part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL-EBI), in collaboration with Dundee University and the Euro-BioImaging infrastructure project, is launching BioImage Archive – a reference database of biological images of different scales – from molecules to whole organisms. In collaboration with Dundee University we have recently obtained funding from the Wellcome Trust to facilitate this development. We are now looking for a data scientist with experience in machine learning and image processing.
As the work on BioImage Archive project will be expanding at EMBL-EBI, the post will offer a personal scientific growth opportunity.
You will be a member of Brazma group at EMBL-EBI, but will work closely with Uhlmann and Sarkans groups, as well as with Swedlow’s group at Dundee University. You will also be working with the EMBL-EBI’s Training Team, as the developing a training material for utilising bioimage data and analysis methods is among the goals for the Wellcome Trust funding. The post is for 36 months.
Knowledge of and experience with machine learning algorithms is expected.
An interest in science, and in particular in biology related problems.
The post holder must be a team player with good communication skills, but must be able to work independently.
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Why join us
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.
What else you need to know
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.