ELIXIR Technical Project Officer (Service Management and Quality Assurance)


Job Description

We seek a talented and highly motivated individual to take overall responsibility for the technical project management of ELIXIR’s quality assurance processes, including the development of key performance indicators for ELIXIR services and the monitoring of these along with the establishment of effective reporting procedures.

Leading our service management and quality assurance work you will support the coordination of bioinformatics resources within ELIXIR Nodes’ into our interoperable and sustained ELIXIR service platforms and help implement long-term quality development and assurance processes across ELIXIR. You will also act as the liaison between ELIXIR services and our shared technical and data resource platforms and provide technical project management support to ensure delivery of agreed outcomes.

ELIXIR  is a unique undertaking that consolidates Europe’s bioinformatics resources, services, and national centres into a single, coherent infrastructure. ELIXIR ensures interoperable tools, long-term sustainability and the reuse of life-science data by supporting community standards and running common services. As a distributed research infrastructure ELIXIR is built upon the bioinformatics services provided by the national ELIXIR Nodes.

  The ELIXIR Hub is located at EMBL-EBI, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, and has excellent facilities in an attractive campus environment in the Cambridgeshire countryside with transport provided to nearby Cambridge and Saffron Walden.  At ELIXIR you would join a dynamic, international team. You will have frequent contact with our ELIXIR Nodes, located in our European member states, therefore occasional travel will be required.

Qualifications and Experience

Our ideal candidate will have:
• a university degree in the field of life-science, computer science, or another scientific, technical or engineering discipline with interest and experience of bioinformatics / medical informatics research.

• professional experience of delivery, monitoring and reporting scientific or technical services is essential. Experience of organising training or quality management programmes an asset.

• s/he has relevant project management experience in international research environment; proven ability to interact with multiple stakeholders to deliver and communicate results.

• s/he possesses excellent communication and presentation skills, and an ability to lead in a collaborative, international environment. Excellent English skills are essential.
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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.

We provide a dynamic, international working environment and have close ties with both the University of Cambridge and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

EMBL-EBI staff also enjoy excellent sports facilities, a free shuttle bus to Cambridge and other nearby centres, an active sports and social club and an attractive working environment set in 55 acres of parkland.

The initial contract is for a period of 3 years with the possibility of a fixed-term extension.

Application Instructions

We welcome applications irrespective of gender and appointment will be based on merit alone. Applications are welcome from all nationalities – visa information will be discussed in more depth with applicants selected for interview.

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Additional Information

Applications will close at 23:00 GMT on the date listed above.

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