Data scientist – Biological imaging, EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, UK


Location:EMBL-EBI, Hinxton near Cambridge, UK
Staff Category:Staff Member
Contract Duration:3 years
Grading:6 (monthly salary starting at £2,994.54 after tax)
Closing Date:3 September 2019
Reference Number:EBI01462

Spectacular advances in light and electron microscopy is transforming life sciences, biomolecular imaging is the next big revolution in biology after DNA sequencing. For instance, scientists are now able to follow the fates of individual molecules in a living cell or image the development of an organism starting from a single fertilised cell. However, to utilise the full potential of these advances, data generated by different biological imaging projects need to be collected, integrated and analysed to extract biologically relevant information. Appropriate image processing and machine learning methods need to be developed, customised and applied to these data, alongside with human curation.

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.

For additional information please check the job offer.