Scientific Curation Leader

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    London, England

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    Life Sciences

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    Janne Bate

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    over 1 year ago

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An experienced leader is required for scientific curation strategy, leading the curation team, delivering curation services, and communicating the benefits of biocuration.

The person works closely with the Scientific Curators, Clinical Geneticists and Bioinformaticians within the company to deliver curation requirements to deadlines and interact with experts across the UK and internationally.
Developing the curation strategy and road map
Developing, maintaining and evaluating frameworks, tools and processes to support delivery of the curation strategy and plans
Delivering effective curation services
Inspiring and leading, training and supporting a team of Scientific Curators
Planning and delivery of curation requirements and documentation within deadlines
Monitoring the performance and impact of curation services and insights
Interacting and communicating internally and externally
Supporting the promotion of curation endeavours and collaborations
Leading on curation-based knowledge sharing internally and externally
Expertise in scientific curation
BSc or higher in genetics, biological sciences or equivalent, and an in-depth understanding of genetic variation and genomics.
Experience in the curation of scientific knowledge for the interpretation of human genomes.
Solid biocuration experience, with a strong background in genetics and human disease based on careful evidence assessment
Extensive experience mapping genetic variants to reference sequences and standardised variant nomenclature.
Good understanding of terminologies, ontologies and standards used in genomic medicine and biocuration
Ability to prepare reports and publications.

In depth experience writing and reviewing scientific literature, experimental procedures.
Deep knowledge of other population scale genome sequencing, biocuration guidelines and initiatives
Experience of using genetic and disease-based databases.
Working knowledge of clinical genetics guidelines such as those from ESHG, ACGS, ACMG, AMP, etc
Obsessive attention to detail.
Strong customer-service orientation and proven experience in partnership working with customers

Passion for working together to achieve great outcomes for patients and the NHS
Recognised as a great coach and enabler of others to reach their full potential.
Enthusiastic and experienced in leading and nurturing teams.
Excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with a large body of complex internal and external stakeholders and explaining complex science to non-experts