Director of Open Targets

A Wellcome Sanger Institute contract Closing date: 24 April 2018

We are seeking a Director of Open Targets to advance the science of target identification, prioritisation and validation.

The role will require you to work with the partner organisations to ensure the evolution of an aligned and ambitious strategy with clearly defined goals and milestones. You will sustain and grow Open Targets through recruitment and renewal of industrial partners. You will champion Open Targets approach with the academic and industrial community and develop Open Targets through the recruitment of world-leading scientists and the establishment of additional funding streams.

The role will have an initial five-year tenure however subject to successful review it is envisaged that the role will thereafter be subject to rolling 5-year review.

More details at the Sanger website

Project Manager: Open Targets Platform Project

Core Open Targets Platform Group at the EMBL-EBI Closing date: 8 April 2018

We are looking for an experienced project manager to support the core Open Targets platform project involved in large-scale biological data analysis and integration for target identification and prioritisation (

Responsibilities will involve day to day project management of the process that generates the Open Targets platform as well as other Open Targets products, setting priorities in line with agreed strategy, maintaining the project roadmaps and ensuring deliverables are met on time. The postholder will interact with both the Open Targets teams and connected teams at EBI to ensure delivery, establish release schedules and ensuring stability and reproducibility of production systems. The post represents an excellent opportunity to be involved in the development of the core data integration within Open Targets in the evolving field of drug target identification and prioritisation.

The position is based in dedicated Open Targets space within EMBL-EBI and reports to the Open Targets Science Director.

More details at the EMBL website