Research Associate, Biocurator, Closing date 19/04/2013

University College London
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£32,375 - £39,132 per annum


Job Description: 

The post is part of the Cardiovascular Annotation Initiative, a collaboration between UCL and the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), funded by the British Heart Foundation.

The Gene Ontology (GO) vocabulary is the established standard for the functional annotation of gene products. By using GO to curate scientific literature and by integrating results from high-quality high-throughput experiments, and by capturing protein-protein interaction data, we will create an information-rich resource for the cardiovascular-research community, enabling researchers to rapidly evaluate and interpret existing data and generate hypotheses to guide future research. The post holder will work as part of a small team to annotate and curate cardiovascular relevant gene information.

The position is funded for 5 years in the first instance.

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Key Requirements

The successful applicant will have a PhD in a relevant biological science. A strong attention to detail and methodical working style are essential. Those attributes are more important than previous experience in annotation, as training in this will be provided.

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Contact Information: 

Ruth Lovering email:

About Our Organization: 

UCL is one of the UK's premier universities and is ranked in the world's top 10. It is a world-class research and teaching institution based in London whose staff and former students have included 20 Nobel Prize winners. Founded in 1826, it was the only university in England at that time which admitted students regardless of race or religion. UCL was also the first to admit women on equal terms with men. Today, UCL is an inspiring university in which to work and study and it continues to thrive on the diversity and creativity of its community.

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