Scientific Content Curator

Organization: 
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Job Location: 
Farmington, CT
Job Description: 

The Scientific Content Curator for the Clinical Genomics and Genetics Services unit at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine based in in Farmington, CT will work to curate information about human genetic variance applicable to the JAX clinical offerings. The content curator will collect and integrate data from scientific literature and databases and compile the data into a format compatible with clinical reporting. The Content Curator will also function as a member of the Clinical Report Writer team. In this function, the Content Curator will work closely with technical writers and members of the computational science team, with guidance from the Clinical Lab Director to format and deliver a comprehensive clinical report.
Responsibilities:
• Partnering with internal resources and external databases the Content Curator will curate genetic variance and therapeutic knowledge information that applies to current and future JAX clinical offerings.
• Perform regular evaluations of new products in the biocuration space and assess their relevance to JAX curation services.
• Partner with the computational sciences group to integrate and test new curation tools into internal databases.
• Partner closely with the Clinical Lab Director and other Clinical Report Writers to design and update the JAX clinical report, integrating feedback from team members and external customers.
• Assist the Clinical Technical Information Scientist in creating technical and educational materials to support JAX clinical service offerings.

Requirements: 

• PhD in genetics, genomics, cellular biology, molecular biology or an equivalent plus two years related experience required.
• Demonstrated knowledge of next-generation sequencing technology, genomics, molecular diagnostics or cancer biology.
• Previous experience as a curator preferred.
• Demonstrated effectiveness in technical writing and oral presentations.
• Working knowledge of curation systems and the ability to critically evaluate new systems required.
• Strong attention to detail required.
• Ability to function as part of a matrixed organization and work as a team player required.

Contact Information: 

All interested individuals should apply on-line at www.jax.org, Career Opportunities, referring to job requisition #4240. Applications should include a Cover Letter and CV. When candidates are otherwise equally qualified, JAX will give preference to the Connecticut resident. The Jackson Laboratory is an EOE/AA employer.

About Our Organization: 

The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution based in Bar Harbor, Maine, with a facility in Sacramento, Calif., and a new genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Conn. We employ more than 200 Ph.D. scientists and a total of more than 1,400 employees. In 2011 and 2012, researchers voted The Jackson Laboratory among the world’s top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in a poll conducted by The Scientist, a magazine for people working in the life sciences. The Laboratory draws on an 83-year reputation for excellence in mammalian genetics, built on the groundbreaking discoveries of its own researchers and on the development and global distribution of the most diverse collection of genetically unique mouse strains in the world. The Jackson Laboratory is a National Cancer Institute – designated cancer center. Our research covers a broad range of genetic disorders, including cancer, diabetes, neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders, autoimmune disorders, and conditions related to reproduction, development and aging. The Laboratory’s mission is to discover the genetic basis for preventing, treating and curing disease, and to enable research and education for the global biomedical community.