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Assistant GenBank Biologist

Computercraft Corporation
Job Location
Bethesda, MD
Bethesda, MD 20814
United States
Job Description

Interested in an exciting and rewarding career in the bioinformatics sciences? Join our team of highly skilled and dedicated professionals working onsite at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) inBethesda,Maryland. Our scientists partner with computational biologists, database programmers, software developers, and other genomic science experts at the NIH'sNationalCenterfor Biotechnology Information (NCBI) to help build and maintain GenBank, the nucleotide sequence database for all publicly available gene sequences. Computercraft has provided scientific expertise to GenBank since 1991.


The role of the Assistant GenBank Biologist will be in support of a team of Ph.D. scientists working to build and maintain GenBank. Primary duties will include review of scientific literature for publication data relevant to GenBank database records and updating these records to include the current publication references. Additional duties will be associated with the administration and maintenance of the GenBank database and related NCBI resources.


This position requires a highly motivated individual with a B.S. in biology (or related field), excellent verbal and written communication skills. While this is not a computer programming position; it does require strong user level experience working with computers.


Additional information about GenBank is available at:


This is a full-time position working on site at NCBI, NIH, in Bethesda, Maryland, but the new hire will initially telework. Currently, all Computercraft employees at NIH are teleworking full time to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Employees will return to onsite work as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.

How to Apply

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Computercraft offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, and the opportunity for a positive work-life balance with a standard 40-hour work week and the chance to work alongside a team of highly accomplished professionals.


Computercraft is an equal opportunity employer.

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