ClinVar Curator

Computercraft Corporation
Job Location
Bethesda, MD
Job Description

Computercraft seeks a highly motivated individual who will use his or her expertise in clinical genetics to process submissions and curate data in NCBI’s ClinVar database. ClinVar is a public archive of variants and ­interpretations of their clinical significance:

This is an exciting opportunity to improve resources and contribute to datasharing efforts in the medical genetics community.  The successful candidate will work on-site at the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in Bethesda, Maryland. 


  • Evaluate and process submissions to ClinVar which include data describing variants, diseases/phenotypes, interpretations, and evidence
  • Communicate with submitters to ensure accurate representation of the data
  • Collaborate with development staff
  • Educate users by contributing to public documentation and responding to user inquiries
  • Review variant and disease/phenotype data
  • Ph.D. in genetics or M.S. in genetic counseling with ABGC certification
  • 2+ years of experience with human variant interpretation in a clinical setting, either performing interpretation in a clinical testing laboratory or delivering interpretation results to patients
  • Strong logic, problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent general computers skills, including familiarity with spreadsheets
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to adhere to established procedures
  • A detail-oriented perspective
  • A strong desire to support public scientific databases such as ClinVar
How to Apply

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About Our Organization

Computercraft offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits package, the opportunity for excellent work-life balance with a standard 40 hour work week, and the chance to work with accomplished scientists at NIH/NCBI. 

Computercraft is an equal opportunity employer.

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