Computercraft seeks a highly motivated individual who will use his or her expertise in human 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: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/clinvar/
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
- 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 balance multiple tasks in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
- Ability to adhere to established procedures
- A detail-oriented perspective
- A strong desire to support public scientific databases such as ClinVar
- 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
- Familiarity with disease and phenotype databases
To apply for this position or learn about other Computercraft job opportunities, please visit the Careers section of our website: http://www.computercraft-usa.com/
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.