RefSeq Curator

Organization
Computercraft Corporation
Job Location
Bethesda, MD
Salary
Competitive salary and benefits package
Job Description

Computercraft seeks a highly motivated individual who will use his or her biological expertise to define RefSeq sequence standards and to contribute functional annotation of both the sequence record and the companion resource, NCBI’s Gene database. The NCBI Reference Sequence (RefSeq) project provides reference sequence standards that are used internationally for genome annotation. RefSeqs provide a stable reference for gene characterization, mutation analysis, expression studies, and polymorphism discovery.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the RefSeq project while using state-of-the art computational tools and databases.  You will work on-site at the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in Bethesda, Maryland. 

Responsibilities:  

  • Evaluate and analyze sequence data to provide the most complete and accurate reference sequence to define coding and non-coding transcripts, protein products, and genomic regions
  • Review literature and database resources and resolve database conflicts to provide gene-specific information for display in Gene
  • Communicate with other scientists to ensure the highest quality data content for RefSeq records and the Gene database
  • Contribute toward an international collaborative effort to define genes for human and other organisms
  • Coordinate with model organism databases and other organism-specific interest groups to ensure timely processing of genomic sequence data and accurate display of annotation in NCBI resources

 

This is an intellectually challenging, detail-oriented position which will provide an excellent opportunity to use your biology expertise in a non-laboratory position. For more information about the RefSeq project and Gene, please see:

RefSeq: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/RefSeq/

Gene: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gene/

Requirements
  • Ph.D. in molecular biology or a related field
  • Extensive experience with sequence analysis of higher eukaryotes
  • Strong logic, problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to adhere to established procedures
  • A detail-oriented perspective
  • Postdoctoral experience on a genomics project is advantageous     
  • A strong desire to support public scientific databases such as RefSeq and Gene
How to Apply

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/

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