[Drosophila] FlyBase Genome Database Curator/Annotator Position at Harvard University

L. Sian Gramates via dros%40net.bio.net (by sian from morgan.harvard.edu)
Thu Nov 5 16:16:04 EST 2009

Genome Database Curator/Annotator, Biological Laboratories, Harvard 

FlyBase seeks a full-time Ph.D.-level scientific curator/annotator to 
join the FlyBase team in the Dept. of Molecular & Cellular Biology at 
Harvard University, Cambridge, under the direction of Prof. William 
Gelbart. This is a full-time staff position.

Job description:
Curational responsibilities at the Harvard site include the scanning and 
abstracting of analysis of current literature on the molecular biology 
of Drosophila, annotation and analysis of the Drosophila melanogaster 
genome, coordination of the inclusion of high- throughput molecular 
datasets into FlyBase, and design of improved interfaces for providing 
molecular data to the user scientific research community. Curators work 
as a part of a team, interacting with biologists at other FlyBase sites, 
and coordinating with software engineers to develop and improve 
software. Curators also interface with the scientific community, 
assisting users on-line and at research conference workshops.

FlyBase is constantly evolving, seeking both to improve and to expand 
its role within the Drosophila and wider scientific communities. The 
ideal applicant will be enthusiastic about participating in this 
process, bringing to the FlyBase group expertise and ideas concerning 
emerging directions in Drosophila biology and genomic/proteomic analysis.

Required Education, Experience, Skills:
Ph.D. in molecular biology or genetics. Experience with molecular 
genetics and Drosophila biology are essential.

To apply:
Please contact William Gelbart (gelbart from morgan.harvard.edu), and include 
a CV, a description of research experience and names of three 
references. Please cc your communication to the senior curator, Dr. 
Beverley Matthews (bmatthew from morgan.harvard.edu).

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