[Drosophila] FlyBase Genome Database Curator/Annotator Position at
L. Sian Gramates
(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.
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.
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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