Fungal RefSeq Curator
4/15/2015 9:59 AM
Computercraft seeks a highly motivated individual who will use his or her biological expertise to support 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. Curators work on-site at the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in Bethesda, Maryland.
- Evaluate and analyze sequence data from Fungi to provide the most complete and accurate reference sequences to define coding and non-coding transcripts, protein products, and genomic regions
- Analyze phylogenetic trees supporting functional annotation and verifying species identification of genome data.
- Communicate with other scientists to ensure the highest quality data content for RefSeq records and the Gene database
- 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
- Collaborate with other scientists to expand the content for RefSeqs fungal genome ITS and rRNA records
- Contribute toward NCBI initiatives to improve Fungal genome resources
- Ph.D. in molecular biology and/or genomics of Fungi, or a related field Postdoctoral experience
- Extensive experience with functional genome annotation of Fungi
- Extensive experience with evaluating structural annotation of Fungi genomes
- Experience in phylogenetic analysis of fungal sequences
- 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
- A strong desire to support public scientific databases such as RefSeq and Gene
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:
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Computercraft offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package including health insurance with 100% company paid premiums, 401K program with matching, paid time off and holiday pay, life insurance, flexible spending and disability coverage. We offer an excellent work life balance with a standard 40 hour work week and the chance to work alongside accomplished scientists at NIH/NCBI.
Computercraft is an equal opportunity employer