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'Genome Database Curator, FlyBase, Harvard University'

FlyBase seeks a full-time scientific curator/annotator to join our team at the Gelbart Lab in the Department for Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard. Curational responsibilities at the Harvard site include the scanning and abstracting of scientific literature on the molecular biology of Drosophila, annotation and analysis of Drosophila genome(s), coordination of the inclusion of high-throughput molecular data sets into FlyBase, and design of improved interfaces for providing molecular data to users. 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. This position is grant-funded.

Basic Qualifications: Ph.D. in molecular biology or genetics. Minimum three years experience with molecular genetics and Drosophila biology.

Additional Qualifications: Extensive Drosophilia research experience. Excellent communication skills in the English language, both written and oral. Enthusiasm, expertise and ideas concerning emerging directions in Drosophila biology and genomic/proteomic analysis. Familiarity with managing databases or spreadsheets and standardized formats (for example, GFF3, FASTA).

To Apply: Apply for this position at ASPIRE, the Harvard Recruitment Management System:

In addition, please contact William Gelbart (, and include a CV, a description of research experience and names of three references. Please cc your communication to senior curator Lynn Crosby ( and to the project administrative assistant, Carol Sutherland (

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