Drosophila biocurator (Cambridge, UK)
FlyBase seeks a full-time biocurator to join the existing group at the University of Cambridge, UK (http://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/research/flybase.html). If you are looking for a fulfilling, fly-related career away from the bench, and enjoy the challenge of organizing complex data and presenting it clearly and concisely, then this is the job for you!
The primary responsibility of the FlyBase-Cambridge site is to identify genetic data from scientific articles concerning Drosophila and to record these data in a systematic manner. The data we capture include all genetic objects (genes, alleles, transgenic constructs, etc.) plus associated information such as phenotypes, genetic interactions, gene product functions and models of human disease. Curated data are subsequently integrated into the FlyBase database and made freely available via our website.
Established staff also: research strategies to improve data curation; work with other FlyBase sites to improve data display/querying on the website; interact with our user community by answering HelpMail and giving presentations/workshops at research conferences; have the opportunity to develop programming skills; contribute to FlyBase publications.
- a biological sciences degree
- post-graduate research experience using Drosophila
- the ability to identify and organize specified data
- be able to work efficiently (i.e both quickly and accurately)
- good communication skills, including excellent written and spoken English
- strong self-motivation as well as the ability to work in a team
Useful skills/experience include:
- familiarity with databases
- familiarity with ontologies
- annotation/curation experience
To apply, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/6924/ Closing date: 7 October 2015