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Linux System Administrator (Indiana University site)

The FlyBase group at Indiana University has a position available for a Research Associate specializing in System Administration.

The selected candidate will be responsible for working with the FlyBase web development group to create, maintain and extend all aspects of the public interface of FlyBase. The initial appointment is for one year, renewable annually based on satisfactory performance. Responsibilities to include system administration of on-premise and cloud infrastructure (installing, configuring, monitoring, security, backups, optimizing, documenting, etc.), helping to design, implement, run, and maintain ETL pipelines, and working with the development team to improve or develop new solutions to meet project goals.

BA or BS in Computer Science or a related field and 3+ years of Linux system administration experience required.

Must be well organized, detail-oriented, strong interpersonal skills, and able to work effectively with minimal supervision. Must also have experience with scripting languages such as Bash, Perl, Python, etc. Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Docker is a plus.

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Drosophila Neuroanatomy Biocurator (Cambridge, UK)

We are seeking to recruit a Drosophila Neuroanatomy Biocurator to join our team at the University of Cambridge. The post is suitable for those with an undergraduate degree (Research Assistant level) or post-PhD (Research Associate level).

The post holder will contribute to two Drosophila databases: Virtual Fly Brain (VFB; and FlyBase ( If you are looking for a fulfilling, fly-related career away from the bench, and enjoy the challenge of organising complex data and presenting it clearly and concisely, then this is the job for you!

Virtual Fly Brain is a resource that helps Drosophila neuroscientists map and visualize neuronal circuits, and find the experimental reagents to manipulate the circuits to reveal their role in perception, learning, memory and complex behaviours. The successful applicant will aid this process in three ways: 1) by annotating the expression of Gal4 drivers within the adult brain, using data from large scale datasets and the primary research literature; 2) assisting in the integration of connectomics data and single-cell RNA sequencing datasets; and 3) leading the effort to assess the functionality of improvements to the website, by recruiting members of the local neuroscience community and working with them and other VFB members to perform usability testing of the website. Much of the curated data will also be integrated into FlyBase, the primary community resource for Drosophila genetic, genomic and functional data.

Closing date: 14th February 2020

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