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    Opportunity: Scientific Content Manager @ Computercraft Corporation -- Bethesda, MD (US)
    Submitted by Computercraft Corporation; posted on Thursday, November 21, 2013


    The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) creates databases and software for biomedical research, such as PubMed, PubMed Central, GenBank, and BLAST. As the number of databases and the volume of data grow, it can be difficult for people to find useful items, especially in databases that they are not familiar with. The NCBI has begun a "Discovery Initiative" to improve the interface to its databases, based on a mechanism that displays pieces of related content next to search results and database records.

    Computercraft seeks a Scientific Content Manager to help support this process. The successful candidate will be expected to help generate scientific content and interface ideas within the Discovery framework, oversee the development of these modules, manage their appearance on the public website, and monitor module usage using web analytics tools. In order to manage the scientific content, domain expertise in the life sciences and an understanding of how researchers use the scientific data is essential.


    • Collaborating with NCBI scientific group leaders and database developers to generate Discovery modules and content links
    • Participating in software development meetings to ensure content requirements guide development
    • Preparing designs and component mockups
    • Copy writing, preparing technical guidelines and documentation, and project summaries
    • Managing user feedback regarding usage of the modules
    • Monitoring usage of Discovery modules using web analytic tools


    • Biology background (MSc or PhD preferred)
    • Domain expertise and an understanding of how researchers use scientific data
    • Demonstrated writing ability
    • Analytical skills
    • Organizational and prioritizing skills


    Desired skills:
    • Experience as an editor or manager of a biomedical journal or website a plus
    • UI/UX experience a plus
    • Programming experience (Perl, Python) and SQL knowledge a plus


    This is a full time position.


    On the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland


    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 with accomplished scientists at NIH


    To apply for this position, please visit to submit your resume, cover letter and application information.


    Computercraft is an equal opportunity employer.

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