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Opportunity: GenBank Genomes Biologist @ Computercraft Corporation -- Bethesda, MD (US)
Submitted by Computercraft Corporation; posted on Tuesday, December 10, 2013
BACKGROUND:
Computercraft seeks a highly skilled and self motivated biologist to join the GenBank Genomes processing group to work on the Whole Genomes Shotgun (WGS) Database at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). The successful candidate will work with researchers to prepare their data for release to the public database. Candidates with strong computer skills and experience in DNA sequence analysis are encouraged to apply. This is an ideal position for a fast learner with a love for puzzles and problem solving.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The WGS database staff processes incomplete genomes or incomplete chromosomes that are being sequenced by a whole genome shotgun strategy. It is part of a cluster of sequencing data repositories and is located under the "Primary Data Archives" at NCBI, which includes GenBank.

To learn more about the WGS database go to: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genbank/wgs
Our scientists work with genome experts on-site at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland to create and enhance a suite of databases and cutting edge tools available to researchers worldwide.

REQUIREMENTS:
* A Ph.D. in molecular biology or a related field
* Extensive laboratory experience in molecular biology
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* An aptitude for DNA sequence analysis (experience with DNA sequence analysis software is a plus)
* The ability to work both independently and as part of a team
* A strong desire to support public scientific databases such as GenBank and WGS
* A detail-oriented outlook coupled with a love for puzzle and problem solving

COMPENSATION:
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/NCBI.

HOW TO APPLY:
To apply for this position or learn about other Computercraft job opportunities, please visit the Careers section of our website: http://www.computercraft-usa.com/

POLICY:
Computercraft is an equal opportunity employer.

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