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    Opportunity: Sequence Read Archive Curator @ Computercraft -- Bethesda, MD (US)
    Submitted by Computercraft Corporation; posted on Friday, July 18, 2014

    BACKGROUND

    Computercraft seeks a highly skilled and self-motivated bioinformatics curator to join the Sequence Read Archive (SRA) group at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).

    The SRA is NIH's primary archive of high-throughput sequencing data. It is part of a cluster of the "Primary Data Archives" at NCBI, which includes GenBank. To learn more about the SRA database go to: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Traces/sra/
    Our scientists work with genomic 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.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    The successful candidate will receive, process, and solicit genetic sequencing data sets from scientific projects and investigators. Other job responsibilities include creating complete and accurate SRA records, analyzing sequence data and metadata to address questions about the content and helping administer and maintain the database.

    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 sequence analysis (experience with sequence analysis software is a plus)
    • The ability to work as part of a team
    • A strong desire to support public scientific databases such as SRA
    • A detail-oriented outlook coupled with a love for puzzle and problem solving
    All applicants must complete the SRA questionnaire as part of the application process.

    HOW TO APPLY

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

    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.

    POLICY

    Computercraft is an equal opportunity employer.

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