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    Opportunity: Viral Genome Curator w/NCBI @ Computercraft--Bethesda, MD (US)
    Submitted by Computercraft Corporation; posted on Friday, May 07, 2010


    Computercraft seeks a Viral Genome Curator to maintain a reference set of viral genomes within the RefSeq database and use these to develop web based viral genome resources.

    The successful candidate will work onsite at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Our scientists work with genomics experts at the NIH's National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to create and enhance the suite of databases and tools available to researchers worldwide.


    • Analyze and review available viral genome sequences using specialized databases, bioinformatics software, and literature.
    • Generate publicly released reference genomes containing the most complete and accurate sequence, annotation, and meta data possible.
    • Perform computational biology analysis of viral genomes and proteins.
    • Curate the NCBI protein clusters database and develop protein function annotation.
    • Correspond and collaborate with external experts to ensure that genome records contain accurate information and conduct database quality control by manual and electronic methods.
    • Work with groups of computer scientists to identify problems and recommend enhancements to analytical, processing, and statistical software.


    • A Ph.D. in molecular biology or virology
    • Experience in protein/RNA/DNA sequence analysis and bioinformatics software
    • Hands-on laboratory experience and computer expertise
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills


    Computercraft offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package including PPO 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 alongside accomplished scientists at NIH/NCBI.


    To apply for this position or learn about other Computercraft job opportunities, please visit the Careers section of our website:

    Computercraft is an equal opportunity employer.

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