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    Opportunity: Whole Genome Shotgun Database Biologist @ Computercraft--Bethesda, MD (US)
    Submitted by Computercraft Corporation; posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2011


    Computercraft seeks a Whole Genome Shotgun Database Biologist to receive, process and maintain genetic sequencing data sets from incomplete genomes and incomplete chromosomes. The individual will analyze sequence data and 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.

    This is a full-time position located on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The individual will work together with experts from NIH's National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM).


    • A Ph.D. in molecular biology or a related field
    • An aptitude for DNA sequence analysis
    • Experience in molecular biology or related field
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • A highly organized, detail-oriented outlook
    • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team
    • A strong desire to support public scientific databases such as GenBank


    Desired Skills:
    • Experience with Perl, sh, or other shell scripting languages in LINUX environment
    • Familiarity with next-gen DNA sequencing technology
    • Familiarity with public molecular biology resources, such as GenBank, UniProt, or PDB


    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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