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    Opportunity: Genome Assembly Data Management Specialist @ Computercraft Corporation--Bethesda, MD (US)
    Submitted by Computercraft Corporation; posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2012


    Computercraft seeks a Genome Assembly Data Management Specialist. The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) recently established a database of genome assemblies that provides the scientific community with information about the structure and sequence content of each version of an assembled genome. We are seeking a biologist experienced in working with Linux/UNIX and SQL to help maintain the highest quality data content, along with comprehensive representation, in NCBI's Assembly resource.

    The successful candidate will investigate errors, inconsistencies and deficiencies in the data stored in NCBI's Assembly resource and then use web-based interfaces, command-line tools and specialized databases to correct the genome assembly data. The successful candidate will work onsite at the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in Bethesda MD.


    • Monitor and respond to reports of data issues in the Assembly database
    • Investigate and correct data errors using both GUI and command-line tools
    • Load missing assembly data
    • Design checks for data consistency in the Assembly database and between the Assembly database and related NCBI resources
    • Collaborate with other scientists and programmers to ensure the highest quality data content for NCBI's Assembly resource
    • Provide help documentation and FAQs for the Assembly resource
    • Write protocols and SOPs for assembly data curation


    • Biology knowledge (minimum: Masters of Science in a Biological field, or equivalent)
    • Experience with genomics desirable
    • Linux/UNIX experience
    • Experience with SQL
    • Scripting experience in Perl
or Awk desirable
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Detail-oriented perspective
    • Interest in contributing to public database resources


    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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