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Computercraft is a premier employer for high level scientific and information technology experts. Our dedicated and diverse team of professionals execute innovative health information and life sciences projects that affect human health worldwide.

Qualified candidates who enjoy team interaction and problem-solving with a results-oriented focus, are invited to submit a resume and application for consideration. 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 a team of highly accomplished professionals.

Computercraft is an equal opportunity employer.


RefSeq Curator

Location: NIH/NCBI - Bethesda, Maryland
Job Code: RSC032213
# of openings: 1

Description

Computercraft seeks a highly motivated individual who will use his or her biological expertise to define RefSeq sequence standards, contribute to functional annotation of both sequence records and NCBI’s Gene resource, and contribute to Sybase database QA and batch data updates. The NCBI Reference Sequence (RefSeq) project provides reference sequence standards that are used internationally for genome annotation, variation analysis, and expression studies.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the RefSeq project while using state-of-the art computational tools and databases.  You will work on-site at the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in Bethesda, Maryland. 

Responsibilities:  

  • Evaluate and analyze sequence data to provide the most complete and accurate reference sequence to define coding and non-coding transcripts, protein products, and genomic regions
  • Support RefSeq data quality by identifying data errors and updating Sybase database content using SQL
  • Review literature and database resources and resolve database conflicts to provide gene-specific information for display in Gene
  • Communicate with other scientists to ensure the highest quality data content for RefSeq records and the Gene database
  • Contribute toward an international collaborative effort to define genes for human and other organisms
  • Coordinate with model organism databases and other organism-specific interest groups to ensure timely processing of genomic sequence data and accurate display of annotation in NCBI resources

Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in molecular biology or a related field
  • Extensive experience with sequence analysis of higher eukaryotes
  • Some prior knowledge of Unix/Linux and SQL
  • Strong logic, problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to adhere to established procedures
  • A detail-oriented perspective
  • Postdoctoral experience on a genomics project is advantageous     
  • A strong desire to support public scientific databases such as RefSeq and Gene

This is an intellectually challenging, detail-oriented position which will provide an excellent opportunity to use your biology expertise in a non-laboratory position. For more information about the RefSeq project and Gene, please see:

RefSeq: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/RefSeq/

Gene: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gene/

 

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 alongside accomplished scientists at NIH/NCBI. 

 

 

Computercraft is an equal opportunity employer.



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