FlyBase Curator Vacancy:
The FlyBase group at the University of Cambridge is seeking candidates for
a literature curator. The group is headed by Michael Ashburner, in the
Department of Genetics, and includes three literature curators and one
computer scientist. The group is primarily responsible for curating
genetic data from Drosophila research papers.
Literature curation involves extracting the relevant genetic data from
publications into a series of templates to generate records which are
subsequently entered into the database.
Candidates, who can be either post-docs or well qualified graduates, should
have at least a good honours degree in genetics, or a biological science
specialising in genetics, and preferably research experience with
Drosophila. An interest in Drosophila research is essential, as are good
communication skills. The job will require concentrated library work with
a high level of attention to detail. Previous computing experience is not
essential. Necessary training will be provided on the job.
The FlyBase group meets for several days twice a year in the USA:
applicants should be prepared to attend these meetings, for which
expenses will be paid.
The project is funded by the National Institute of Health, USA, though the
successful applicant will be an employee of, and paid through, the
University of Cambridge, with the usual benefits (generous pension scheme
etc). The post is available starting during November 1998, and will be
funded initially for one year with a possibility of extension if all are
Pay will be in the University's Research Assistant/Research Associate
ranges, depending on age and experience.
Applications (including a CV) or questions should be sent to:
Rachel Drysdale, Ph.D.
Department of Genetics,
University of Cambridge,
Downing Street, email: rd120 at gen.cam.ac.uk
Cambridge, CB2 3EH, Ph : 01223-333963
UK. FAX: 01223-333992
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