FlyBase seeks three Ph.D.-level scientific curator/annotators
to join our team in the Dept. of Molecular & Cellular Biology
at Harvard University, Cambridge, under the direction of Bill
Gelbart. These are full-time positions, available as either a
permanent staff position or a postdoctoral appointment.
Curational responsibilities at the Harvard site include the
scanning and abstracting of scientific literature on the
molecular biology of Drosophila, annotation and analysis of
Drosophila genome(s), coordination of the inclusion of high-
throughput molecular datasets into FlyBase, and design of
improved interfaces for providing molecular data to users.
Curators work as a part of a team, interacting with biologists
at other FlyBase sites, and coordinating with software
engineers to develop and improve software. Curators also
interface with the scientific community, assisting users
online and at research conference workshops.
FlyBase is constantly evolving, seeking both to improve and
to expand its role within the Drosophila and wider scientific
communities. The ideal applicant will be enthusiastic about
participating in this process, bringing to the FlyBase group
expertise and ideas concerning emerging directions in
Drosophila biology, population and quantitative genetics, or
Required Education, Experience, Skills: Ph.D. in molecular
biology or genetics. Experience with molecular genetics and
Drosophila biology preferred.
Please contact William Gelbart (gelbart at morgan.harvard.edu),
and include a CV, description of research experience and names
of three references. Please cc your communication to Lynn
Crosby (crosby at morgan.harvard.edu).