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[Drosophila] FlyBase seeks applicants for genome database curator at Harvard

Madeline Crosby via dros%40net.bio.net (by crosby from morgan.harvard.edu)
Fri Dec 19 16:04:36 EST 2014

FlyBase seeks a full-time scientific curator/annotator to join our team at
the Gelbart Lab in the Department for Molecular and Cellular Biology,
Harvard. 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 data sets 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 on line 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. This position
is grant-funded.

*Basic Qualifications*: Ph.D. in molecular biology or genetics. Minimum
three years experience with molecular genetics and Drosophila biology.

*Additional Qualifications*: Extensive Drosophilia research experience.
Excellent communication skills in the English language, both written and
oral. Enthusiasm, expertise and ideas concerning emerging directions in
Drosophila biology and genomic/proteomic analysis. Familiarity with
managing databases or spreadsheets and standardized formats (for example,

*To Apply*: Apply for this position at ASPIRE, the Harvard Recruitment
Management System:

In addition, please contact William Gelbart (gelbart<at>morgan.harvard.edu),
and include a CV, a description of research experience and names of three
references. Please cc your communication to senior curator Lynn Crosby
(crosby<at>morgan.harvard.edu) and to the project administrative assistant,
Carol Sutherland (casuther<at>fas.harvard.edu).

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