Do you enjoy reading Drosophila literature?
Are you looking for a stimulating, fly-related career away from the bench?
Do you want to be part of a team providing THE Drosophila database for researchers around the globe?
If the answer is 'Yes', then this job is for you!
The Cambridge (UK) division of FlyBase (http://flybase.org/) currently seeks a new literature analyst to join its existing team. Our primary task is to identify genetic data from scientific articles concerning Drosophila, and to record these data in a systematic manner. Relevant data include all genetic objects (genes, alleles, transgenic constructs, etc.) and certain types of associated information, such as phenotypes, genetic interactions and gene product functions. Curated data are subsequently integrated into the FlyBase database and website.
Established staff also take on additional responsibilities, such as answering FlyBase HelpMail, giving presentations/workshops in the UK and abroad, and improving data display and query tools on the FlyBase website.
Essential skills/experience include:
• a biological sciences degree
• post-graduate research experience using Drosophila
• the ability to work with care and attention to detail
• the ability to extract and organize specified data from the research literature
• good communication skills, including excellent written and spoken English
• strong self-motivation and ability to work as part of a team
Useful skills/experience include:
• familiarity with the FlyBase website
• familiarity with Unix shell scripting and Mac OS
• familiarity with Perl scripting or SQL
Informal enquiries to Dr Steven Marygold (firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: +44(0)1223-333170).
See the official advert (http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/jobs/vacancies.cgi?job=5708) for full details and application procedure.
Previous applicants need not re-apply.
Closing date for applications: 19th October 2009.