FlyBase Genome Database Curator/Annotator Position, Harvard

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FlyBase Genome Database Curator/Annotator Position, Harvard

Postby Sian » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:25 pm

FlyBase seeks a full-time Ph.D.-level scientific curator/annotator to join the FlyBase team in the Dept. of Molecular & Cellular Biology at Harvard University, Cambridge, under the direction of Prof. William Gelbart. This is a full-time staff position.

Job description:
Curational responsibilities at the Harvard site include the scanning and abstracting of analysis of current literature on the molecular biology of Drosophila, annotation and analysis of the Drosophila melanogaster genome, coordination of the inclusion of high- throughput molecular datasets into FlyBase, and design of improved interfaces for providing molecular data to the user scientific research community. 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. 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 and genomic/proteomic analysis.

Required Education, Experience, Skills:
Ph.D. in molecular biology or genetics. Experience with molecular genetics and Drosophila biology are essential.

To apply:
Please contact William Gelbart (, and include a CV, a description of research experience and names of three references. Please cc your communication to the senior curator, Dr. Beverley Matthews (
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