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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Position open dbSNP Curator

The Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms database (dbSNP) serves as a central repository for both single base nucleotide substitutions and short deletion and insertion polymorphisms. Computercraft seeks a biologist with significant knowledge in life sciences to help curate dbSNP records, process submission, and perform data analyst tasks. Candidates should also have the ability to rapidly develop applications to process data into database and to generate reports.

The individual will work onsite at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. Our scientists work with genomic experts at NIH's National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to create and enhance a suite of databases and tools available to researchers worldwide.

• PhD or M.S. in molecular biology, bioinformatics, or highly related field
• Linux/UNIX experience
• Relational database and SQL experience
• Programming experience (Perl, Python, or C++)
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as organizational skills are essential
• Ability to work with a team in a production environment and communicate well with NCBI biologists and programmers as well as external scientist
• Strong interest in contributing to the development of public database resources
• Ideal candidate will have experience with dbSNP, genotyping, and QC processing

Other Desirable Experience:
• Javascript and AJAX
• Web development

Additional information about the Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms is available at:

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