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Friday, May 7, 2010

Opportunity: Microarray & Next-generation Sequence Curator for Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) curation team

Computercraft seeks a highly motivated Molecular Biologist to join the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) curation team onsite at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. GEO is the largest fully public repository for functional genomic data, primarily microarray and next-generation sequence datasets. More information on GEO can be found on the web site

We are currently looking for someone with a background in molecular biology, genomics, or biomedicine that is capable of working with large datasets. This person will be a member of the GEO curation team, helping to review and process incoming data submissions. The successful candidate will work at NIH's National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

The successful candidate will perform the following tasks:
- Review and evaluate data submissions for structural integrity and content.
- Communicate extensively with researchers, resolving issues relating to submission procedures, formats, content, and site navigation.
- Utilize UNIX C shell commands and scripts to assemble, edit, and upload large data files to the database.
- Perform advanced database curation and assembly of comparable datasets to reflect biological variables and experimental design
- Test
, develop, and troubleshoot new query, data display, and analysis features.

- This challenging position requires a Ph.D. or M.Sc in molecular biology or related field.
- Excellent general computer skills, including familiarity with spreadsheets, are required.
- Excellent written/verbal communication skills are an absolute requirement.

- Practical experience with microarrays or high-throughput sequencing is highly desirable but not required to apply.
- Experience with LINUX/UNIX is highly desired.

Computercraft offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package including PPO health insurance with 100% company paid premiums, 401K program with matching, paid time off and holiday pay, life insurance, flexible spending and disability coverage. We offer an excellent work life balance with a standard 40 hour work week and the chance to work alongside accomplished scientists at NIH/NCBI.

To apply for this position or learn about other Computercraft job opportunities, please visit the Careers section of our website:

Computercraft is an equal opportunity employer.

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