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Biocuration position at Xenbase
Lab None Closing Date 2017-09-15
Employer Name Zorn Lab, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Posting Date 2017-08-07
Employer URL Salary
Contact Zorn, Aaron M.    
Location USA,  Ohio,  Cincinnati    
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Job Description

Xenbase is seeking to fill 1 full time Curation positions to join the curation team at the Division of Developmental Biology, Cincinnati Childrens Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, USA. 

Biocuration offers a challenging job away from the wet-lab and research bench, where interpreting, annotating and displaying complex data is our main task. 
Curators also develop strategies to improve data curation; work to improve data display/querying on the website; interact with our user community at research conferences; develop programming skills; and contribute to Xenbase publications.

Job Description:
-Curation and annotation of published Xenopus scientific literature, focusing on gene expression, phenotypes, and GO annotation.
-Import and annotate data from large-scale screens.
-Co-author reports and publications, and give presentations at national and international meetings and workshops.

-MSc or PhD degree in bioinformatics and/or developmental biology, genomics, genetics, molecular biology, zoology, anatomy or related field.
-Demonstrated ability to produce scientific papers, reports and presentations.
-Demonstrated ability to work in a team as well as independently, efficiently and to be self-motivated.
-Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including excellent written and spoken English.

Preference will be given to an applicant with:
-Experience with a bioinformatics, genomics or model organism database
-Experience in data annotation/biocuration, knowledge of relational databases, and familiarity with ontologies.
-Experience in a Xenopus or other vertebrate (mouse, zebrafish or chick) developmental biology. 
-Experience in analyzing genomics data, using GRN software, genome browsers and common bioinformatics tools.

How to Apply:
Please submit your application to: with the following information:
-A cover letter, including a statement of interest/purpose
-Copy of your degree(s).
-List 3 references/referees whom we may contact (please include their postal address, email and phone number).

Salary and Start Date:
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
Start date is negotiable, but expected to be in late 2017. 
Appointment will be at Research Assistant (MSc), or Research Associate (PhD) level. 

The successful applicants will be employees of Cincinnati Childrens Hospital and will undergo background checks, orientation and a 6-month probationary period. Employees are required to receive an annual flu vaccination. 

More information about working at Cincinnati Childrens Hospital, and living in Cincinnati, can be found here:

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