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Senior Scientific Curator

at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, United States

Job Description

The Jackson Laboratory is seeking a Senior Scientific Curator based in Bar Harbor, Maine. This position has the ability to be fully remote and has a funding period of three years. This position plays a critical role in data annotation and curation for GeneWeaver, a database and suite of tools for integrative functional genomics. The curator will perform diverse activities to gather, analyze, evaluate, and integrate information and analysis results related to addiction and addiction-related behaviors from model organisms. The individual will contribute to ongoing research and resource development to support accurate cross-species analysis of phenotypes and diseases. Team participation in project development and software testing is expected, as well as collaborations with outside research groups and international bioinformatics communities. Activities include but are not limited to: Obtaining data via literature or electronic-based means, determining uniqueness, and judging information or analyses for appropriateness of incorporation into GeneWeaver. The curator will add data following the curation standards set forth within GeneWeaver and must keep abreast of new scientific developments that are relevant to addiction or addiction-related behaviors Attend group meetings and seminars, software testing, project development as well as make posters and present workshops at conferences to highlight new data and tools in GeneWeaver. Interaction with and participation in the Mouse Phenome Database (MPD) curation activities is expected. Identify sources of data to be incorporated into GeneWeaver and either manually curate them or work with software engineers to bulk upload data through APIs etc. Assist with training student staff, authoring project publications, and responsibility for writing/maintaining curational documentation. Qualifications: Completion of an advanced degree (PhD) in the sciences and direct experience in a scientific/research environment Pay Range: $70,000 - $100,000 commensurate with experience About JAX: The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center and nearly 3,000 employees in locations across the United States (Maine, Connecticut, California),Japan andChina. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. Founded in 1929, JAX applies over nine decades of expertise in genetics to increase understanding of human disease, advancing treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging and heart disease. It models and interprets genomic complexity, integrates basic research with clinical application, educates current and future scientists, and provides critical data, tools and services to the global biomedical community. For more information, please visit. EEO Statement: The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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Job Posting: 1045429

Posted On: Feb 20, 2024

Updated On: Apr 12, 2024

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