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[go-friends] Biocurator positions at BGI

Scott Edmunds scott.edmunds at genomics.org.cn
Fri Aug 12 20:05:50 PDT 2011


Dear colleagues, 




The BGI , one of the world’s leading sequencing and bioinformatics centers, is seeking biocurators to contribute to a new integrated journal and database that will cover and host large-scale data studies. Launch is intended for late 2011, and this position offers the unique opportunity to assist in the development of a new generation of repositories and databases. 



Roles: Biocurator and Lead Biocurator/Senior Bioinformatician 

Location: BGI, Hong Kong SAR (with some training in Shenzhen, China) 

Start date/deadline: ASAP and ongoing (negotiable) 



Job description: 

The successful candidates will be aiding in the development and management of BGI’s public and private databases. 



Job duties include: 

· The curation and management of a variety of data-types 

· Working with a team of editors, bioinformaticians and database administrators to compile and format large, highly-dimensional data sets 

· QC of biological data to confirm quality and remove process-based trends 

· The development and extension of standard formats, semantic support and data processing applications for biological data 

· The management of data deposition and exchange 

· The training and supervision of on-site staff 



Qualifications and Experience: 



Biocurator applicants should have Master’s or doctoral degree in a relevant scientific field and previous experience working as a biocurator. Experience with the use of minimal information checklists, exchange formats and terminologies/ontologies is highly sought. 



Lead Biocurator/Senior bioinformatician applicants should have Master’s or doctoral degree in a relevant scientific field and previous experience working as a bioinformatician. Management experience is required. Programming skills (Perl, etc.) and a background in working with high-throughput biological data are also required. Experience with statistical programming and QC tools such as R, Bioconductor, Plink, GISTIC as well as SQL is also a plus, as is experience in database design and cloud computing. Experience with the use of minimal information checklists, exchange formats and terminologies/ontologies (see above) would also be highly advantageous. 



Successful candidates must be flexible, detail-oriented and prepared to stay abreast of new biological data types as experimental technology changes. 




Please send your application to 

Send your CV, the names of references and a letter of motivation by email to: scott.edmunds at genomics.org.cn 


Regards, 
-- 
Scott Edmunds PhD 
Editor, GigaScience 
BGI-Shenzhen/BGI Hong Kong 
Address: 8th Floor, Block 11, 
Beishen Industrial Zone, 
Yantian District, Shenzhen 
Post Code:518083 
Tel: (+86) 0755 82635412 
Cell: (+86) 13418914644 
scott.edmunds at genomics.org.cn 
http://www.gigasciencejournal.com 
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