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[go-friends] Job opening for a Biocurator in the CALIPHO group of the SIB

Pascale Gaudet pascale.gaudet at
Fri Jul 8 05:26:53 PDT 2011

Dear colleagues,

In the context of a long-term annotation project on human protein 
kinases (PKs), the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics is seeking a 
biocurator with expertise in biochemistry, toxicology and small 
molecules applied to PKs. This person will join the biocuration team 
whose task in this project will be to evaluate, extract and summarize 
pertinent information on PKs from literature and online resources.

The person will be part of CALIPHO 
(, a joint 
group of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and the University of 
Geneva. CALIPHO, co-directed by Amos Bairoch, the founder of Swiss-Prot 
and Lydie Lane, aims to use a combination of bioinformatics and 
experimental methodologies to increase our knowledge of human proteins. 
The CALIPHO biocuration team is also involved in developing neXtProt 
(, a human-centric protein knowledge platform.

*Profile requirements*

Expertise required:

    * A PhD in the life sciences, chemistry or pharmaceutical sciences;
    * At least 3 years of laboratory experience;
    * Be knowledgeable of the state of research and online resources
      concerning PKs, signaling, biochemistry, or toxicology and small
    * Be fluent in spoken and written English.

In addition, the following qualifications would be desirable:

    * Prior experience as a biocurator;
    * Experience in the pharmaceutical industry;
    * Fluency in French.

*Please send your application to*

Send your CV, the names of references and a letter of motivation by 
email to: rh at <mailto:rh at> with "KTEAM2" as the 
message subject line.

*Application deadline*   August 1st 2011
*Start date *  October 2011 (negotiable)


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