<html><head><style type='text/css'>p { margin: 0; }</style></head><body><div style='font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt; color: #000000'>Dear colleagues, <br><div style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt; color: #000000"><p style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;" class="MsoNormal"><font size="2"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";
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The BGI</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt">, 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. </span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman""><span style="mso-spacerun:yes"> </span></span><span style="font-size:11.0pt">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.</span></font></p><font size="2"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">

</span></font><p style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;" class="MsoNormal"><font size="2"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"> </span></font></p><font size="2"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">

</span></font><p style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;" class="MsoNormal"><font size="2"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt">Roles: </span></b><span style="font-size:11.0pt">Biocurator
and Lead Biocurator/Senior Bioinformatician<b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal">
</b></span></font></p><font size="2"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">

</span></font><p style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;" class="MsoNormal"><font size="2"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt">Location:<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">  </span></span></b><span style="font-size:11.0pt">BGI, Hong Kong SAR (with some training in Shenzhen,
China)<b> </b></span></font></p><font size="2"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">

</span></font><p style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;" class="MsoNormal"><font size="2"><b><span style="font-size:11.0pt">Start date/deadline: </span></b><span style="font-size:11.0pt"> ASAP and ongoing (negotiable) </span></font></p><font size="2"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">

</span></font><p style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;" class="MsoNormal"><font size="2"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"> </span></b></font></p><font size="2"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">

</span></font><p style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;" class="MsoNormal"><font size="2"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt">Job description:</span></b></font></p><font size="2"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">

</span></font><p style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;" class="MsoNormal"><font size="2"><span style="font-size:11.0pt">The successful candidates
will be aiding in the development and management of BGI’s public and private
databases. </span></font></p><font size="2"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">

</span></font><p style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;" class="MsoNormal"><font size="2"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"> </span></font></p><font size="2"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">

</span></font><p style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;" class="MsoNormal"><font size="2"><span style="font-size:11.0pt">Job duties include:</span></font></p><font size="2"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">

</span></font><p class="MsoListParagraphCxSpFirst" style="text-indent: -18pt; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><font size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">·<span style="font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; -moz-font-feature-settings: normal; -moz-font-language-override: normal;">       </span></span></span><span style="font-size:11.0pt">The curation and management of a variety of data-types</span></font></p><font size="2"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">

</span></font><p class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="text-indent: -18pt; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><font size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">·<span style="font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; -moz-font-feature-settings: normal; -moz-font-language-override: normal;">       </span></span></span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"">Working with a team of editors, bioinformaticians and
database administrators to compile and format large, highly-dimensional data
sets </span><span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span></font></p><font size="2"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">

</span></font><p class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="text-indent: -18pt; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><font size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">·<span style="font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; -moz-font-feature-settings: normal; -moz-font-language-override: normal;">       </span></span></span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"">QC of biological data to confirm quality and remove
process-based trends</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span></font></p><font size="2"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">

</span></font><p class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="text-indent: -18pt; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><font size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">·<span style="font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; -moz-font-feature-settings: normal; -moz-font-language-override: normal;">       </span></span></span><span style="font-size:11.0pt">The development and extension of standard formats,
semantic support and data processing applications for biological data</span></font></p><font size="2"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">

</span></font><p class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="text-indent: -18pt; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><font size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">·<span style="font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; -moz-font-feature-settings: normal; -moz-font-language-override: normal;">       </span></span></span><span style="font-size:11.0pt">The management of data deposition and exchange</span></font></p><font size="2"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">

</span></font><p class="MsoListParagraphCxSpLast" style="text-indent: -18pt; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><font size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">·<span style="font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; -moz-font-feature-settings: normal; -moz-font-language-override: normal;">       </span></span></span><span style="font-size:11.0pt">The training and supervision of on-site staff</span></font></p><font size="2"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">

</span></font><p style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;" class="MsoNormal"><font size="2"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"> </span></font></p><font size="2"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">

</span></font><p style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;" class="MsoNormal"><font size="2"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt">Qualifications and Experience:</span></b></font></p><font size="2"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">

</span></font><p style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;" class="MsoNormal"><font size="2"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"> </span></font></p><font size="2"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">

</span></font><p style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;" class="MsoNormal"><font size="2"><span style="font-size:11.0pt">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. </span></font></p><font size="2"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">

</span></font><p style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;" class="MsoNormal"><font size="2"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"> </span></font></p><font size="2"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">

</span></font><p style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;" class="MsoNormal"><font size="2"><span style="font-size:11.0pt">Lead Biocurator/Senior
bioinformatician applicants should have Master’s or doctoral degree in a
relevant scientific field and previous experience working as a bioinformatician.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">  </span>Management experience is required. </span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman""><span style="mso-spacerun:yes"> </span></span><span style="font-size:11.0pt">Programming skills (Perl, etc.) and a background in
working with high-throughput biological data are also required. <span style="mso-spacerun:yes"> </span></span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;
mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"">Experience
with statistical programming and QC tools such as R, Bioconductor, Plink,
GISTIC as well as SQL is also a plus, as is </span><span style="font-size:11.0pt">experience
in database design and cloud computing.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes"> 
</span>Experience with the use of minimal information checklists, exchange
formats and terminologies/ontologies (see above) would also be highly advantageous.</span></font></p><font size="2"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">

</span></font><p style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;" class="MsoNormal"><font size="2"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"> </span></font></p><font size="2"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">

</span></font><p style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;" class="MsoNormal"><font size="2"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"">Successful candidates must be flexible,
detail-oriented and prepared to stay abreast of new biological data types as
experimental technology changes.</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span></font></p><font size="2"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">

</span></font><p style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><font size="2"><strong><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><br></span></strong></font></p><p style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><font size="2"><strong><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Please send your application to</span></strong><span style="font-size: 11pt;"></span></font></p><font size="2"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">

</span></font><p style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><font size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Send your CV, the names of references and a
letter of motivation by email to: scott.edmunds@genomics.org.cn</span></font></p><font size="2"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">

</span></font><p style="margin-bottom:12.0pt"><font size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> <br>
Regards, </span></font><br></p><span>-- <br><font size="2">Scott Edmunds PhD<br>Editor, <em>GigaScience</em><br>BGI-Shenzhen/BGI Hong Kong<br>Address: 8th Floor, Block 11,<br>Beishen Industrial Zone,<br>Yantian District, Shenzhen<br>Post Code:518083<br>Tel: (+86) 0755 82635412<br>Cell: (+86) 13418914644<br>scott.edmunds@genomics.org.cn<br>http://www.gigasciencejournal.com<br></font></span></div><span></span></div></body></html>