Position Description

Assistant GenBank Biologist
Location NIH/NCBI--Bethesda, Maryland
Job Code AGB
# of openings 1
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Interested in an exciting and rewarding career in the bioinformatics sciences? Join our team of highly skilled and dedicated professionals working onsite at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Our scientist partner with computational biologists, database programmers, software developers, and other genomic science experts at the NIH's National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) to help build and maintain GenBank, the nucleotide sequence database for all publicly available gene sequences. Computercraft has provided scientific expertise to GenBank since 1991.  

The role of the Assistant GenBank Biologist will be in support of a team of Ph.D. scientists working to build and maintain GenBank. Primary duties will include review of scientific literature for publication data relevant to GenBank database records and updating these records to include the current publication references. Additional duties will be associated with the administration and maintenance of the GenBank database and related NCBI resources. 

This position requires a highly motivated individual with a B.S. in biology (or related field), and excellent verbal and written communication skills.  While this is not a computer programming position; it does require strong user level experience working with computers. 

Additional information about GenBank is available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Genbank/GenbankOverview.html

This is a full-time position working on site at NCBI, NIH, in Bethesda, Maryland, but the new hire will initially telework. Currently, all Computercraft employees at NIH are teleworking full time to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Employees will return to work onsite as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.  

Computercraft offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, the opportunity for a positive work–life balance with a standard 40-hour work week, and the chance to work alongside a team of highly accomplished professionals.

Computercraft is an equal opportunity employer.

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