Position Description

Whole Genome Shotgun Database Biologist
Location NIH/NCBI--Bethesda, Maryland
Job Code WGSB0920
# of openings 1
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Computercraft seeks a Whole Genome Shotgun Database Biologist to receive, process, and maintain genetic sequencing data sets from incomplete genomes and incomplete chromosomes. The individual will analyze sequence data and work with researchers to prepare their data for release to the public database. Candidates with strong computer skills and experience in DNA sequence analysis are encouraged to apply. This is an ideal position for a fast learner with a love for puzzles and problem solving.  


The individual will work together with experts from the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM). This is a full-time position working on site at the NIH Campus 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 onsite work as soon as it is deemed safe to do so. 



Required Background

  • A Ph.D. in molecular biology or a related field
  • An aptitude for DNA sequence analysis
  • Experience in molecular biology or related field
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A highly organized, detail-oriented outlook
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • A strong desire to support public scientific databases such as GenBank


Desired Skills

  • Experience in a UNIX/Linux environment
  • Familiarity with next-gen DNA sequencing and assembly technologies
  • Familiarity with public molecular biology resources, such as GenBank, UniProt, or PDB

Computercraft offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, and 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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