Job opening: Scientific Curator at the Jackson Laboratory

Scientific Curator – Bioinformatics

Interested individuals should apply on-line at, referring to job posting #3256.  Contact Jeannine Ross at ext. 6045 with questions.

The incumbent in this position plays a critical role in data annotation and curation for the Gene Ontology (GO) and Protein Ontology (PRO) programs at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor Maine, through diverse activities to gather, analyze, evaluate and integrate information and analysis results using biomedical ontologies.  Activities include, but are not limited to, obtaining data via literature or electronic-based means, determining data object identity/uniqueness, judging information or analyses for appropriateness of incorporation into GO and PRO resources, and evaluating and applying biomedical ontologies.  This individual must keep abreast of new scientific developments that are relevant to functional genomics, and should attend group meetings and seminars, as well as make poster present posters/platform sessions at conferences.  Team participation in project development andsoftware testing is expected, as well as collaborations with outside research groups and international bioinformatics communities.  Assisting with training new curation staff, authoring project proposals, responsibility for writing/maintaining curational documentation are some of the additional roles that may be played by scientific curators.


·       advanced knowledge in mouse as an experimental organism

·       expert knowledge in specific data areas of biochemistry as well as functional and comparative genomics

·       broad understanding of database principles, biomedical ontologies, and skills with computational analysis techniques and data interpretation

·       exceptional communication and organizational skills


·       requires a Doctoral degree in the Life Sciences, and

·       a minimum of 1 – 3 years of experience


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