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Drosophila phenotype biocurator

Posted by , on 8 September 2023

Location: Cambridge UK

Closing Date: 8 October 2023

We seek to recruit a new, part time, member to the FlyBase group at the University of Cambridge, UK, subject to confirmation of funding, which extracts biological information from scientific articles about the model organism Drosophila melanogaster and enters this information into the FlyBase database ( Prior biocuration experience is not required, so this position will suit Drosophila researchers looking for a fulfilling, fly-related career away from the lab and who enjoy the challenge of organizing complex data, as well as experienced biocurators with Drosophila experience. Currently the team members work in a hybrid pattern of office and home working.

The phenotype biocurator will focus on research papers that illuminate the function of genes based on their mutant phenotypes and genetic interactions. This work will involve careful reading and interpretation of phenotypic data in published articles, and the annotation of relevant alleles/genotypes using terms from our phenotype and anatomy vocabularies (ontologies).

Closing Date: 8 October 2023

Duration: Fixed term

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