European MICROME project :
Curator position (18 months, extension to 24 months
available in France.
Genoscope (CEA) is a dynamic non-profit scientific organization dedicated to the advancement
of environmental genomics that develops research in high-throughput studies in biology, bioinformatics
and systems biology. One of our research areas is that of prokaryote metabolism, including
the study of bacterial communities, the search for novel enzymatic functions, metabolic reprogramming
and modelling thereof.
CEA is involved in the European MICROME project which began in December 2009 (http://www.microme.eu).
This project aims to extend the scope of microbial genome annotation from functional assignment at the gene
level to the systematic generation of pathway assemblies and genome-scale metabolic models. MICROME
will provide a robust, scalable infrastructure integrating a curated repository of reference pathways with
genome-scale constraint-based models and downstream applications in comparative genomics
- FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSABILITIES :
CEA is seeking to recruit a biocurator for a demanding role in curation of functional Gene-Protein-Reaction
(GPR) associations, as well as the curation of metabolic pathways from reference organisms.
The candidate will work in close collaboration with the 13 MICROME consortium partners and more specifically with
the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB, Swiss-Prot group) and with the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI).
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE :
A university degree in life sciences and a broad knowledge in biochemistry and/or enzymology and/or chemistry
are the minimum requirements. A higher degree (such as MSc/PhD) and/or relevant post-graduate experience are desirable
but not mandatory. Relevant backgrounds include formal training and/or notable experience in chemoinformatics.
Experience in using chemical and biological databases is desirable. Experience in sequence analysis tools is desirable but
not mandatory. Moreover, previous experience in database curation is advantageous but not essential.
The successful candidate must be detail-oriented and must be able to quickly and accurately interpret scientific literature.
The position requires excellent communication and organizational skills in order to interact well under time pressure within a
team of software developers and chemists/biologists and with external partners.
Applicants are expected to have a solid knowledge of English language.
JOB CONDTIONS :
This position is offered in the context of a European project for a 18 months period (maybe extended to 24 months).
Depending on the background and experience of the successful candidate, the monthly salary will be between
2400 to 2900 euros.
Interested candidates should send a letter of motivation and a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com