Scientific Curator

The Jackson Laboratory Located in: Farmington,  Connecticut
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ABOUT THE POSITION: This position plays a critical role in data annotation and curation for the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) program, 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 nomenclature and data object identify/uniqueness, judging information or analyses for appropriateness of incorporation into HPO resources, and evaluating and utilizing biomedical ontologies.  This individual must keep abreast of new scientific developments that are relevant to translational genomics, and should attend group meetings and seminars, as well as make poster and present posters/platform sessions at conferences.  Interaction with and participation in Mouse Genome Informatics (MGI) and Mammalian Phenotype Ontology (MPO) curation activities is expected. The individual will contribute to ongoing research and resource development to support accurate cross-species analysis of phenotypes and disease. Team participation in project development and software testing is expected, as well as collaborations with outside research groups and international bioinformatics communities.

ABOUT JAX-GM: Comprising 183,000 square feet of highly advanced, state-of-the-art laboratories and supporting facilities, the brand new JAX-GM conveniently sits midway between NYC and Boston in the heart of Connecticut. JAX-GM is part of an exciting $1.1 billion venture between the state of Connecticut and The Jackson Laboratory, an internationally-recognized research and educational institution.



  • Annotate data involving human clinical genetics, the laboratory mouse as a model for human disease, as well as functional and comparative genomics.
  • Participation in group meetings, software testing, project development, and support of collaborative efforts.  Keeping abreast with scientific developments through conference, seminars, etc.
  • Assist with training new curation staff, authoring project proposals, and responsibility for writing/maintaining curational documentation.
  • Training will be provided in use of software specific to project that role supports.

EEO: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


    • Broad understanding of database principles, bioinformatics, and computational analysis techniques and data interpretation.

    • PhD required.

    • Able to multi-task on a variety of assignments while remaining focused and professional.  Needs to be flexible and adaptable in dealing with changing priorities and tasks.

    • Ability to thrive and meet aggressive goals and timelines in a fast-paced high-volume, and ever-changing environment

    • Must be a self-starter and have the ability to exercise initiative, comfortable working independently and as part of a team

    • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage details accurately

    • Strong interpersonal skills to work in a high-profile environment requiring discretion, judgment, tact, diplomacy.

    • Candidates should have expert knowledge in at least one of the following fields: annotating data involving human clinical genetics, the laboratory mouse as a model for human disease, functional and comparative genomics.

    • Enthusiasm for learning.


Imagine a world free of devastating disease. A world where cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's – many of the conditions that undermine human health – are understood and can be stopped.


Seniority Level:
Experienced - Not Management
  R&D / Science,  Data / Statistics,  IT / Software Programming
Preferred Industry Background:
  Academia,  Biotechnology,  Research
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