Biocurator (Research Associate)
Biocurator (Research Associate)52.202544 0.131237
We are currently seeking a biocurator to work on the Virtual Fly Brain project, a collaboration between the labs of Cahir O'Kane (Cambridge) and J. Douglas Armstrong (Edinburgh), which has developed a rigorously curated data-model (ontology) of Drosophila neuroanatomy in a form that can be easily queried and integrated with related genetic and physiological data. This ontology is used extensively by FlyBase to annotate genetic data and is the engine for queries for neurons, expression and phenotypes on the Virtual Fly Brain web site.
Based in the FlyBase Cambridge office, the successful applicant will:
- work as part of a small team to refine our ontological model of the Drosophila brain based on the literature and consultation with experts
- work as part of the FlyBase curation team to curate expression data from the neurobiology literature into FlyBase
- contribute to design of Virtual Fly Brain