Job: Looking for Senior Biocurator / Annotator (location: Pune, India)
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aphatak40 wrote:

PierianDx India, a wholly owned subsidiary of PierianDx, US, a respected name in the clinical genomics space, is currently seeking a talented and motivated clinical biocurator professional. This individual will collect and integrate data from scientific literature published by clinical and human genome research groups.


  • Ph.D in genetics/genomics/molecular biology OR Masters degree in bioinformatics, molecular biology, genetics or biotechnology with a min. 5 years of work experience including 1-2 years of experience in managing team.   

Required Skills:

  • Strong experimental handle on basic molecular biology techniques.
  • Technical understanding in genetics, genomics of human disease and molecular biology.
  • Good understanding of genomic databases and their annotations (For example: GenBank, RefSeq, ENSEMBL, dbSNP etc).
  • An understanding of bioinformatics analysis to identify variants within genomic data sets is desirable.
  • Some experience with analysing large genomic data sets and exposure to Next Generation Sequencing tools/data will be a plus.
  • Proficiency in communicating an understanding of genetics details
  • Leadership qualities with an enthusiastic can-do mentality. A dedicated team-worker, having good verbal and written communication skills. Experience in managing small to mid sized teams.
  • Previous experience as an experimental scientist is a big plus.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Manage a team of  6-12 junior and mid-level clinical data curators.
  • Scope out work and work on estimation of timelines.
  • Manage day-to-day activities of the team
  • Carry out QC of the data curated         
  • Evaluating peer-reviewed experimental research for annotation.
  • Documenting the effects of genomic variants and the association with disease, using controlled vocabularies, ontologies and established guidelines.
  • Maintain specifications and monitor day-to-day operations of the literature searching and triage pipelines and various error-checking processes. 

Interested candidates should email their CV to

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