jcraigThe J. Craig Venter Institute is looking for a Bioinformatics Analyst in La Jolla, CA. The post states, “The Bioinformatics Analyst will be responsible for the validation of the ontology components inferred from the network analysis in Aims 1 and 3 of CIP4 by comparison with existing ontological network representations and facilitate the harmonization of new knowledge about biological processes and cell lineage relationships with the existing ontology artifacts in the broader knowledge representation community. The Bioinformatics Analyst will also be responsible for developing the Minimum Information about a Stem Cell Experiment (MISCE) standard, consisting of data fields derived from common modules from the MIBBI Foundry, augmented with data fields specific to a stem cell experiment (e.g. reprogramming procedures, differentiation factors, lineage tracing markers). In addition, the Bioinformatics Analyst will be responsible for assembling a Stem Cell Investigation Application Ontology (SCIO).”

Qualifications for the position include: “Experience using ontology editing tools such as Protégé or OBO-Edit. Experience with semantic web technologies, including OWL, RDF and SPARQL.  Working knowledge of minimum information standards developed through the MIBBI Consortium and biomedical ontologies developed through the open biological and biomedical ontologies and related initiatives, especially the Basic Formal Ontology (BFO) and the Ontology of Biomedical Investigations (OBI). Solid knowledge of molecular biology as it related to stem cell biology.”

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