Molecular Data Manager

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Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum (NHM) is a world-class visitor attraction, leading science research centre and commercial event space. We use our unique collections and unrivalled expertise to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today. We care for more than 80 million specimens, both in our London and Tring museums, spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million visitors annually. 

We are at a pivotal moment in our history as we will soon launch a new strategy setting out our role as the natural world faces increasing threats. Building on our world-leading collection, global reputation for science and as one of the world’s leading visitor attractions, the NHM has ambitious plans leading up to the 150 anniversary of the opening of the Waterhouse Building in 2031, making this a truly exciting time to be part of the NHM team.

About the role

Darwin Tree of Life (DToL) is an exciting project funded by the Wellcome Trust which aims to sequence the genomes of all UK eukaryote species. The pilot project is a collaboration between a number of UK organisations, including the Natural History Museum, where we are leading on sampling of terrestrial and freshwater species for genome sequencing and the DNA barcode reference library.

Based within the Collections Management Systems (CMS) Data Management Team, you will be responsible for molecular specimen & sample data entry in the Molecular Collections facility (MCf) for the DToL project.

You will also be responsible for data workflows, formulating agreed data standards with Data Management Team and other DToL partners in the UK. 

About you 

 You will have degree in Life Sciences with appropriate experience; and knowledge and use of zoological collections and their data management systems. You will also have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Contract: Fixed Term Contract, ending 31 July 2022; Part time, 18 hours per week  Closing date: 9 am on Tuesday 21 January 2020 Interviews will be held on: w/c 3 February 2020

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