Document specialist

The Document Specialist is responsible for retrieving scientific literature for curation and introducing these references into the Immune Epitope Database (IEDB) curation production system. As a member of the IEDB curation team, the Document Specialist performs tasks that support the efforts of the curators and the IEDB project manager, including tracking curation metrics and maintaining the physical and electronic archives.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

• Run PubMed and Protein Data Bank queries to identify potentially curatable references. Run other specialized queries on occasional basis.
• Upload retrieved reference information into the Curation Tracking System and the IEDB internal production system
• Maintain curation tracking daily
• Help coordinate curation workflow – internally and with external curators and reviewers
• Maintain curation electronic and physical archives
• Assist in the development of text-mining tool for automated document classification
• Generate curation metrics and statistics weekly
• Generate annual citation listings
• Proofreading quarterly and annual IEDB progress reports
• Keep the Document Specialist Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) document up to date
• Works with IEDB staff to accomplish project goals

Leveling Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, or related field; or comparable combination of education and professional experience. Good oral and written communication skills and proven attention to detail. Well-developed problem solving and troubleshooting skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Access. Ability to use a personal computer running Windows. Experience with PubMed and Reference Manager is highly desirable, as is a basic knowledge of immunology. Reports to Project Manager.

How to Apply
Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter enclosed within a single attachment to be considered. To apply click HERE

LJI is an independent non-profit research institute located on the UCSD campus.
LJI is an equal opportunity employer, and women and minorities are encouraged to apply.