Genomic Analyst position at Xenbase

Genomic Analyst position at Xenbase, the Xenopus Model Organism Knowledgebase

Xenbase ( is the online Xenopus bioinformatics and genomics resources used by biomedical researchers worldwide and is funded by the NIH/ NICHD. Xenopus is a major model for studying genomics, cell and developmental biology and modeling human disease. Xenbase is seeking a Genomic Analyst to join the curation team at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati OH USA (PI: Dr. Aaron Zorn). This position offers a challenging job involving diverse tasks related to genome annotation and genomic data management. As part of the Xenbase team the Analyst will also work with our database and software developers to optimize website functionality. Analysts interact with the research community at national/international conferences and workshops, work with curation teams at other bioinformatic resources and contribute to Xenbase publications.

Job Description:

  • Management and “wrangling” of genomic data.
  • Help manage Xenopus genomes and participate in genome annotation and gene nomenclature.
  • Perform gene orthology and genomic synteny analysis.
  • Help test newly developed code and provide feedback for developers.
  • Work with biocurators and developers on the technical specification of new features for the website.
  • Participate in data analysis and development of new ways to visualize data.
  • Help manage data exports for public use and data exchange with other databases (e.g., NCBI, UniProt).
  • Co-author reports and publications and give presentations at national and international meetings and workshops.


  • MSc or PhD degree in bioinformatics and genomics.
  • Experience working with genomic data
  • Experience with a programming language such as Python
  • Experience with standard bioinformatic tools, analyses, and file formats (Genome Browsers, JBrowse, BLAST, BLAT, multi-sequence alignments, GFF, GTF, etc).
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including excellent written and spoken English.
  • Demonstrated experience documenting code, pipelines and workflows
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team as well as independently, efficiently (i.e., both quickly and accurately)

Preference will be given to an applicant with:

  • Experience with other genomic databases
  • Experience in relational databases, data annotation/biocuration.
  • Experience in analyzing genomics data, using genome browsers and common bioinformatics tools.
  • Experience with Git based version control, particularly GitLab, and continuous integration.
  • Experience in constructing and maintaining bioinformatic pipelines.

How to Apply:

Please submit your application by May 31st, 2023, to

with the following information:

  • A cover letter, including a statement of interest/purpose
  • CV/Resume.
  • Copy of your degree(s).
  • List 3 references/referees whom we may contact (please include their postal address, email, and phone number).

Salary and Start Date:

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Start date is negotiable but expected to be mid 2023.

More information about working at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital ( one the USA’s top-rated employers), and living in Cincinnati (a mid-western city with great people, neighborhoods, dining, performing arts, truly great parks and a low-cost of living) can be found here: Career Opportunities | Cincinnati Children's