Ocean DNA Program ‘Environmental Profiles’ Project
The Ocean DNA Program of the Smithsonian NMNH is seeking a consultant to create a COI amplicon sequence variant (ASV) registry that will scale with projected growth of environmentally derived samples in the Ocean DNA Program. The Consultant will scope material sample metadata, mapping to existing standards where available and determine augmentation sets where applicable. The Consultant shall also build a taxonomic classification engine that can create versioned classification sets of the ASV registry based on a curated voucher-based reference library. The Consultant will work with the Ocean DNA team to create visualization toolkits to present biodiversity data occurrence data across taxa, time and space.
Deadline is midnight November 15, 2020. Contract to begin approximately January 1, 2021.
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