COMPUTER PROGRAMMER/COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGIST
A new post is available at the John Innes Centre in Norwich, UK.
The post will involve the development of novel software for the
display of comparative plant genome data. Much of the new software
will be written for the World Wide Web in Java, although current
expertise in this is not essential. The successful applicant will
have the opportunity to work under his/her own initiative and
should be strongly motivated. The post involves linking data from
several organisms. Consequently, the post-holder will be expected
to co-ordinate the integration of the separate plant databases that
are part of the UK Crop Plant Bioinformatics Network. This Network
is a new initiative funded by the Biotechnology and Biological
Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). One aim of the Network is to
develop bioinformatics as a research tool. Accordingly, the
successful applicant will be given the opportunity to design and
implement software using novel computer tools and languages.
Communication with other bioinformatics groups in the UK and
worldwide will also be a priority of the project.
Applicants should have a first degree in computer science or in
biology. A postgraduate qualification, particularly in some form
of bioinformatics, would be helpful. Some experience of computer
programming is essential. Ability in one or more of Java, C++,
C and Perl programming would be an advantage, as would familiarity
with UNIX, WWW and the ACEDB database.
The appointment will be for a fixed term of three years within
Pay Band 6 within the salary range £13,951 to £24,174 per annum.
The John Innes Centre is an Equal Opportunities Employer and
operates a non-contributory superannuation scheme.
HOW TO APPLY
Application forms may be obtained by writing to the Personnel
Officer, John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Colney, Norwich,
Norfolk, NR4 7UH quoting reference BIONET2. Alternatively forms
may be requested by email from the Personnel Officer at
"JICPERS at BBSRC.AC.UK". Completed applications should be postmarked
on or before 31st December 1996.
The John Innes Centre is a Registered Charity (No. 511709), grant
aided by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.