Curator Position Available

Mike Cherry 726-5955 CHERRY at FRODO.MGH.HARVARD.EDU
Thu Apr 8 15:11:20 EST 1993

AAtDB Curator Position Available:

The Arabidopsis thaliana database project, AAtDB, is looking for a new
member of our group.  This new position will primarily involve
curation of Arabidopsis genome information within the AAtDB database.
The AAtDB database has been released for about a year and includes a
the large amount of physical and genetic data associated with the
worldwide Arabidopsis genome effort.

AAtDB (An Arabidopsis thaliana Database) is funded by the USDA Plant
Genome Research Program through the National Agriculture Library and
maintained by a group at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard
Medical School. The PI on the project is Dr. Howard M. Goodman. The
AAtDB program utilizes the ACEDB software by Durbin and Thierry-Mieg,
as well as the Internet Gopher and WAIS software.

Curatorial tasks will involve extensive use of Unix tools such as
emacs, sed, and awk, plus custom programs to transform existing
collections of information into the form required by the project. The
curator will work with the members of the Arabidopsis community to
collect and distribute publically available genome information. The
curator will interact with the international stock centers and special
topic curators located around the world.

The curator will be working within the Department of Molecular Biology
at Massachusetts General Hospital located in downtown Boston just
across the Charles River from MIT.  The department's computing
environment includes a cluster of five VAX/VMS systems, an Alpha/VMS
system, three Sun Microsystems workstations, a DECstation, and 50
Macintosh computers. Massachusetts General Hospital has a 10Mb/sec
link to the Internet.

We are looking for a person with a willingness and aptitude to learn
the necessary tools; programming experience in any language (even at
the hobbyists level) would be helpful because of the logic of the
tasks, but expertise is not required and we will provide some
training. We wish to encourage biologists with experience with
computers, and particularly those interested in genome information, to
send your c.v.  The ideal candidate would have an understanding of
current molecular biology or genetics and be capable of undertaking
independent projects. A willingness to learn and patience to work with
non-computer oriented biologist are also desirable.

This position is available immediately.  MGH is an equal opportunity

J. Michael Cherry
Department of Molecular Biology
Massachusetts General Hospital
50 Blossom Street
Boston, MA 02114

cherry at

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