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ARABIDOPSIS arabidopsis.arabidopsis at bbsrc.ac.uk
Mon Nov 6 08:08:29 EST 1995


The John Innes Centre in Norwich, U.K. would like to develop 
expertise in areas of Bioinformatics relevant to the Centre's 
mission. Comparative genome analysis is the main area of our 
research which requires considerable bioinformatics expertise, 
although other areas such as database structuring, gene 
nomenclature, genome sequencing, physical mapping and protein 
structure studies can also benefit from relevant informatics 
expertise. The JIC has substantial programmes in cereal, legume, 
Brassica, microbial and Arabidopsis genome analysis, and plays a 
central role in developing a UK Crop Plant Bioinformatics Network 
which links scientists mapping traits in a wider variety of species 
of agronomic importance to experts in data curation and 
distribution. The JIC Bioinformaticist could play a key role in 
ensuring the success of this network and in forming close working 
relationships with other scientists in the field.

As there is no relevant expertise at JIC, we wish to appoint 
someone with an established record in bioinformatics, particularly 
in the area of developing means of linking genome datasets and 
displaying colinearity and other important relationships. The 
species-specific databases are all held in ACeDB formats, 
therefore experience and interest in ACeDB software, UNIX and 
programming in PERL and C would be an advantage.

The initial period of appointment would be for 5 years, but there is 
significant potential for long-term employment if the area enjoys 
success and recognition, and attracts sufficient external funding 
to build an effective group. In this respect there is a possibility of 
funding for co-workers in the UK Crop Plant Bioinformatics 
Network. The appointment would be made according to skills and 
experience, in Pay Band 5 (16,108-29,117 UK pounds p.a.).

We would appreciate you drawing attention of qualified candidates 
to this opportunity, and encouraging them to apply. The post will be 
kept open until a successful candidate is found.

Further information can be obtained from bevan at bbsrc.ac.uk, 
gordon at bbsrc.ac.uk, and jeffery at bbsrc.ac.uk.

Michael Bevan for the Search Committee

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