SENIOR BIOINFORMATICS POST
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