AtDB curator positions available

David Flanders flanders at
Tue Feb 24 12:00:05 EST 1998

The Arabidopsis thaliana Database (AtDB) is seeking to employ database

Duties will be computer-based and will mainly comprise collecting,
analyzing and summarizing information from the scientific literature, the
Web, and direct submissions; particularly that relating to DNA sequence,
gene and gene product and genetic and physical maps.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree, or equivalent, in plant molecular
biology/genetics or a related field. Arabidopsis experience is preferred,
but is not essential. Candidates familiar with other model systems,
particularly if skilled in DNA and protein function and analysis, will be

Experience with the Web, spreadsheets (e.g., Excel), word processing
software, DNA/Protein sequence analysis software and Medline searching
would be an advantage, but is not essential, as training will be given.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are, however, essential.

Candidates seeking part-time positions may be considered as will those
wishing to work remotely ("tele-commute") from within the US. Salary
commensurate with experience, ranging from $46,000 to $54,000 per year.

The AtDB curators currently share many facilities with the Saccharomyces
Genome Database (SGD) staff. Both databases are available from URL:

For more information, including details of where to send applications,
please see the full, formal job description at URL:

Additional information may be obtained from:

 Mike Cherry [PI]
        e-mail: cherry at Tel: +1-650-723-7541
 David Flanders
        e-mail: flanders at Tel: +1-650-725-3062.

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