Informatics Positions Available

Samuel W. Cartinhour sc167 at
Wed Apr 14 18:46:44 EST 1999

Plant Genome Bioinformatics at the USDA/ARS Center for Bioinformatics
and Comparative Genomics, Ithaca, NY

Two permanent USDA-ARS positions are available for plant genome
database curators at the USDA-ARS Center for Bioinformatics and
Comparative Genomics (CBCG) on the campus of Cornell University in
Ithaca, NY. Successful candidates will have primary responsibility for
either SolGenes (a database for the Solanaceae) or for RiceGenes (for
rice and related grasses). Both databases contain a wide variety of
scientific information and emphasize comparisons between
species. Curators will be responsible for database content, design and
evolution and are expected to coordinate closely with the scientific
advisors for the database projects, Dr. Steven Tanksley (SolGenes) and
Dr. Susan McCouch (RiceGenes) and their research
programs. Interactions and opportunities for collaborations with
researchers within the CBCG and other ARS units, the Institute for
Computational Genomics at the Cornell Theory Center and with other
researchers involved with the Cornell Genomics Initiative are strongly
encouraged. Candidates must be US citizens and have research
experience in biology (Ph.D. preferred). Familiarity with databases
and scripting languages helpful. Salary commensurate with experience
($39,960-$74,035). For information on the CBCG or positions contact:
Dr. Samuel W. Cartinhour, sc167 at For application
procedures and other information, call Tiffany Fisk (315-787-2307) or
download from, Job Opportunities. Applications must
be postmarked by April 19, 1999. USDA-ARS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

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