Postdoc - Bioinformatics of chromatin proteins in plants

Rich Jorgensen raj at Ag.arizona.edu
Fri Mar 29 12:51:01 EST 2002


Postdoc - Bioinformatic analysis of chromatin proteins in plants

Position and responsibilities: Perform sequence similarity and protein
domain motif searches to identify maize and rice chromatin genes, generate
gene splicing models, perform protein domain analyses, and determine
evolutionary relationships, especially vis a vis Arabidopsis genes that have
already been identified (see the Plant Chromatin Database, ChromDB, at:
www.chromdb.org). ChromDB is a key component of an NSF-funded functional
genomics project that is centered on the study chromatin protein function in
maize and Arabidopsis. Applicants should send CV, statement of research
accomplishments and aspirations, and names of three references.

Minimum qualifications: Requires Ph.D. in genetics, bioinformatics,
molecular biology, or related area. Willingness to learn new methods of
sequence analysis, read the bioinformatics literature, understand the
algorithms on which these methods are based, and explore new methods is
essential. Interactive, teamwork skills are important, as the position
requires working closely with a team of scientists and the database manager
to establish a useful database of chromatin gene function .

Preferred qualifications: The most competitive applicant will have
experience with bioinformatics and database design and with performing
sequence analysis, including database similarity searches, sequence
alignments, motif and evolutionary analysis. Familiarity with Unix operating
system and PC operating systems and working knowledge of the internet and of
writing HTML pages is desirable. Interested candidates with limited
experience in bioinformatics but an interest in learning more are invited to
apply. Knowledge of chromatin-level regulation of gene expression is
desirable.

Salary depends on qualifications and experience. Position open immediately.
Review of applications begins on April 8, and continues until position is
filled. Send curriculum vitae and names of three references to: Richard
Jorgensen (raj at ag.arizona.edu), Department of Plant Sciences, University of
Arizona, Tucson, AZ  85721-0036. (520) 626-9216


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