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[Arabidopsis] MASC coordinator position available

Isabell Witt isawi at duke.edu
Wed Oct 26 11:07:57 EST 2005


MASC Executive Secretary Position Available Immediately

The Multinational Arabidopsis Steering Committee (MASC) is seeking a 
qualified individual to serve as its Executive Secretary. MASC fosters 
coordination, collaboration, and communication among Arabidopsis 
researchers worldwide in order to advance the goals of the Multinational 
Coordinated Arabidopsis thaliana Functional Genomics Project 
(http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/bio0202/start.htm). Specific duties include: 
(1) to help organize the annual Arabidopsis research conference; (2) to 
edit and produce an annual MASC progress report on Arabidopsis research; 
(3) to develop, maintain and update the MASC web site at The Arabidopsis 
Information Resource (TAIR); (4) to facilitate submission of data from 
functional genomics data generators to public repositories; and (5) to 
assist MASC subcommittees in organizing subcommittee meetings.

Qualifications: An advanced degree, preferably a Ph.D., in plant molecular 
biology, biochemistry or genetics, and a familiarity and interest in 
Arabidopsis genomics research. In addition, excellent communication skills 
as well as an ability to work independently are essential. Please note that 
the position requires a considerable amount of domestic and international 
travel. The executive secretary will work closely with the MASC members and 
TAIR personnel, and will interact with a number of plant biologists engaged 
in functional genomics endeavors world-wide.

The position is available immediately, and will be open until filled. The 
initial appointment will be for 12 months with a possibility of renewal for 
an additional 12 months. Salary is commensurate with experience.  The 
position will be supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation 
to the current Chair of MASC (Dr. Philip Benfey) at Duke University.  It is 
expected that the position will be associated with TAIR located at the 
Carnegie Institution at Stanford, CA.

Interested individuals should send curriculum vitae, names of three 
referees, and a statement of interest by email to:
	Dr. Sue Rhee
	E-mail: rhee at acoma.stanford.edu





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