[Arabidopsis] Scientific Curator Position Open at TAIR

Tanya Berardini tberardi at acoma.stanford.edu
Tue Apr 4 18:08:53 EST 2006

TAIR, The Arabidopsis Information Resource (http://arabidopsis.org) is a 
National Science Foundation-funded web resource for thousands of plant 
biology researchers worldwide, providing free access to a wide array of 
biological data and analysis tools for the model plant Arabidopsis, 
including the first and most complete multicellular eukaryotic genome 
sequence.  TAIR is located at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, 
Department of Plant Biology in Stanford, CA.

We are currently seeking applicants for the position of scientific 
curator. The successful candidate will work with a team of curators, 
software engineers, and database developers to provide data to over 
13,000 users of the TAIR website and database. The preferred starting 
date is July 1, 2006.

Main Responsibilities:

•	Read current research articles and extract gene function and other 
attributes for loading into the TAIR database
•	Answer questions from the community on how to use the site
•	Present information on how to use TAIR at meetings and workshops
•	Assist scientists with large data submissions
•	Assist with design of new or improved web interfaces and tools
•	Participate in the development of controlled vocabulary terms for gene 


•	A Ph.D in Biology or related discipline with research experience in 
plant biology
•	Demonstrated ability for independent, critical thinking
•	Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•	Ability to work well as part of a team
•	Good basic computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, web browsers)


•	Experience with Internet-based literature searching, Unix, HTML and 
mySQL would be useful but is not required.

Qualified candidates should email a resume to Tanya Berardini at:
tberardi at acoma.stanford.edu

The Carnegie Institution of Washington is an equal opportunity employer.

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