[Arabidopsis] TAIR is looking for new curators!

Tanya Berardini via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by tberardi from acoma.stanford.edu)
Fri Mar 7 17:14:03 EST 2008


Two positions available, starting March - May 2008.

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
tools for the model plant Arabidopsis.  The Carnegie Institution
Department of Plant
Biology is co-located with the Department of Global Ecology on a
seven-acre site on
the campus of Stanford University.

(1) Literature annotation curator

We are currently seeking applicants for the position of scientific
curator to join us in
our functional annotation effort. The successful candidate will work
with a team of
curators, software engineers, and database developers to provide data from the
experimental primary literature to over 13,000 users of the TAIR website and
database.  The main responsibilities of this position include reading
current research
articles to extract gene function and other attributes for loading
into the TAIR
database, answering questions from the community on how to use the
site, presenting
information on how to use TAIR at meetings and workshops, assisting
scientists with
large data submissions, assisting with the design of new or improved
web interfaces
and tools, and participating in the development of controlled
vocabulary terms for
gene annotation.

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D in Biology or related discipline
with research
experience in plant biology, a demonstrated ability for independent,
critical thinking,
excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to work
well as part of a
team and good basic computer skills.  Experience with Internet-based literature
searching, Unix, HTML and mySQL would be useful but is not required.

Qualified candidates should email a cover letter, CV and names of 3
references to Dr. Tanya Berardini at:
tberardini from arabidopsis.org .

(2)Genome Annotation Curator

We are currently seeking applicants for the position of scientific
curator to work on our genome annotation project. The successful
candidate will be involved in computational and manual updates of
structural annotation for genes and other sequenced objects and
computational updates of functional annotation. Duties include:
analyzing and interpreting sequence data, comparative genomics
techniques, examining experimental data and compiling results; dealing
with user requests and presenting and/or publishing data. You will also
work alongside our technical team to assist with the design of new or
improved web interfaces and tools.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in biology, molecular biology or
related field, a demonstrated ability for independent critical thinking,
knowledge of sequence analysis and annotation approaches and concepts,
good communication skills and a keen eye for detail. Familiarity with
UNIX, HTML, MYSQL and Perl would be beneficial but is not required.

Qualified candidates should email a cover letter, CV and names of 3
referees to Dr. David Swarbreck at: dswarbreck from stanford.edu


These are both on-site positions, telecommuters will not be considered.

The Carnegie Institution for Science is an equal opportunity employer.


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