[Arabidopsis] Pathway database curator position at Gramene

Pankaj Jaiswal via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by pj37 from cornell.edu)
Fri Oct 24 16:07:01 EST 2008

e-mail address correction.
Please send the application material at the following address

jaiswalp from science.oregonstate.edu


Pankaj Jaiswal wrote:
> http://bivouac.cshl.edu/gramene-news/?p=44
> A full time 3-year pathway database curator position at the Research 
> Associate or Postdoctoral Associate level is available immediately in 
> Dr. Pankaj Jaiswal’s group at the Department of Botany and Plant 
> Pathology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 
> (http://www.science.oregonstate.edu/bpp/). This position is required to 
> develop a comprehensive catalog of rice and other cereal plant metabolic 
> pathways and enzymes. The project expands the coverage of metabolic 
> pathways from Rice (http://gramene.org/pathway/) to all known pathways 
> in major cereal plants such as for maize, sorghum and wheat. The curator 
> will be responsible for development, curation and maintenance of the 
> Pathways section on Gramene Database (http://www.gramene.org) in 
> following ways.
> i)    Develop novel methods on annotating the metabolic and regulatory 
> pathway associations to the genomic and genetic datasets.
> ii)    Research new plant metabolic pathways and enzymes in the 
> scientific literature, and to evaluate, extract, organize, and enter 
> that information to the database;
> iii)    Development /improvement of new or existing standard procedures 
> and operation rules on curation methods and to the general development 
> of the database, such as data integration, web page enhancement, and 
> data exchange with database namely the www.reactome.org.
> iv)    Communicating with the research community to improve the quality 
> of the data, to train them in using the database and related tools, and 
> to support user requests.
> The successful candidates will work with Gramene database team that 
> includes highly trained PhD. level bioinformatics specialists and 
> software developers. The person will also work with collaborator 
> databases such as Rice Genome Annotation Project, MaizeGDB, GrainGenes, 
> MetaCyc, PlantCyc, AraCyc, SolCyc, and a number of pioneering plant 
> biochemists from around the world.
> Qualified candidates should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in 
> biochemistry, biological chemistry, metabolomics, or related field 
> preferably in plants, but not necessarily. The successful candidate 
> should also have a demonstrated ability for independent and critical 
> thinking, excellent communication skills and enjoy teamwork. Experience 
> with Lynux and Windows operating system, Perl, Java and HTML editing is 
> desirable. Please send an email with a current CV/resume, and letter of 
> interest to Pankaj Jaiswal (jaiswalp from oregonstate.edu). Oregon State 
> University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

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