Query about job announcements

Francis Ouellette francis at monod.Biol.McGill.CA
Fri Feb 19 22:56:23 EST 1993

bwilliam at oyster.smcm.edu (Bill Williams) writes:

>Can someone tell me what the rules (and traditions) are about posting
>job announcements on bionet.* and on newsgroups in general?  Does it
>violate the "no commercial business" policy of the Internet, or is that
>just Bitnet?

>Assuming that such announcements are welcome, what would be the best
>newsgroups on which to place an announcement for a sabbatical-leave
>replacement position in molecular biology?

dear Bill

I guess the best place is bionet.jobs, and what follows is a message
from Dave "Mr bionet/BIOSCI" Kristofferson about postings in that
group.  I hope this answer your questions,



From: kristoff at NET.BIO.NET (David Kristofferson)
Newsgroups: bionet.jobs
Subject: EMPLOYMENT/bionet.jobs posting regulations
Date: 15 Feb 93 08:00:04 GMT

In order to prevent misunderstandings regarding the purpose of this
newsgroup, this is a regular biweekly automatic mailing regarding job
posting regulations formulated by the U.S. National Science
Foundation.  Readers outside of the U.S. should check with their local
network authorities to determine what rules apply to their usage.

EMPLOYMENT/bionet.jobs is to be used for the posting of job openings
in the biological sciences or professional level jobs that support the
work of biological scientists (such as for computer/systems
programming/support).  There are no restrictions on the content of the
postings if these jobs are in the non-profit sector.  Individuals
regardless of their place of employment may post their CVs/resumes to
this newsgroup or simply place a request for work if they are looking
for jobs in this area of endeavor.  Commercial companies can post jobs
intended for professional people in the areas just mentioned provided
that the postings are limited to the format described below.  Extended
commercial job/benefit descriptions and promotional material are not
allowed, nor may commercial firms post openings for non-professional
positions (if in doubt about the appropriateness of a posting, please
check with kristoff at net.bio.net *before* proceeding).

Commercial job posting format:

The posting should include 

		o job title
		o one or two line factual description of the position
		o an e-mail contact address for further information;
                  a regular surface mail address and contact telephone
                  number is also permissible.

To repeat, commercial job postings that do not comply with the above
format or that are for jobs in areas outside of the range described
above are not permissible in this newsgroup.  Your cooperation is
greatly appreciated.


				Dave Kristofferson
				BIOSCI/bionet Manager

				kristoff at net.bio.net

>William E. Williams, bwilliam at oyster.smcm.edu
>Divison of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
>St. Mary's College of Maryland
>St. Mary's City, MD 20686
| B.F. Francis Ouellette  
| manager, yeast chromosome I & XVI sequencing project
| dept of biology, McGill university, Montreal, Qc, Canada
| francis at monod.biol.mcgill.ca

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