Associate Director, Center for Sequenced Plant Genes
Administers the Registry for Sequenced Plant Genes, which serves as a
repository for designations of sequenced plant genes as recommended by the
Commission on Plant Gene Nomenclature (CPGN). Interprets and advises
scientific community on the interpretation and applications of CPGN
guidelines. Identifies and recruits international scientific authorities to
serve as group leaders for the review of proposed gene designations by the
CPGN. Organizes reviews and examines all proposals for consistency with
guidelines. Manages the electronic communication of approved designations
into the National Agricultural Library and other public databases.
Communicates with editors-in-chief and reviews their adherence to adherence
to CPGN's recommendations. Organizes workshops on gene nomenclature at
international meetings. Advises industrial clients on the potential
applications of newly sequenced plant genes and their relevance to companies'
Requires an advanced degree in molecular biology or related field, plus
extensive experience in plant molecular biology. Experience must include:
construction of DNA libraries, database management, international scientific
activities and journal editing. Familiarity with sequenced plant genes to
include the recognition of genes associated with nuclear, chloroplast and
mitochondrial genomes are also required. Excellent written and oral
communication, as well as interpersonal skills are essential.
Position offers competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits program
including tuition remission for employees and their children. Please send
resume, including Ref#137 to:
Robell at personnel.rutgers.edu
or by ordinary mail to:
Rutgers, The State University of NJ
Division of Personnel Services
Attn: Sonia Robell, Piscataway, NJ 08855, USA
Rutgers is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, M/F.
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