Database Curator vacancy with FlyBase, Cambridge, UK

Aubrey de Grey ag24 at
Wed Aug 21 12:12:34 EST 2002


Ref No PC 260 

Grade: Research Associate 

Salary: £17,626 - £26,491 pa

Limit of tenure: up to one year *

The FlyBase ( group at the University of Cambridge
has a vacancy for a Database Curator of genetic and genomic information
about Drosophila. Prof. Michael Ashburner in the Department of Genetics
heads the group. The position is funded by the US National Institutes
of Health and is available for up to one year, with the possibility of
extension depending on the securing of further funding. Candidates, who
can be either post-doctorates or well-qualified graduates, must have at
least a good honours degree in genetics or biochemistry. Research
experience with Drosophila would be an advantage. The job requires good
communication skills and the ability to work with a high level of
attention to detail. Previous computing experience is not necessary.

Proposed start date: November 2002.

FlyBase is the premier publicly funded research database of integrated
genetic, genomic and functional data for Drosophila, one of the major
model organisms for the Human Genome Project. A consortium of computer
scientists and Drosophila molecular geneticists at Harvard University,
University of Cambridge (UK), Indiana University, University of
California, and the European Bioinformatics Institute carries out the
FlyBase project.

FlyBase curators work as a part of a team, capturing data from the
literature and other sources for integration into FlyBase. Curators
also interact with biologists at other FlyBase sites worldwide to
develop improved methods of database annotation and communication of
information about the genome to the scientific community, especially
via the World Wide Web, and assist users online and at research
conference workshops.

* The funds for this post are available for up to one year in the first
instance and the post may, subject to the availability of funding, be
renewed for a further period or periods.

Applications, to include a CV and details of three referees, and/or
enquiries should be addressed to: Rachel Drysdale PhD, FlyBase
(Cambridge), Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, Downing
Street, Cambridge CB2 3EH, e-mail: rd120 at, tel: (01223)
333963; Fax:(01223) 333992 by 31 October 2002.

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