[Drosophila] FlyBase-Cambridge curator job opportunity

Rachel Drysdale (Genetics) rd120 at gen.cam.ac.uk
Wed Oct 12 05:54:39 EST 2005

Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, UK
Ref No: PC150 
Grade: NRAS Salary: £19,460 - £29,127 pa
Grade: RAST Salary: £19,460 - £21,640 pa
Limit of tenure: 30 November 2010*

     The FlyBase-Cambridge division of the FlyBase project
(http://flybase.org) is looking to appoint two new curators. FlyBase
curators work as part of a team, interacting with biologists at other
FlyBase sites worldwide to develop standards of database information.
Curators also work on developing improved methods to communicate
information about the genome to the scientific community, especially
via the World Wide Web, and assist users online and at research
conference workshops.

     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.  The FlyBase
project is carried out by a consortium of computer scientists and
Drosophila molecular geneticists at Harvard University, University of
Cambridge (UK) and Indiana University.  FlyBase is funded by grants
from the NIH and MRC.

     We are looking for one full time curator to work within
FlyBase-Cambridge in collaboration with the Reactome consortium (see
http://www.reactome.org) and one full time curator to work within
FlyBase-Cambridge in collaboration with the Gene Ontology consortium
(see http://geneontology.org). You should be either a post-doctorate or
well-qualified graduate, and must have at least a good honours degree
in genetics or biochemistry.  Research experience with Drosophila would
be an advantage.  Good communication skills and the ability to work
with a high level of attention to detail are essential.  Previous
computing experience is not necessary.

     * Both posts are funded to 30th November 2010 in the first
instance, and may, subject to the availability of funding, be renewed
for a further period or periods.
     Informal enquiries to Dr. Rachel Drysdale, e-mail: rd120 at gen.cam.ac.uk, 
tel: (01223) 333963). Full applications, including a completed PD18 cover sheet, 
a covering letter, C.V. and contact details of two referees, should be sent to: 
Mrs. T. Oakley, Department of Genetics, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EH, 
t.oakley at gen.cam.ac.uk.
Closing date: 10 November 2005.

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