Informatics positions in plant genomics

Robin Buell rbuell at tigr.org
Thu Aug 26 12:32:22 EST 1999


INFORMATICS POSITIONS AT TIGR

The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) has an active plant genome 
program that includes structural and functional genomics.  Two new 
projects, rice genome sequencing/annotation and potato functional 
genomics, will begin this fall and positions for informatic personnel 
are available.  The rice and potato genome projects will complement 
existing plant genome projects at TIGR that include Arabidopsis 
genome sequencing and annotation, Arabidopsis microarray analysis, 
Arabidopsis disease resistance mechanisms, tomato EST sequencing, 
construction of plant gene indices, and development of computational 
methods for plant genomics (http://www.tigr.org/tdb).

Bioinformatics Analyst- 3 positions

Three positions for Bioinformatic Analysts are available.  Two 
Bioinformatic Analysts positions are available in the rice genome 
project which will involve annotation of rice genomic DNA using gene 
prediction programs and database searches.  A third position is 
available for a functional potato genome project that involves 
annotation of ESTs and analysis of gene expression using microarrays.

Education/Experience and Skills/Abilities Required:

Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Computer Science or 
related field required. Familiarity working with computers in the 
field of biological sciences performing duties similar to the above. 
Familiarity with SYBASE RDBMS or other relational databases, 
Structured Query Language (SQL), Unix, Perl, and basic molecular 
biology as it related to DNA sequences. Effective software 
engineering and project management skills. Excellent organization and 
time management skills. Flexibility to handle a variety of tasks and 
shift priorities simultaneously. Strong interpersonal skills; ability 
to effectively interact with all levels of staff and external 
contacts; ability to work as an effective team member. Cooperative 
and service-oriented attitude; must be able to work under pressure 
and maintain professional demeanor. Ability to use sound judgment to 
effectively solve problems within the scope of the position.

Bioinformatics Engineer- 1 position

One position as a Bioinformatic engineer is available to support the 
rice genome project at TIGR. The Bioinformatic engineer will work 
with other members of the Informatics department to develop and 
enhance software necessary for analysis of genomic data.

Position Responsibilities:

Creates software for the display and manipulation of biological data. 
Teaches other TIGR employees to troubleshoot, use, and create 
Bioinformatics software. Maintains close familiarity with in-house 
software for management of biological data. Draws upon knowledge of 
biology to improve biological data mining and management techniques. 
Maintains in-house databases for genome analysis. Performs general 
annotation duties.

Education/Experience and Skills and Abilities Required:

Bachelor's degree in one of the Biological Sciences or Computer 
Sciences required. Familiarity with computers and bioinformatics 
environments preferred. Solid knowledge of Perl, Syperl, HTML, CGI, 
SQL, and UNIX. Programming skills should include one or more of the 
following languages: C/C++, Java, or Motif. Good analytical, 
interpersonal, and communication skills. Excellent organization and 
time management skills. Flexibility to handle a variety of tasks and 
shift priorities simultaneously.


TIGR offers a stimulating work environment, and competitive 
compensation and benefits package. Ideal candidates will be highly 
motivated individuals who enjoy being part of an innovative team. To 
apply for this position, send cover letter and resume to:

                          The Institute for Genomic Research
                          Human Resources Department/BA
                          9712 Medical Center Drive
                          Rockville, MD 20850
                          Fax: 301-838-0208
                          email: jobs at tigr.org and rbuell at tigr.org

TIGR is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages qualified women and
minority candidates to apply.




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