POSITION OFFERED IN COMPARATIVE PLANT GENOME BIOINFORMATICS

Jo Dicks jo.dicks at bbsrc.ac.uk
Thu Dec 5 09:56:54 EST 1996


COMPUTER PROGRAMMER/COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGIST

A new post is available at the John Innes Centre in Norwich, UK.
The post will involve the development of novel software for the 
display of comparative plant genome data. Much of the new software 
will be written for the World Wide Web in Java, although current
expertise in this is not essential. The successful applicant will 
have the opportunity to work under his/her own initiative and 
should be strongly motivated. The post involves linking data from 
several organisms. Consequently, the post-holder will be expected 
to co-ordinate the integration of the separate plant databases that 
are part of the UK Crop Plant Bioinformatics Network. This Network 
is a new initiative funded by the Biotechnology and Biological 
Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). One aim of the Network is to 
develop bioinformatics as a research tool. Accordingly, the 
successful applicant will be given the opportunity to design and
implement software using novel computer tools and languages.
Communication with other bioinformatics groups in the UK and 
worldwide will also be a priority of the project.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants should have a first degree in computer science or in 
biology. A postgraduate qualification, particularly in some form 
of bioinformatics, would be helpful. Some experience of computer
programming is essential.  Ability in one or more of Java, C++, 
C and Perl programming would be an advantage, as would familiarity 
with UNIX, WWW and  the ACEDB database. 

SALARY 

The appointment will be for a fixed term of three years within 
Pay Band 6 within the salary range £13,951 to £24,174 per annum. 
The John Innes Centre is an Equal Opportunities Employer and 
operates a non-contributory superannuation scheme.

HOW TO APPLY

Application forms may be obtained by writing to the Personnel 
Officer, John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Colney, Norwich,
Norfolk, NR4 7UH quoting reference BIONET2. Alternatively forms 
may be requested by email from the Personnel Officer at
"JICPERS at BBSRC.AC.UK". Completed applications should be postmarked 
on or before 31st December 1996.

The John Innes Centre is a Registered Charity (No. 511709), grant 
aided by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.



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