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Informatics positions in plant genomics

Robin Buell rbuell at tigr.org
Thu Aug 26 14:18:28 EST 1999


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).

<bold>Bioinformatics Analyst- 3 positions

</bold>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

<bold>Bioinformatics Engineer- 1 position

</bold>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

minority candidates to apply.



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