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New GO curator position at TAIR

Sue Rhee rhee at acoma.Stanford.EDU
Wed Oct 24 14:37:55 EST 2001

TAIR is seeking applicants for a full-time position of a Gene Ontology
curator. The Gene Ontology Consortium (www.geneontology.org) is a
collaboration between model organism databases to develop shared
vocabularies to describe gene products.

The TAIR GO curator will be responsible for:

1) annotation of Arabidopsis gene products with GO controlled vocabulary

2) working with members of the GO consortium to modify/update the GO
ontologies as needed to improve the ontology structure,

3) development and application of methods to streamline and enhance the
quality of annotations, and

4) working with members of the plant research community to facilitate the
transfer of biological knowledge between Arabidopsis and other plants.

The successful candidate will work with a team of curators, software
engineers, and database developers at TAIR and collaborating database
projects. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in
some aspect of plant biology (e.g. Development, Physiology, Biochemistry,
Genetics, Plant Pathology), a demonstrated ability for independent,
critical thinking and excellent communication and teamwork skills.
Experience with Arabidopsis is preferred but not essential. The GO curator
must be able to travel and attend 4 meetings/year of the GO consortium.

Familiarity with basic UNIX commands, spreadsheets, and commonly used
biological research tools such as BLAST and MEDLINE searching is desired.
A working knowledge of PERL and/or SQL would be an asset but an extensive
background in computing is not required.

Qualified candidates should email a resume to: rhee at acoma.stanford.edu

Sue Rhee                         	rhee at acoma.stanford.edu
The Arabidopsis Information Resource	URL: www.arabidopsis.org
Carnegie Institution of Washington	FAX: +1-650-325-6857
Department of Plant Biology		Tel: +1-650-325-1521 ext. 251
260 Panama St.
Stanford, CA 94305


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