Oregon State University
Research Associate (Post Doc); immediate opening
Research Associate (Post Doc), Department of Botany and Plant Pathology,
Oregon State University, working as a pathway database curator.
Full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term position. The anticipated
duration of the position is 3 years, but annual reappointment is at the
discretion of the Department Head. This position is required to develop
a comprehensive catalog of rice and other cereal plant metabolic
pathways and enzymes. The project expands the coverage of metabolic
pathways from Rice to all known pathways in major cereal plants. This
database will be used as a reference database to generate other
organism-specific plant pathway databases such as for maize and wheat.
The curator will be responsible for development, curation and
maintenance of the Pathway databases on Gramene in following ways.
Required qualifications include PhD in Biochemistry, Biological
Chemistry, Metabolomics, or related field; 2-5 years of experience
working in wet lab research specializing in biochemical and/or
regulatory pathways, enzyme kinetics, gene regulation; and have a
demonstrated ability for independent and critical thinking, excellent
communication skills in oral and written presentations in English and
ability to work in teams.
Preferred qualifications include a demonstrated commitment to promote
and enhance diversity; and experience with Linux and Windows operating
system and programming in Perl, Java and HTML editing is highly desirable.
To review the position description and apply, go to posting #0003545 at
http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. When applying, you will be required to
electronically submit your application, a Letter of Intent, and a
Curriculum Vitae (including 3 references). Closing date 12/12/08.
Oregon State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer and has a policy of being responsive to dual-career needs.