The USDA Agricultural Research Service Corn Insects and Crop Genetics =20=
Research Unit in Ames, Iowa (Iowa State University campus) invites =20
applications for a programmer / computational biologist to work in a =20
team that is helping to assemble, analyze and annotate the soybean =20
The job will involve working with several research groups to assemble =20=
a large, complex genome sequence and to identify biologically useful =20
information. Responsibilities will include populating a database with =20=
genetic, sequence, and related information; writing and maintaining =20
bioinformatics software; and participating in data mining and =20
analysis of genomic sequence.
Required knowledge and abilities include 1) ability to perform =20
various systems operations in the Unix/Linux environment; 2) =20
knowledge of SQL and relational database design and development =20
methods; and 3) skill in the use of Perl or a comparable scripting =20
language to program, modify, analyze, and organize data. For =20
background further information on the project contact Dr. Steven =20
Cannon at scannon At iastate.edu and see related project information at =20
Note to any attendees at the Plant and Animal Genome conference: =20
please see the job board and arrange to talk with Steven Cannon at =20
the meeting if you are interested.
Candidates must be U.S. citizens. This is a permanent position with =20
no publication requirement. The position will be filled at the GS-9 - =20=
GS-11 level ($50,471 =96 72,060); salary will be commensurate with =20
experience. A comprehensive benefits package is provided. Vacancy =20
announcements and application information can be obtained from the =20
ARS website at http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/getjob.asp?=20
JobID=3D52117308. For questions regarding application procedures can =20
call Lynnette Richey 515-663-7278.
Applications in response to this ad must be postmarked by January 29, =20=
2007 and reference vacancy announcement number ARS-X7W-0087.
THE USDA/ARS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER.
USDA-ARS and Department of Agronomy
Iowa State University
scannon At iastate.edu
phone 515-294-6971; fax 515-294-2299