A scientific database curator position is available immediately in Dr.
Sue Rhee's group at the Carnegie Institution, Department of Plant
Biology (Stanford, CA). This position is to develop a comprehensive
catalog of plant metabolic pathways and enzymes. The project expands the
coverage of metabolic pathways from AraCyc
(www.arabidopsis.org/biocyc/index.html) to all known pathways in all
plant species. This database will be used as a reference database to
generate other organism-specific plant pathway databases such as for
maize, wheat, and poplar. The curator will be responsible for:
i)researching new plant metabolic pathways and enzymes in the scientific
literature, and to evaluate, extract, organize, and enter that
information to the database; ii) contributing to the development of
standard procedure and operation rules on curation methods and to the
general development of the database, such as data integration, web page
enhancement, and data exchange with other databases; and iii)
communicating with the research community to improve the quality of the
data, to train them in using the database and related tools, and to
support user requests. The successful candidates will work with highly
trained metabolism curators (post-Ph.D. level biologists with an
expertise in plant metabolism), software developers and a number of
pioneering plant biochemists around the world.
Qualified candidates should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in
biochemistry or related field. The successful candidate should also have
a demonstrated ability for independent and critical thinking, excellent
communication and teamwork skills. Experience with Unix operating
system, Perl, and web page editing is an extra asset.
Application Instructions: Please email a brief letter describing your
research experience, plus your CV and contact information for 3
references to Dr. Sue Rhee at rhee from acoma.stanford.edu.