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Thu Nov 23 11:21:57 EST 1995

                        SENIOR BIOINFORMATICS POST
The John Innes Centre in Norwich, U.K. would like to develop expertise in
areas of Bioinformatics relevant to the Centre's mission.  Comparative genome
analysis is the main area of our research which requires considerable
bioinformatics expertise, although other areas such as database structuring,
gene nomenclature, genome sequencing, physical mapping and protein
structure studies can also benefit from relevant informatics expertise. The JIC
has substantial programmes in cereal, legume, Brassica, microbial and
Arabidopsis genome analysis, and plays a central role in developing a UK
Crop Plant Bioinformatics Network which links scientists mapping traits in a
wider variety of species of agronomic importance to experts in data curation
and distribution.  The JIC Bioinformaticist could play a key role in ensuring
the success of this network and in forming close working relationships with
other scientists in the field.
As there is no relevant expertise at JIC, we wish to appoint someone with an
established record in bioinformatics, particularly in the area of developing
means of linking genome datasets and displaying colinearity and other
important relationships. The species-specific databases are all held in ACeDB
formats, therefore experience and interest in ACeDB software, UNIX and
programming in PERL and C would be an advantage.
The initial period of appointment would be for 5 years, but there is significant
potential for long-term employment if the area enjoys success and recognition,
and attracts sufficient external funding to build an effective group. In this
respect there is a possibility of funding for co-workers in the UK Crop Plant
Bioinformatics Network.  The appointment would be made according to skills
and experience,in Pay Band 5 (16,108-29,117 p.a.).
We would appreciate you drawing attention of qualified candidates to this
opportunity, and encouraging them to apply. The post will be kept open until
a successful candidate is found.
Further information can be obtained from bevan at bbsrc.ac.uk,
gordon at bbsrc.ac.uk, and jeffery at bbsrc.ac.uk.
Michael Bevan
for the Search Committee

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