6 Positions to establish UK plant database network

plzmlh at vax.ccc.nottingham.ac.uk plzmlh at vax.ccc.nottingham.ac.uk
Thu Apr 4 10:22:54 EST 1996

                      Scottish Crop Research Institute
             Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research
                             John Innes Centre
                    Nottingham Arabidopsis Stock Centre


The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) has
initiated a programme involving several posts to develop and apply plant
genome bioinformatics in the UK. The role of the network will be to develop
bioinformatics as a research tool

The following positions are available:-

1. Scottish Crop Research Institute, Dundee

     To develop a new genome database for barley and establish links
     with other international bioinformatics resources. (REF: BIONET.1)

2. Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research, Aberystwyth

     To develop a new genome database for the forage grasses and to
     establish links with genome research in other cereals.

3. John Innes Centre, Norwich

     To coordinate the Network and develop applications and comparative
     mapping software for the Arabidopsis, Brassica and cereal
     databases. (REF: BIONET.2)

4. John Innes Centre, Norwich

     To link cereal genome data from wheat, barley, millet and rice
     with GrainGenes and MilletGenes databases. (REF: BIONET.3)

5. John Innes Centre, Norwich

     To develop a new Brassica database with links to the existing
     Arabidopsis databases. (REF: BIONET.4)

6. Nottingham Arabidopsis Stock Centre, The University of Nottingham

     To develop the Arabidopsis database, AtDB, for UK data. Provide
     training support for the UK group and develop user interfaces to
     the network databases. (REF: BIONET.5)

     All appointments will be for a fixed term of three years duration.
     Appointments 1, 2 and 3 will be to Pay Band 6 within the salary
     range 13,951 to 24,174 per annum (UK pounds sterling).
     Appointments 4 and 5 will be to Pay Band 7 within the salary range
     11,929 to 20,665 (UK pounds sterling). 

     Previous experience of bioinformatics (knowledge of UNIX, 
     ACEDB, and programming in C or
     Perl for the Band 6 and RA1A posts) is preferable. A relevant
     biological background in genetics with an interest and aptitude
     for applying computer database methods Application forms and
     general details on the projects can be obtained by writing to the
     Personnel Officer at the John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park,
     Colney, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7UH.

Specific details relating to individual positions are available from:

     1. Dr Robbie Waugh, (SCRI) Tel: (01382) 562731,
        E-Mail rwaugh at scri.sari.ac.uk

     2. Dr Mike Hayward, (IGER) Tel: (01970) 828255,
        E-Mail mike.hayward at bbsrc.ac.uk

     3. Dr Mike Bevan, (JIC) Tel: (01603) 452571,
        E-Mail bevan at bbsrc.ac.uk

     4. Dr M D Gale, (JIC) Tel: (01603) 452571,
        E-Mail jeffrey at bbsrc.ac.uk

     5. Dr Martin Trick (JIC), Tel (01603) 452571,
        E-Mail trick at bbsrc.ac.uk

     6. Dr Mary Anderson, (NASC) Tel: (0115) 9791216,
        E-Mail arabidopsis at nottingham.ac.uk

The BBSRC and University of Nottingham are Equal Opportunities Employers.

         The closing date for completed applications is 3 May 1996.

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