UK CROP BIOINFORMATICS NETWORK
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 following position at the John Innes Centre is available :-
Ref : BIONET.2
To develop software for the analysis and display of comparative
genome data. The successful applicant will have the opportunity
to work under his/her own initiative and should be strongly
motivated. The position will also involve the co-ordination and
integration of the Network, which comprises the Arabidopsis,
Brassica and cereal databases. Communication with other
bioinformatics groups in the UK and worldwide will be a priority
of the project. The role of the Network will be to develop
bioinformatics as a research tool. Accordingly, the successful
applicant will be given the opportunity to design and implement
software using novel computer tools and languages such as Java.
The appointment will be for a fixed term of three years within
Pay Band 6 within the salary range 13,951 to 24,174 per annum
(UK pounds sterling). The John Innes Centre is an Equal Opportunities
Employer and operates a non-contributory superannuation scheme.
A first degree in computer science or biology and some relevant
postgraduate qualification is preferable. Previous experience of
bioinformatics, in particular knowledge of UNIX, ACeDB, WWW and
programming in C or Perl would be an advantage.
Application forms can be obtained by writing to the Personnel
Officer, John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Colney, Norwich,
Norfolk, NR4 7UH quoting reference BIONET2. The closing data for
completed applications is 11 October 1996.
The John Innes Centre is a Registered Charity (No 511709), grant
aided by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.