The Plant Genetic Resources Unit, USDA-ARS, has an opening at Cornell
University, Ithaca, New York, for a Genome Informaticist to develop
improved means of access to plant genome data.
The incumbent will be responsible for envisioning, engineering and
implementing interactions among Internet and other publicly available
biological data sources to enhance their information content, usefulness
and accessibility to scientists working on genetic improvement of crop
plants. Particular emphasis will be placed on developing software
interfaces and graphical presentations to facilitate data exploration,
visualization, and expert analysis. Incumbent will provide local expertise,
advice and collaboration to scientists with bioinformatics problems such as
processing and organizing their laboratory data, accessing public data, and
analyzing/interpreting these data.
Incumbent is expected to interact locally with other informatics components
of the campus-wide Cornell Genomics Initiative, and to provide national and
international leadership in improvement of plant genome databases and
specialized software for application to crop enhancement.
Candidates must be U.S. citizens and have knowledge of plant molecular
biology, genetics and plant physiology, as well as skill in molecular
biological and molecular genetic techniques. A Ph.D. is desirable. Salary
is $46,254 - $71,503.
Application procedures and additional information can be found at
http://www.ars.usda.gov/afm/hrd/vacancy/x8n-8086.htm, or call Sharon Maio
at (607) 255-5487. Applications must be marked ARS-X8N-8086 and postmarked
by March 23, 1998.
USDA-ARS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.