Opportunity for computational biologist at Nottingham Arabidopsis Stock Centre

The Nottingham Arabidopsis Stock Centre (NASC) is an international genetic resource centre for seed resources and information pertaining to the plant model system, Arabidopsis. NASC has become the European touchstone for information dissemination to the Arabidopsis research network through the establishment of its WWW server (URL=http://nasc.nott.ac.uk/). NASC also collaborates with other Arabidopsis informatics projects in the USA and is responsible for the curation of the resource information within AtDB.

We are looking for a computational biologist to join the Stock Centre to develop the current bioinformatics activities. Specific duties will include the development and maintenance of the WWW server, including the establishment of a mirror site for Arabidopsis information currently distributed through the USA; preparation of ace files of Stock information for AtDB and development of the in-house database for Stock Centre administration.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in molecular biology or computer/information science. Non PhD candidates will also be considered if they have experience of computational biology or bioinformatics. The candidate should also have experience of UNIX, and programming in C or Perl. In addition, preference will be given to candidates with experience of web authoring and/or the database software ACEDB.

The appointment is EU funded for 32 months (possibly extended to 36 months) and is available immediately. Starting salary will be flexible depending on experience.

For further details contact Mary Anderson (arabidopsis@nottingham.ac.uk)
Tel: 0115 9791216

To apply for this position please send a full cv and covering letter including the names of two referees to Mary Anderson, Nottingham Arabidopsis Stock Centre, Dept of Life Science, Nottingham University, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK.