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. (REF:1996\6)

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,
2. Dr Mike Hayward, (IGER) Tel: (01970) 828255, E-Mail
3. Dr Mike Bevan, (JIC) Tel: (01603) 452571, E-Mail
4. Dr M D Gale, (JIC) Tel: (01603) 452571, E-Mail
5. Dr Martin Trick (JIC), Tel (01603) 452571, E-Mail
6. Dr Mary Anderson, (NASC) Tel: (0115) 9791216, E-Mail
The BBSRC and University of Nottingham are Equal Opportunities Employers.

The closing date for completed applications is 3 May 1996.