Opportunity for a Computational Biologist in Plant EST Analysis

Plant Molecular Information Center, Computational Biology Centers, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

We are seeking a postdoctoral associate to participate in the mining of the data that has been generated from the plant EST projects, the largest of which is the Arabidopsis project. Thus far, the project has involved the generation of raw sequence data from the MSU sequencing project headed by Dr. Tom Newman, the processing and analysis of that data, the development of tools for the manipulation and exploration of that information, with the primary emphasis on the creation of resources.

We are now looking for additional partners with primarily biological backgrounds to explore the mountains of information that have been acquired, analyzed and databased. Candidates need only be reasonably skilled in the use of computers, since most of our team is highly skilled in the areas of software and database development. We have begun to pose interesting biological questions, and are looking for interested people to extend these questions. This is not to discourage or exclude those who may have programming skills from applying, but rather to encourage and include those who have a keen interest in exploration of information, as well. This position is available immediately.

Further information about the various plant EST projects can be found at http://lenti.med.umn.edu under "Research Projects." Interested persons can contact me directly at the addresses/phones below. Of particular interest to me would be your current research focus, and what led you to consider the computational aspects of analysis.

Ernest F. Retzel, Ph.D.
Director, Computational Biology Centers
Medical School
University of Minnesota
M39/M41 Masonic, UMHC Box 43
420 Delaware St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0312

Phone: 612-626-0495
Fax: 612-626-0623

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