Scottish Crop Research Institute
Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research
John Innes Centre
Nottingham Arabidopsis Stock Centre
UK CROP PLANT 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 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.
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,
E-Mail rwaugh at scri.sari.ac.uk
2. Dr Mike Hayward, (IGER) Tel: (01970) 828255,
E-Mail mike.hayward at bbsrc.ac.uk
3. Dr Mike Bevan, (JIC) Tel: (01603) 452571,
E-Mail bevan at bbsrc.ac.uk
4. Dr M D Gale, (JIC) Tel: (01603) 452571,
E-Mail jeffrey at bbsrc.ac.uk
5. Dr Martin Trick (JIC), Tel (01603) 452571,
E-Mail trick at bbsrc.ac.uk
6. Dr Mary Anderson, (NASC) Tel: (0115) 9791216,
E-Mail arabidopsis at nottingham.ac.uk
The BBSRC and University of Nottingham are Equal Opportunities Employers.
The closing date for completed applications is 3 May 1996.