the University of Edinburgh
in collaboration with the University of Cambridge
and the European Bioinformatics Institute
The Parasite Genome Initiatives
Database Computer/Bioinformatics Scientist
Global collaborative initiatives are under way to study five of the major
human parasites (causing leishmaniasis, sleeping sickness, Chagas' disease,
filariasis and schistosomaiasis) at the genome level. Physical mapping,
cDNA sequencing and genome sequencing projects are well advanced.
We are seeking a motivated computer/bioinformatics scientist to construct
and maintain central genome databases for all five projects, and to design
www/internet interfaces to allow worldwide online access to them.
Applicants should have experience in some or all of the following: PERL,
biological sequence data analysis, WWW site management & ACEDB. The
appointee will be based at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) at
the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, near Cambridge, UK (a site which
the EBI shares with the Sanger Centre and the Medical Research Council's
Genome Project Resource Centre). There may be opportunities for travel to
other non-UK Parasite Genome labs.
The position, funded by the World Health Organisation initially for one
year, is available immediately at a salary level of up to =A317,466 (RA1A
grade point 5, AD grade point 2) depending on age and status.
The position will remain open until a suitable applicant is found, but we
would like to appoint as soon as is possible.
Please phone or email Mark Blaxter to ask for more information NOW. =
+44 131 650 6760 Mark.Blaxter at ed.ac.uk =20
Mark Blaxter, ICAPB, Ashworth Labs, King's Buildings, University of
Edinburgh, Scotland EH9 3JT=20