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postdoctoral fellowship in rice genomics

Buell, C. Robin rbuell at tigr.org
Thu Aug 10 12:04:17 EST 2000

The Institute for Genomic Research
Post Doctoral Fellowship in Rice Genomics

Posting Date:	August 10, 2000

Position Available

Position Title:		Post Doctoral Fellow
Department:		Eukaryotic Genomics
Reports To:		Robin Buell
Position Availability:	Immediate
Positions Available:	1

Position Summary:
This position will be responsible for conducting research on the
USDA/NSF/DOE-funded RICE GENOME PROJECT.   This project is focused on
sequencing and annotating rice genomic DNA as part of the International Rice
Genome Sequencing Project.  The successful candidate will participate in the
sequencing and annotating BACs from Oryza sativa as part of a
multi-disciplined team within the Eukaryotic Genomics department.  The
candidate will be responsible for data analysis and leadership of other team

Position Responsibilities:
*	Involvement in all aspects of the BAC sequencing and annotation.
*	Work closely with other rice team members.
*	Utilizing state-of-the-art bioinformatics tools for data analysis.
*	Keeps current with relevant scientific disciplines through continued
	  reading of the literature.
*	Participates in TIGR laboratory meetings and scientific workgroups.
*	Interacts with faculty members on matters of mutual scientific
*	Works cooperatively with other staff when necessary to achieve TIGR
	  research goals.

Education/Experience Required:
This position requires a Ph.D. in plant science (genetics, physiology,
pathology), cell biology, or molecular biology and extensive knowledge of
molecular biology techniques or related field.  Experience with high
throughput sequencing, annotation and knowledge of relational database
systems, SQL, and PERL is highly desirable. An aptitude for computer-based
analysis, familiarity with using public databases such as GenBank and a
willingness to learn such programs are essential.

Skills and Abilities Required:
*	Must be able to formulate experimental hypotheses and analyze and
	  interpret scientific data.
*	Ability to conduct investigations in relevant scientific areas.
*	Excellent organization and time management skills.
*	Strong interpersonal skills; ability to effectively interact with
	  all levels of staff; ability to work as an effective team member.
*	Ability to use sound judgement to effectively solve problems within
the scope of the position.
*	High level of initiative and ability to work with minimum
*	Superior verbal and written communications skills.

TIGR offers a stimulating work environment, and a competitive compensation
and benefits package.  Ideal candidates will be highly motivated individuals
who enjoy being part of an innovative team.  To apply, send a cover letter
and resume to:

The Institute for Genomic Research
Human Resources Department/RB05
9712 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
FAX 301-838-0208
Email: jobs at tigr.org (TEXT FORMAT ONLY)

TIGR is an Equal Opportunity Employer who encourages qualifies women and
minority candidates to apply.

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