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Postdoc - Bioinformatic analysis of chromatin proteins in plants

Rich Jorgensen raj at Ag.arizona.edu
Fri Mar 29 12:50:57 EST 2002

Postdoc - Bioinformatic analysis of chromatin proteins in plants

Position and responsibilities: Perform sequence similarity and 
protein domain motif searches to identify maize and rice chromatin 
genes, generate gene splicing models, perform protein domain 
analyses, and determine evolutionary relationships, especially vis a 
vis Arabidopsis genes that have already been identified (see the 
Plant Chromatin Database, ChromDB, at: http://www.chromdb.org). 
ChromDB is a key component of an NSF-funded functional genomics 
project that is centered on the study chromatin protein function in 
maize and Arabidopsis. Applicants should send CV, statement of 
research accomplishments and aspirations, and names of three 

Minimum qualifications: Requires Ph.D. in genetics, bioinformatics, 
molecular biology, or related area. Willingness to learn new methods 
of sequence analysis, read the bioinformatics literature, understand 
the algorithms on which these methods are based, and explore new 
methods is essential. Interactive, teamwork skills are important, as 
the position requires working closely with a team of scientists and 
the database manager to establish a useful database of chromatin gene 
function .

Preferred qualifications: The most competitive applicant will have 
experience with bioinformatics and database design and with 
performing sequence analysis, including database similarity searches, 
sequence alignments, motif and evolutionary analysis. Familiarity 
with Unix operating system and PC operating systems and working 
knowledge of the internet and of writing HTML pages is desirable. 
Interested candidates with limited experience in bioinformatics but 
an interest in learning more are invited to apply. Knowledge of 
chromatin-level regulation of gene expression is desirable.

Salary depends on qualifications and experience. Position open 
immediately. Review of applications begins on April 8, and continues 
until position is filled. Send curriculum vitae and names of three 
references to: Richard Jorgensen (raj at ag.arizona.edu), Department of 
Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721-0036. (520) 

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