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[Maize] A Database Curator Position Available at TAIR

Sue Rhee via maize%40net.bio.net (by rhee from acoma.stanford.edu)
Wed Jul 11 12:15:34 EST 2007

Curator, Biological Research Database, Carnegie Institution, Stanford, CA

TAIR, The Arabidopsis Information Resource (http://arabidopsis.org) is a 
National Science Foundation-funded web resource for thousands of plant 
biology researchers worldwide, providing free access to a wide array of 
biological data and analysis tools for the model plant Arabidopsis, 
including the first and most complete multicellular eukaryotic genome 
sequence. The Carnegie Institution Department of Plant Biology is 
co-located with the Department of Global Ecology on a seven-acre site on 
the campus of Stanford University.

We are currently seeking applicants for the position of database 
curator. The successful candidate will work with a team of curators, 
software engineers, and database developers to provide data to over 
16,000 users of the TAIR website and database.

Main Responsibilities:

• Read current research articles and extract gene function and plant 
metabolic pathway data for loading into TAIR and related databases
• Contribute to the development of standard curation procedures
• Participate in data management processes such as bulk data processing, 
data exchange with other databases, and new version releases
• Provide support to the research community including answering 
questions, providing training on how to use the database and related 
tools, and helping them with large data submissions
• Participate in design of new or improved web interfaces and tools


• A Ph.D in Biology or related discipline with research experience in 
plant biology
• Demonstrated ability for independent, critical thinking
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work well as part of a team
• Good basic computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, web browsers)


• Experience with Internet-based literature searching, Unix, HTML, Perl 
and mySQL would be useful but is not required.

Qualified candidates should email a cover letter, CV and names of 3 
references to Dr. Sue Rhee at rhee from acoma.stanford.edu.

The Carnegie Institution of Washington is an equal opportunity employer.

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