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[Maize] Two open technical positions ancillary to MaizeGDB

Carolyn Lawrence via maize%40net.bio.net (by Carolyn.Lawrence from ARS.USDA.GOV)
Fri Nov 14 10:36:52 EST 2008

Two open positions: POPcorn programmer and POPcorn solution/application

Location: Ames, IA, USA
Degree Required: Bachelors
Area of Study: Computer Science/Computational Biology, etc.

Responsibilities: The MaizeGDB group is launching POPcorn (PrOject Portal
for corn), a needs-driven resource and data pipeline. POPcorn will make
available (1) a centralized Web-accessible resource to search and browse
ongoing maize genomics projects, (2) a single, stand-alone tool that makes
use of Web services and minimal data warehousing to enable researchers to
carry out sequence searches at one location that return matches for all
participating projects¹ related resources, and (3) a set of tools that
enable collaborators to migrate their data to MaizeGDB, the long-term model
organism database for maize genetic and genomic information, at their
projects conclusion.

The POPcorn Programmer, in coordination with the Solution/Application
Architect, will adapt the existing PGROP software for the POPcorn project,
interact with participating websites technical personnel directly by
traveling to meetings and project sites, and define and implement data
handling protocols for both POPcorn and the data upload tools for MaizeGDB.

The Solution/Application Architect will travel to meetings and project sites
to communicate with the participating projects personnel, analyze
collaborators software architectures and database systems, and use his/her
technical expertise to propose solutions to guide the POPcorn Programmer in
the creation of Web services solutions for POPcorn's sequence analysis
capabilities as well as in the creation of data upload tools for MaizeGDB.

Other requirements include: Experience with Web services, Unix/Linux, Perl,
PHP, HTML, and Javascript. Familiarity with bioinformatic sequence analysis
is desirable.

Application Instructions: Apply online following instructions available at
http:// www.iastatejobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=76623.  Feel free
to contact Carolyn Lawrence at carolyn.lawrence from ars.usda.gov for more

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