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[Maize] Pathway database curator position at Gramene

Pankaj Jaiswal via maize%40net.bio.net (by pj37 from cornell.edu)
Fri Oct 24 12:40:55 EST 2008


A full time 3-year pathway database curator position at the Research 
Associate or Postdoctoral Associate level is available immediately in 
Dr. Pankaj Jaiswal’s group at the Department of Botany and Plant 
Pathology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 
(http://www.science.oregonstate.edu/bpp/). This position is required to 
develop a comprehensive catalog of rice and other cereal plant metabolic 
pathways and enzymes. The project expands the coverage of metabolic 
pathways from Rice (http://gramene.org/pathway/) to all known pathways 
in major cereal plants such as for maize, sorghum and wheat. The curator 
will be responsible for development, curation and maintenance of the 
Pathways section on Gramene Database (http://www.gramene.org) in 
following ways.

i)    Develop novel methods on annotating the metabolic and regulatory 
pathway associations to the genomic and genetic datasets.
ii)    Research new plant metabolic pathways and enzymes in the 
scientific literature, and to evaluate, extract, organize, and enter 
that information to the database;
iii)    Development /improvement of new or existing standard procedures 
and operation rules on curation methods and to the general development 
of the database, such as data integration, web page enhancement, and 
data exchange with database namely the www.reactome.org.
iv)    Communicating with the research community to improve the quality 
of the data, to train them in using the database and related tools, and 
to support user requests.

The successful candidates will work with Gramene database team that 
includes highly trained PhD. level bioinformatics specialists and 
software developers. The person will also work with collaborator 
databases such as Rice Genome Annotation Project, MaizeGDB, GrainGenes, 
MetaCyc, PlantCyc, AraCyc, SolCyc, and a number of pioneering plant 
biochemists from around the world.

Qualified candidates should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in 
biochemistry, biological chemistry, metabolomics, or related field 
preferably in plants, but not necessarily. The successful candidate 
should also have a demonstrated ability for independent and critical 
thinking, excellent communication skills and enjoy teamwork. Experience 
with Lynux and Windows operating system, Perl, Java and HTML editing is 
desirable. Please send an email with a current CV/resume, and letter of 
interest to Pankaj Jaiswal (jaiswalp from oregonstate.edu). Oregon State 
University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

Pankaj Jaiswal
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology
3082 Cordley Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR, 97331-2902, USA

Ph.: +1-541-737-8471
Fax: +1-541-737-3573
Web: www.gramene.org

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