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Old 10-24-2008, 05:40 PM
Pankaj Jaiswal
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Default Pathway database curator position at Gramene

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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
([Only registered users see links. ]). 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 ([Only registered users see links. ]) 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 ([Only registered users see links. ]) 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 [Only registered users see links. ].
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 ([Only registered users see links. ]). 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
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