FW: Post doctoral opportunites at SANBI

Victor Jongeneel Victor.Jongeneel at isrec.unil.ch
Wed Apr 21 16:51:35 CEST 1999


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From: owner-emb-adm at dl.ac.uk [mailto:owner-emb-adm at dl.ac.uk] On Behalf
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Subject: Post doctoral opportunites at SANBI



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here.


The South African National Bioinformatics Institute has two postdoctoral
positions available for highly motivated researchers.

Post Doctoral Position in Functional Genomics.
A US Department of Energy Postdoctoral research position is available at
SANBI to support the development of a novel method for functional
assignment using structural data and statistical analyses.
The researcher will support the development of a novel algorithm for
biological sequence assignment. The position entails the development of
databases of related sequences for training the algorithm and the analysis
of sets of sequences generated by the algorithm.  Dataset generation and
assessment is based on the three-dimensional similarity of the encoded
proteins or on genetic features as appropriate to the sequence grouping
under study.  The successful candidate will be knowledgeable of protein
structural features, motifs, families, and their comparison, in addition
to genetic sequence analysis, control elements, and the currently
available sequence databases.  Programming skills are essential, and
specific experience with any or all of the following will be extremely
beneficial: Perl, C, Fortran, HTML/CGI, and Unix.

Post Doctoral Position in Genome Variation.
A National Innovation Fund post is available to develop a system for
analysis of variation of expressed human genes. SANBI is the site of the
development of the Sequence Tag Alignment and Consensus Knowledgebase. The
database of comparative alignments, in context with other publicly
available resources, provides a basis for very high-resolution analysis of
variation of genome sequences and their expression variants. Particular
interest lies in the areas of relevance to South African populations. The
study will be performed in phases. (1) Further development of in silico
screening and positive detection of coding sequence tag polymorphisms. (2)
Development of a dataset of variant positions in disease candidate genes.
(3) Integration of this project with an analysis of variation of specific
loci within South African populations. Demonstrated computer literacy.
Absolute ability to drive project independently. Desired additional
experience: Perl, UNIX, databasing. In depth understanding of population
genetics and/or the analysis of variation. Sequence analysis. Software
systems development. Publications and experience with genetics and
sequence databases.

Assessment information:

Candidates are requested to submit a full CV and the names, email
addresses and telephone numbers of two referees. Please send either an
email attachment or a letter to: Winston Hide, winhide at sanbi.ac.za, SANBI,
University of the Western Cape, Private bag X17, Bellville 7535, South
Africa.

Closing date for assessment:		June 1 1999
Remuneration:		According to skills, but highly competitive with
international levels.
Further information available at http://www.sanbi.ac.za/vacancies.html



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