Biochemistry, Computational Biology, Genomics, Metabolism, Systems Biology
Plants are essential to life on Earth and provide us with the air, food, fuel, clothing, and shelter. Plant metabolism is the engine that enables plants to provide these things. The Rhee lab strives to uncover how plant metabolism is organized, regulated and evolves. Plant Metabolic Network (https://plantcyc.org/) is a National Science Foundation-funded project to develop computational algorithms and pipelines to predict and annotate enzymes, transporters, and metabolic networks of plants. The Carnegie Institution Department of Plant Biology is co-located with the Department of Global Ecology 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 postdocs and research assistants to make plant metabolism data easily accessible to scientists around the world.
Lead data management processes such as bulk data processing, data exchange with other databases, and new version releases
Read current research articles and extract gene function and plant metabolic pathway data for loading into PMN databases
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. or M.S. in Biology, Biochemistry 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 Unix, HTML, Perl, Python and MySQL
The Carnegie Institution, a private, nonprofit organization engaged in basic research and advanced education in biology, astronomy, and the earth sciences, was founded and endowed by Andrew Carnegie in 1902 and incorporated by an act of Congress in 1904. Andrew Carnegie conceived the Institution’s purpose “to encourage, in the broadest and most liberal manner, investigation, research, and discovery, and the application of knowledge to the improvement of mankind.” The Department of Plant Biology engages in basic research on the mechanisms involved in the growth and development of plants and algae. The Department of Plant Biology is co-located with the Carnegie Department of Global Ecology on a seven-acre site on the campus of Stanford University.