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Jean-Luc Jannink

Database programmer with USDA-ARS, in Ithaca, NY

Application deadline: 9 March 2011. No applications will be entertained past this deadline. Applicant must be a US citizen (see

Start date: as soon as possible.

Qualifications: Master’s degree. Ability to design and administer SQL databases and develop WWW interfaces for them. Knowledge of UNIX operating systems. Proficient in computer programming (Perl, C, R, Java, PHP, Javascript). Preferred applicants have general knowledge of genetics.

This position is located at the USDA-ARS R.W. Holley Center for Agriculture and Health in Ithaca, NY, on the campus of Cornell University. The position supports the database and bioinformatics component of the Triticeae Coordinated Agricultural Project. The overall project is a five-year, $25 million effort to accelerate the improvement of wheat and barley for performance under stress from climate change. Over $1.5 million will be spent adding functionality to a dedicated relational database, “the triticeae toolbox” or T3, for public-sector breeding of wheat, barley, and oat (currently under construction:

The hiree will modify T3 as needed, develop web interfaces for uploading and downloading data, interface T3 with analysis algorithms, link T3 with external databases (GrainGenes, GRIN, and Gramene), interact with biological scientists in data curation and visualization. T3 is expected to become the hub of many data analysis features with which the database will need to interface.

Cornell University, with its outstanding genomics and population genetics community, is a stimulating work environment. Ithaca is a small but culturally vibrant town situated in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes region of upstate New York with many nearby hiking / nature opportunities.  Interested applicants should submit an electronic version of their CV, the names and contact information for three references and a brief cover letter describing their qualifications and relevant experience to Jean-Luc Jannink: [hidden email].

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