position available to work on SCOP

Scop authors scop at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Fri Sep 27 09:22:39 UTC 2002

Medical Research Council- Centre for Protein Engineering
Research Position to work on Structural Classification of Proteins

Applications are invited for a scientific programmer position to work with
Dr.Alexey Murzin on further development of the SCOP (Structural
Classification of Protein) database. The SCOP database:
scop.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/scop is a widely used resource for the investigation
of protein structures and sequences.

The successful applicant will be responsible for collaboration with other
public databases on co-ordination, integration and distribution of sequence
and structural family data. He or she will develop tools to support the
annotation of SCOP entries and will contribute to the extension of SCOP
functionalities in close collaboration with the other members of the SCOP
team. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to carry out
independent research on novel computational techniques or protein evolution,
according to his or her interests.

These tasks require a broad computer science background and strong
programming skills. The ideal candidate will be able to tackle a variety of
problems, quickly learn new tools, design and implement solutions as needed.
He or she will also have some specific competences at the interface of
computer science and biology, together with the ability to work in an
interdisciplinary area and a genuine interest for biology in its modern,
computerized form.

Desirable experience includes some background in computational molecular
biology and in the management of large amount of partially unstructured
data. Commitment to both data and software quality is indispensable and
ability to work in a team environment essential.

If you think you fit the job description and requirements, you are
encouraged to apply even if you fail short of some of the ideal candidate's
attributes, but please consider that in order to be successful you must have
demonstrated strong computational skills and a genuine interest in biology.

For further information please contact us at scop at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk. You can
also visit the CPE website at: www.mrc-cpe.cam.ac.uk

This position is grant funded up to 5 years and will be to MRC pay band 4
with a starting salary in the range of 20,625 to 24,750 pounds per annum,
depending on qualifications and experience. This post also attracts a
scientific supplement of 9% per annum.

Applicants should include a full CV, covering letter and details of three
professional referees who can be contacted prior to interview. Please quote
the relevant job reference CPE/802/11 and email to recruit at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
or post to:

Kelly Andrews,
Personnel Assistant,
MRC Centre,
Hills Road,
Cambridge, CB2 2QH, UK.

We are not able to guarantee considering candidates who apply after 1
December 2002.

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