Tree of Life Project: position available for lead programmer

Tree of Life tree at AG.ARIZONA.EDU
Mon Aug 14 11:48:18 CEST 2000


Hi.  We now have a grant to convert the Tree of Life project into a
full-fledged database, and are looking for a lead developer to help
us with this effort. If you know of any good candidates, please pass
this note their way.

Below is a portion of the official job advertisement; the complete ad
with more details can be found at


We seek an applications and database developer to redesign and
implement a database of biological organisms (The Tree of Life
Project). The Tree of Life ( is a
widely-used, multi-authored, international, distributed Internet
project containing information about phylogeny and biodiversity. This
position will be lead developer in the rebuilding of the project as
database-driven system with open-source, Java-based data entry tools
and flexible data-presentation and manipulation modules.
Additionally, this position will coordinate with other bioinformatics
projects (e.g. NABIN, species2000) to ensure interoperability of the
data served by the project. As lead developer in the project, this
person will oversee the day-to-day duties of two half-time graduate
research assistants, and provide expertise and leadership when needed
for these positions.


If you or potential applicants have any questions, please contact me
or Jeremy Frumkin (frumkinj at

Best wishes,
David Maddison
Department of Entomology
University of Arizona
Tucson,  AZ  85721  USA

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