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[Gofriends] Bioinformatics Programmer Opening

Tanya Berardini tberardi at acoma.stanford.edu
Mon Mar 7 14:22:14 PST 2011


The Carnegie Institution for Science, located on the Stanford University
campus, is looking for a programmer to handle bioinformatics programming
work for our state-of-the-art model organism database. TAIR, The Arabidopsis
Information Resource (http://arabidopsis.org) provides leading-edge genomics
research data and tools.

Responsibilities:

   - Programming bioinformatics systems in Java, Perl, Python, and SQL
   - Managing large data sets and processes using file systems and
   relational databases (MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL) with SQL
   - Maintaining existing bioinformatics tools and systems in a variety of
   languages
   - Other bioinformatics-related duties as required

Requirements:

   - MS or PhD in genomics or bioinformatics-related discipline, or
   equivalent experience with work in algorithm development and bioinformatics
   tools, with exposure to gene prediction, next gen sequence data and protein
   function prediction
   - At least two years of experience with bioinformatics programming in
   Perl, including Perl modules and the debugger (schoolwork doesnÕt count
   here) with project work in bioinformatics tool development and maintenance
   and work involving the manipulation of large data sets and processes
   - At least 1 year of experience programming databases with SQL and at
   least six months experience with database administration of MySQL, Oracle,
   or PostgreSQL, preferably on projects involving biological or genomic data
   - At least 1 year of experience in a Linux environment
   - Basic knowledge of software engineering (programming, testing,
   object-oriented systems programming and design)
   - Flexibility to learn and grow in a dynamic research environment with a
   strong interest in genomics research and development
   - Ability to interact, to work cooperatively, and to communicate with
   co-workers

Preferred:

   - Experience with GBrowse or other genome browsers and their related data
   formats such as GFF
   - Deeper knowledge of genomics or molecular biology (published work would
   be great)
   - Exposure to configuration and maintenance of web-related technologies
   such as Apache, Tomcat, and JBoss or web services (SOAP or REST)
   - Experience with server cluster and/or cloud computing technologies (for
   example, Torque)

Carnegie offers excellent benefits, a competitive salary, 5 weeks of
vacation per year, a great work location on the Stanford campus, and a
stimulating scientific and computing environment. For immediate
consideration, please email your resume (in text [ASCII], HTML, Acrobat
(PDF), or Microsoft Word format) to jobs at arabidopsis.org. A successful
candidate must be able to provide proof of employment eligibility upon
acceptance of a job offer.

Equal Opportunity Employer.
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