You. Want. This. Job.

NSF grant funded, woohoo! Now I am hiring a programmer. So if you want to be part of a dynamic, growing lab, do lots of interesting stuff and upgrade yourself from just a great bioinformatician to a super-bioinformatician, this job’s for you.  You’ll be working primarily on microbial genome evolution, including setting up a kick-butt multi-genome database, and all sorts of interesting distractions.  See below for the nitty-gritty. Original ad here:, job posting number: 0001377 . Pass on to interested parties. Three year position, renewable annually.

Microbiology: Scientific Programmer/Specialist to implement and maintain a genomic database web site; implement data management tools including relational database management applications for efficient storage and retrieval of genomic data; perform other duties as related to the position such as data and project management to ensure data are being processed in an efficient and timely manner; contribute to writing scientific manuscripts.

Required qualifications: BS or BA in Computer Science, bioinformatics, or a related discipline; demonstrated programming experience, particularly in Python and SQL databases; demonstrated web programming experience; knowledge of Linux/Unix; excellent spoken and written communication and documentation skills.

Preferred qualifications: Advanced degree (M.Sc. or Ph.D) or equivalent in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology or a related discipline; experience in development of bioinformatic algorithms; knowledge of R programming; experience in development of or contribution to open source projects; experience in collaborative software development such as the use of version control software, writing and following software specifications, participation in code review; knowledge of basic molecular biology; experience with genomic browser programming, such as GMOD or equivalent.

Candidates should send a CV or resume and have three letters of reference sent separately to Dr. Iddo Friedberg at ‘at’ gmail ‘dot’ com. Screening of applications begins April 14, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

Miami University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with smoke-free campuses. Consumer Information Hard copy upon request.

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One Response to “You. Want. This. Job.”

  1. Sean says:

    Congrats on the grant and all the best bringing on the next Jedi!