[BioC] [Off Topic] Affymetrix job announcement

Cawley, Simon simon_cawley at affymetrix.com
Fri Oct 7 19:46:47 CEST 2005

Dear Bioconductors,

Please excuse my hijacking the mailing list for this job announcement.

We have an immediate opening for a talented statistician in our data analysis group,
see job description below.  If you are interested please submit a resume online to
Job ID #1738 at <http://www.affymetrix.com/corporate/careers/careers.jsp>.


Simon Cawley,
Manager, Algorithms & Data Analysis.


PERSONNEL REQUISITION (Full time regular appointment)

Job Title:		Data Analyst
Department:	 	Algorithms & Data Analysis
Reports To:	 	Manager, Algorithms & Data Analysis
Contact:		Debi_Higgs at affymetrix.com


We have an exciting opportunity in the Algorithms and Data Analysis group focused
on the development of analysis approaches in the nascent field of microarray-based
exploration of chromosomal rearrangement.  The near-term focus of the job is on
analysis development and support for chromosome copy number estimation and mapping
of LOH regions but longer term work will encompass analysis of other microarray


  * Development and assessment of analysis methods for solving real-world
    biological problems.
  * Implementation of analysis techniques in prototype software which can be used
    in research and product development and which can be later handed over to
    software engineers for integration into commercial product.
  * Participation as the data analysis representative in project teams for
    development of novel products.
  * Communication of analytical approaches and results to expert audiences at
    internal and external scientific meetings.
  * Working closely with other Affymetrix departments including advanced research,
    product development, software development, marketing and legal.


To qualify, you should have a masters or PhD in Statistics, Computer Science,
Mathematics or a Physical science, with a firm background in applied data analysis.
You should have advanced programming skills in
  * C++
  * One of R, S, Splus or Matlab
  * Perl
Other requirements are excellent communication skills, strong initiative and
demonstrated ability to take ownership of challenging problems.  Experience in
analysis of microarray data considered a strong plus, as is experience with other
genomic technologies.

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