[BioC] Bioinformatician/Software Engineer position available at Umass Medical School

Zhu, Julie Julie.Zhu at umassmed.edu
Wed Sep 1 17:51:44 CEST 2010


We have a Bioinformatician/Software Engineer position available at Umass
Medical School.  Please see the job description below. To apply online,
please go to https://www.hrapply.com/umm/AppJobView.jsp?link=18726.

Thanks for your attention!

Kind regards,


The Bioinformatician/Software Engineer is responsible for the design,
development, evaluation and iterative modification of a technical
infrastructure to expedite the quantitative evaluation of data resulting
from studies that are laboratory based.  The position will implement and
maintain applicable in-house bioinformatics resources and interact with
individual research groups on customized research projects.  The position
will facilitate the rapid translation of computational approaches of
research to the bench.
·      Generate customized programming solutions including building web
based database applications to improve user interaction with available
bioinformatics resources.
·       Adoption and implementation of programs for ChIP-seq, ChIP-chip,
microarray analysis, cis regulatory motif identification and multi-genome
protein motif searches.
·       Local establishment and customization of model organism genomic
databases (e.g. ENSEMBL) and tools for batch sequence analysis utilizing
these resources.
·      Perform other duties as required.
·       BS in computer science, bioinformatics or a related discipline with
at least 2 years related experience, or equivalent.
·       Experience with general programming language such as Python, Perl,
C/C++, R, Java, php, etc.
·       A thorough understanding of database application development using
an SQL-compliant database such as MySQL and Oracle.
·       A clear understanding of the concepts involved in building
distributed web-based database applications; and an interest in distributed
data exchange and workload architectures such as web services.
·       Experience in writing basic search algorithms and the ability to
generate new algorithms and programs for custom data manipulation and
·       Self-motivated and excellent communication skills, both oral and
written, and interpersonal skills necessary to interact with a wide range of
individuals on problems related to data handling, analysis, data
interpretation, and system design and software development.

·      Experience with R/Bioconductor
·      Experience with high-throughput data analysis

ABOUT UMASS Medical School
The University of Massachusetts Medical School, one of the fastest growing
academic health centers in the country, has built a reputation as a
world-class research institution, consistently producing noteworthy advances
in clinical and basic research. UMass Memorial is the clinical partner of
UMMS and the largest health care system in Central and Western
Massachusetts. As a research institution, UMMS attracts nearly $200 million
annually in funding from government agencies, private groups and
philanthropic organizations. Faculty members are nationally recognized
authorities in areas ranging from cancer to diabetes to genetics and are
regularly honored for their work. In 2006, Professor Craig Mello, PhD, was a
co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Medicine for uncovering the mechanisms of
the gene-silencing process, RNAi interference.
As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMMS recognizes the
power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals
with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.

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