[Update May 5, 2011 — This position is on hold to focus on hiring a programmer to work on data development and loading]
There is an open position in the lab to support development of FungiDB, a database for fungal genome data integration.
Postdoctoral fellow supporting fungal genome database development
A postdoc position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Jason Stajich to support the development of FungiDB, a database for fungal genomic and functional data. Strong candidates will be proficient in the Perl programming language; modern biology in general and bioinformatics in particular; show a demonstrated ability to quickly pick up new biology and computer science concepts; be comfortable using relational databases; and possess core Unix skills to do these tasks efficiently. Experience using Perl for genome sequence data processing a plus.
You’ll also have a relentless attention to detail, the ability to work independently on challenging problems with no direct easy solution. You will use these skills to help organize, analyze, and display a vast amount of disparate biological data and interact with the fungal community. There will be opportunities for self-directed research utilizing this collection of genomics and comparative database and tools.
Application evaluation will begin Feb 1, 2011 until the position is filled. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and University of California Postdoctoral Union agreement.
Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Statistics, or a related field. Demonstrated experience in bioinformatics and high proficiency in Perl programming is required. Demonstrated experience in web or bioinformatics software development is a plus. The ability to work with a small, distributed team is essential including exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
Contact Jason Stajich firstname.lastname@example.org with a CV and the names of three references letter writers.
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