[Bioperl-l] Opportunity: bioinformatics programmer/analyst at Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Cook, Malcolm MEC at stowers.org
Fri Mar 6 09:49:35 EST 2009

My colleague, Dr. Julia Zeitlinger,  here at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in Kansas City, is seeking a programmer/analyst to join her lab (http://www.stowers-institute.org/labs/ZeitlingerLab.asp).

The position description, repeated below, is posted at http://www.stowers-institute.org/ScientistsSought/ScientistsSought.asp where also is described the application process and job benefits.  I might add that though 'minimum requirements' are stated, more educationally and professionally advanced candidates are encouraged to consider the position as well.


Malcolm Cook
Database Applications Manager - Bioinformatics Stowers Institute for Medical Research - Kansas City, Missouri



The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Programmer/Analyst to support scientific data analysis and assist with computational biology tasks, in particular with the analysis of high-throughput sequencing data and microarray experiments.

Responsibilities include the following:

Writing code and developing solutions to computational biology problems, typically using PERL, Python and R;  

Developing and/or maintaining software for analyzing biological data, and documenting how packages can be used with the existing computing infrastructure;

In addition to excellent communication skills and experience in PERL, Python and R, the successful candidate will also have a background in statistics and basic biology, and is highly motivated to solve scientific problems.

Minimum requirements include an undergraduate degree in science, math, computer science, engineering, or a related field; at least one year of programming experience.

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