[Bioperl-l] Job opening for GMOD User Support Specialist

Hilmar Lapp hlapp at drycafe.net
Sat Mar 5 21:58:04 EST 2011


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GMOD User Support Specialist
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Are you fascinated by genomics and bioinformatics? Are you passionate  
about collaborative open-source software? Do you enjoy teaching and  
working with scientists?  If so, then this position is for you.

The Generic Model Organism Database project (GMOD) is a collection of  
open source software tools for creating and managing biological, and  
particularly genomic, databases.  GMOD has a large, highly  
distributed, and dynamic community of software users and developers.   
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has an opening for a  
GMOD user support specialist, to be based at the US National  
Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent, www.nescent.org) in Durham,  
North Carolina, while serving the international community of GMOD users.

Job Description:

The GMOD user support specialist will maintain online documentation;  
respond to mailing list help requests; present tutorials; organize  
short courses, conference sessions and other community building  
activities; survey user needs, and recruit members of the community to  
assist with these functions.   The incumbent will collaborate closely  
with the GMOD Coordinator (Scott Cain, The Ontario Institute for  
Cancer Research) and other distributed personnel.  See http://gmod.org/wiki/GMOD_Help_Desk 
  for more background on the activities of the user support  
specialist.  The salary range is $68,906 to $82,687, depending on  
qualifications, and the incumbent will receive a comprehensive  
benefits package as an SPA employee within the UNC system.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications include: excellent written and verbal  
communication skills; team orientation with strong interpersonal  
skills. Preferred qualifications include: an MS or PhD in biology,  
computer science or related field; three or more years of experience  
with web programming and relational database management systems; three  
or more years of experience with genome database administration or  
curation, preferably in a GMOD environment; at least one year of  
experience with web content management, ideally using MediaWiki;  
freedom to travel 5-15 weeks/yr.

To Apply:

Please provide a cover letter and CV, including contact information  
for three references, to Hilmar Lapp, Assistant Director of  
Informatics, NESCent, at hlapp at nescent.org, and submit materials  
through http://bit.ly/h9l74r.  Inquiries may be addressed to H. Lapp  
by email or by phone at 919.668.5288.

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