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    Opportunity: Senior Bioinformatics Research Programmer in Integrative Biology--Toronto, Canada
    Submitted by Gary Bader; posted on Friday, November 24, 2006

    DESCRIPTION:
    Are you interested in biology and computer science? We are looking for a motivated individual to work on open-source biological pathway and network databases and visualization and analysis software. Interest in applications of graph theory or statistical methods to biology is desirable. This is a good opportunity to learn about the emerging field of bioinformatics and to contribute to important research projects and the development of software applications that are currently in use by an international community of scientists.

    Working in a small bioinformatics team, the incumbent will provide software development, data management and analysis services for a large-scale experimental study of yeast genomics involving multiple research groups, integrating yeast genomic information from diverse internal and external sources. The candidate will be responsible for design, implementation, operation and maintenance of data structures, graphical user interfaces, database driven websites, algorithms, reporting and technical documentation. Candidate must be well versed (at least 3 years experience) in programming in Java using open-source programming libraries and databases including database driven websites and graphical user interface (GUI) design in Java Swing and other modern technologies. Good communication skills, the ability to work effectively in a team, thorough understanding of good software engineering practices and experience with group software development are essential. Biology background or interest desirable.

    The integrative biology research project is situated in the newly built Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, a major international centre of genomics, proteomics and systems biology research, in the heart of the exciting cosmopolitan city of Toronto, Canada.

    REQUIREMENTS

    Education: Masters or Bachelors degree in computer science or equivalent and/or acceptable combination of education and experience

    Skill: Excellent problem solving skills, analytical ability, presentation and communication skills, interpersonal skills, initiative/motivation, organizational, ability to supervise others. Other as required for standard office functions.

    COMPENSATION:
    $55,480 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $70,888

    HOW TO APPLY:
    Send Resume to: gary.bader[at]utoronto.ca or apply online at tinyurl.com/yggqtg (online application available until Nov.30.2006)

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