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Opportunity: BIOINFORMATICS Programmer at Harvard School of Public Health--Boston, MA (US)
Submitted by Deanne Taylor; posted on Monday, April 21, 2008
BACKGROUND:
Recognizing the need for genomics to become a critical aspect of public and human health research, the Bioinformatics Core group has been established at the Harvard School of Public Health within the Biostatistics Department. The Core serves the entire School, and is currently in a state of rapid growth. Currently we are recruiting for a Bioinformatics Programmer/Analyst for the Core. This person would be the second hire into the Core behind the Executive Director who is already developing the infrastructure. This Bioinformatics Programmer would be assisting the ED with the development of bioinformatics databases and tools, as well as with active research in the School of Public Health. The salary and benefits, as well as the opportunity for growth and experience is excellent for an entry-level position.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Working under the direction of the Executive Director of the Bioinformatics Core, the Bioinformatics Programmer will: assist with the development and management of bioinformatics SQL databases and applications, including schema development; assist in supervised bioinformatics analysis projects with the Core, and provide bioinformatics assistance to School faculty and staff. The candidate will install and assist in the development of critical web and application services: MySQL, R/Bioconductor web services applications, R/Bioconductor, MeV and other tools used for microarray analysis such as SAM , and CGI scripts for custom solutions at the School. The Bioinformatics Programmer will also help track changes and provide adequate documentation for projects; help develop portal and custom webpage applications for various HSPH grants and programs, including data management portals and help staff the Bioinformatics Help Desk. There will be opportunities for research collaboration and professional growth.

REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field. Familiarity with the Unix programming environment. Ability to develop web applications with PHP, mySQL, Programming experience in Java, Perl, Python.

PREFERENCES:
Degree or experience in a biology-related field. Familiarity with R, Bioconductor, Matlab. Experience in database to web development.

TERMS: Permanent Full-time position

LOCALE: Harvard School of Public Health, 655 Longwood Avenue, Boston MA. We are near several bus lines and the Green Line at Longwood. Free shuttles are run by MASCO as well.

COMPENSATION:
Grade 56 at Harvard equates to a salary range midpoint of $64,600 but ranges based on experience. Harvard offers amazing benefits such as: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year. We also offer various medical plans, an excellent dental plan, a University funded retirement plan, fitness reimbursement and a competitive tuition assistance program ($40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and more). Be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!!

More information at [link]

HOW TO APPLY: Go to the Harvard Jobs site for the full description and application link:

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DEADLINE: Applications accepted through May 17th 2008 preferred.

REQUIRED SCREENING:
Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background screening.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY:
Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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