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    Opportunity: Software Engineer, BIOINFORMATICS @ Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School--Singapore
    Submitted by Steve Rozen; posted on Monday, March 22, 2010


    Work with a dynamic group of scientists on deciphering the causes cancer and other human diseases ([...]e.htm). You will help develop and enhance programs and software systems used within Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and also by scientists worldwide. Much of our focus will be on managing, analyzing, and interpreting next-generation DNA sequencing data. We do our work on a high-performance Linux compute cluster (currently 20 12-CPU nodes) using perl, R, and off-the-shell academic bioinformatics software.

    This position offers variety in terms of development tools and programming goals. It also offers the opportunity to work on lightweight, cutting-edge systems in which your efforts will immediately benefit biomedical research.


    • Bachelor's degree in computer science, bioinformatics, or equivalent programming experience (formal training beyond bachelor's degree preferred)
    • Strong programming skills in perl or R
    • Outstanding communication in English
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Technical resourcefulness
    • Commitment to ongoing self-education in statistics and concepts in molecular genetics
    • Familiarity with the Linux/Unix development environment


    • Background in statistics
    • Experience with off-the-shelf bioinformatics software
    • Knowledge of SQL and a database management system
    • Knowledge of HTML
    • Knowledge of web-CGI protocols or other web-based programming
    • Prior involvement with or courses in biology or biochemistry
    • Prior experience in high performance computing and/or LSF
    • Ability to write end-user documentation
    TERMS: Permanent full time

    LOCALE: Singapore (Campus of Singapore General Hospital)

    SALARY & COMPENSATION: Competitive

    E-mail Steve Rozen, steve.rozen [at] with CV/resume and, for recent grads, a copy of your transcript.

    DEADLINE: Open until filled

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