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    Opportunity: Software Engineer / BIOINFORMATICS for cancer genomics @ Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School --Singapore
    Submitted by Steve Rozen; posted on Thursday, August 18, 2011


    Work with a dynamic group of scientists focused on deciphering the causes cancer and other human diseases (Rozen and Tan labs,[...]rick/). 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 is 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 technical 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 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
    • Enthusiasm for ongoing self-education in statistics and concepts in molecular and cancer biology
    • Familiarity with the Linux/Unix development environment


    • Formal training beyond bachelor's degree
    • Any of the following would be pluses:
    • * 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


    Singapore (Campus of Singapore General Hospital).

    Singapore is a dynamic and cosmopolitan city-state of 5 million people on the equator in Southeast Asia. Per capita GDP is similar to the US. The language of science and the main language of day-to-day business is English. The rest of Southeast Asia is within easy reach.


    Commensurate with experience


    e-mail Associate Professor Steve Rozen: steve.rozen[at] with resume/CV and, if a recent graduate, copy of your university transcripts (courses and grades).


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