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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
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work with a dynamic group of scientists focused on deciphering the causes cancer and other human diseases (Rozen and Tan labs, http://steverozen.net/ [link]). 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.

REQUIREMENTS:
* 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

PREFERENCES:
* 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

LOCALE:
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.

COMPENSATION:
Commensurate with experience

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

DEADLINE:
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