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    Opportunity: BIOINFORMATICS Software Engineer (#74171) @ Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory--Berkeley, CA (US)
    Submitted by Jeff Todd; posted on Saturday, February 18, 2012


    Organization: CR-Computational Research


    This position will be responsible for database design, data loading and integration, and tool development for the Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG) and Integrated Microbial Genomes with Microbiome Samples (IMG/M). Will report to the BDMTC Biological Database Systems Group Lead.

    Specific Responsibilities:
    • Work under guidance of senior BDMTC scientists and software engineers on: User requirements and system analysis for the Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG) and Integrated Microbial Genomes with Microbiome Samples (IMG/M).
    • Database design and tuning for IMG and IMG/M.
    • Data loading and integration from diverse sources into IMG and IMG/M.
    • Computational methods for analysis and functional annotation of microbial genomes.
    • Perl scripts and/or C programs for IMG and IMG/M data pipeline.
    • Data quality control for IMG and IMG/M.


    • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Life Sciences, or related field or equivalent experience and a minimum of four years experience as a software engineer or database administrator working in a team environment.
    • Experience with source control, revision management, object-oriented design.
    • Experience with biological data, computational biology tools and resources, such as Blast, Genbank, protein and domain databases.
    • Ability to work with complex data structures and algorithms.
    • Able to think independently and assess requirements for short and long term goals.
    • Competent in organizing, prioritizing and scheduling, and creating realistic plans.
    • Proficiency with at least one of the following: Perl, Java, or C/C++, in UNIX environment.
    • Experience with SQL, and at least one of the following RDBMS: Oracle, Postgres or MySQL.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills for working in a diverse team environment.
    • Ability to interact effectively with users and staff, and ability to address their needs in an effective and timely manner.
    • Self starter, detail oriented, and able to work independently.


    Apply directly online at[...]atics and follow the instructions to complete the application process.


    Berkeley Lab is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to the development of a diverse workforce.

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