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    July 7-8, 2016
    University of District of Columbia CC, Washington, DC, USA
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    BACKGROUND

    • Biomedical researchers are now facing the onslaught of BigData.
    • NoSQL technologies are the industry standard for handling BigData.
    • Of all the NoSQL technologies, Graph based technologies are best suited to handle complex biomedical data.

    OBJECTIVES

    This course aims to provide hands-on training to the researchers in using graph based (NoSQL) tools and methods for storing, analyzing and visualizing biomedical BigData.
    Software: BIRCH Bioinformatics System v3.20
    Submitted by Brian Fristensky; posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    Submitter

    NEW

    • blastdbkit - Tools for installing, updating and deleting and managing local copies of NCBI BLAST databases.
    • BLAST+ - updated to version 2.3.0
    • BIRCH News - Learn more about what you can do with BIRCH, and about new features.

    BIRCH IS

    • A comprehensive desktop bioinformatics system which comes with many of the commonly-used bioinformatics programs pre-installed
    • A framework of tools, files, and documentation for organizing and managing a bioinformatics core facility
    • An expandable system that allows you to merge 3rd party programs and documentation seamlessly into the standard BIRCH distribution
    Please visit http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~psg[...].html

    BACKGROUND

    About Dana-Farber:
    Located in Boston, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

    Overview:
    Join Chris Sander's group as a postdoc at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (cBio Center at DFCI) or Harvard Medical School (computational biology collaboratory at HMS), with links to the Broad Institute. We are forming a dynamic group of smart scientists to make scientific discoveries in basic biology and help cure cancer. On computers, in the lab and in collaboration with clinicians. Work with us on:
    • Perturbation biology and network pharmacology
    • Cancer genomics and proteomics and metabolomics
    • Protein structure, function & evolution
    • Biological information resources
    Join a highly interactive team of postdocs, graduate students and software engineers. Work on algorithms and computational analysis, and/or on combination therapy and evolution experiments in the wet lab. Collaborate with others and lead a project. Check your predictions against experiment. Do imaginative basic science and help apply it in real life.

    REQUIREMENTS

    You have a PhD or equivalent in biology, medicine, mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry or engineering. Your appointment will be in the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at DFCI or the Department of Cell Biology at HMS.

    TERMS

    Job Family: Research -- Laboratory
    Full/Part Time: Full-Time
    Regular/Temporary: Regular
    Schedule Standard Hours: Monday -- Friday
    FLSA Status: Exempt

    LOCALE

    Boston, MA, USA
    Center for Life Sciences

    ABOUT US

    The mission of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is to provide expert, compassionate care to children and adults with cancer while advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of cancer and related diseases.

    Our Core Values are:
    Impact -- Above all else, we make a difference by relieving the burden of disease now and for the future through our research, clinical care, education, outreach and advocacy.
    Excellence -- We pursue excellence relentlessly and with integrity in all that we do, adhering always to the highest standards of conduct.
    Compassion and respect -- For those in our care and for one another.
    Discovery -- We foster the spirit of inquiry, promoting collaboration and innovation across traditional boundaries while celebrating individual creativity.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Send CV, bibliography, brief statement of research interests and names of 3 references to cbio.jobs{at}jimmy.harvard.edu. Then pack your bags and spend a few years doing productive research in computational and systems biology in the silicon valley of the life sciences: Boston, Massachusetts. Science for peace and research for a better quality of life.

    Please apply directly online at http://www.dana-farber.org/Care[...].aspx. Click Search Job Openings and use the Job ID number to quickly locate the appropriate job listing. Once you have located the desired job, click on the checkbox in the 'Select' column, and then click the 'Apply Now' button, located at the bottom of the screen.

    DFCI Employees please apply directly through PeopleSoft Self Service. Sign on to PeopleSoft and navigate to Main Menu > DFCI Careers.

    Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/z7m4fzy6sj

    Job ID: 28100
    Date Posted: 05/24/2016

    POLICY

    Equal Employment Opportunity:
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

    DESCRIPTION

    We are looking for a Senior IT Systems Engineer with strong interest in High Performance Computing, experience in deploying and configuring complex open source packages, and in managing cluster schedulers. Solid background in UNIX, Linux, network architecture, scripting and parallel file systems is mandatory. You should have a Bachelor or Master degree in computer science or a related field or at least 5 years of hands-on experience.

    In this position you will be responsible for the maintenance and development of our scientific computing cluster. The main tasks on the cluster are related to genome-wide proteomics, human genome next generation sequencing, and large-scale statistical modeling. The work involves the interaction with several groups at CeMM including Michael Pilz (CeMM IT), Jörg Menche (bioinformatics, network theory) and Christoph Bock (bioinformatics, epigenomics, precision medicine).

    Knowledge of BeeGFS - Parallel Cluster File System, Bright Cluster Manager, SLURM job scheduler and Azure cloud services would be an advantage. We take career development of our staff seriously at CeMM. Successful candidates get the opportunity to attend international HPC conferences like ISC High performance, EMiT (Emerging Technology) conference or the HPC Knowledge Meeting. As an international top research institute we encourage co-operations within our scientific networks in academia and industry.

    Environment:
    Supermicro SYS-F627G2-F73+ and IBM x3350 Nodes, Nehalem, Sandy Bridge and Hasswell based Xeon cpu's 592 cores, 5,7 TB RAM, QDR and FDR Infiniband interconnect, SAS connected FhgFs 4 Fileservers 1 Metadata Server 715 TB net capacity, FC attached SAN 108 TB net capacity. Expected growth of 100% per year!

    COMPENSATION

    We offer:
    • Excellent work environment
    • Daily bonus for the in-house cafeteria
    • Salary: This position is remunerated with a min. yearly salary (gross) of EUR 47,600 on a full time base. The salary is compliant with the applicable collective agreement including an overpayment depending on the qualifications of the applicant. The definite salary agreement will be made during the personal interview.
    • Varied job in a meaningful, inspiring, international setting

    ABOUT US

    CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine is an international and interdisciplinary research institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Driven by medical needs, CeMM integrates basic research and clinical expertise to pursue innovative diagnostic and therapeutic approaches focused on cancer, inflammation and immune disorders. CeMM is located in a new tailor-made building at the center of the Vienna Medical University campus, within walking distance of Vienna's historical city center. According to a study by "The Scientist", CeMM is among the top-5 best places to work in academia world-wide (http://the-scientist.com/2012[...]-2012). Vienna is frequently ranked the world's best city to live. It is a United Nations city with a large English-speaking community. The official language at CeMM is English, as more than 37 different nationalities are represented.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please send your application documents, referring to #IT-SE by June 30 to: application[at]cemm.at

    BACKGROUND

    About Dana-Farber:
    Located in Boston, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

    Scientific Research Director - cBio Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:
    As Scientific Research Director, play a central part in building the new interdisciplinary cBio Center at DFCI, focused on quantitative biology and knowledge systems, with collaborative links to Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Broad Institute. We are creating an open and collaborative environment to address a range of scientific questions from basic research to clinical trials and precision medicine. Help us develop an agile and innovative program to generate scientific discoveries, serve the cancer research community with information resources and drive the next generation of cancer care. We are actively growing and plan to recruit several research and data science groups to the cBio Center over the next two years.

    About the new cBio Center at DFCI:
    The interdisciplinary cBio Center at DFCI is headed by computational and systems biologist Chris Sander and hosted in the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology. Research at cBio addresses difficult and important questions about basic biology and cancer. Selected topics include overcoming resistance to targeted therapy, the design of personalized therapeutic interventions, quantitative models of evolutionary processes, as well as the prediction of protein and RNA structure, interactions and function in collaboration with the Marks lab at HMS. Our shared toolkit includes bench biology, high throughput experimental technology, and computational and data science methods, such as statistical physics and machine learning. Led by Ethan Cerami in the Center's Knowledge Systems Group, we develop enterprise-grade software and information services, such as the open source cBioPortal for Cancer Genomics, for translating research results to the clinic and build strong bridges between research and patients.

    We actively promote an open and collaborative environment that values scientific integrity and reproducibility. We reward creativity, innovation and team spirit and are looking to improve the work experience and the scientific process.

    REQUIREMENTS

    About you:
    • Your scientific and managerial role, working with faculty and staff, includes management of scientific projects and collaborations, recruitment, grant applications and reports, social media communication, overall budget planning, as well as planning the content of seminars and workshops.
    • You have a Ph.D. or equivalent and substantial experience in a leadership position at an academic institution, biotech, pharmaceutical company, or scientific publishing house. You are excited to start up a new research center and take satisfaction from facilitating the scientific success of an interdisciplinary team. You have broad scientific knowledge, e.g., in computational biology, systems biology, genomics or cancer research, as well as strong administrative and managerial skills.

    TERMS

    Job Family: Research - Laboratory
    Full/Part Time: Full-Time
    Regular/Temporary: Regular
    FLSA Status: Exempt

    LOCALE

    Boston, MA, USA
    Center for Life Sciences

    HOW TO APPLY

    Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/fht56t7bq2

    Job ID: 28065
    Date Posted: 04/15/2016

     

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