[Pipet Devel] Job interviews, etc

J.W. Bizzaro bizzaro at geoserve.net
Thu Apr 27 08:41:48 EDT 2000

deanne at density.biop.umich.edu wrote:
> I've also been looking for jobs in bioinformatics (which is how I found
> you guys, btw, which was a nice coincidence). I have an interview at
> Harvard Medical School as a research computing scientist in
> bioinformatics

Definitely come (I live there) to Boston!  It's becoming Bioinformatics
Central, as evidenced by Gary's arrival next year ;-)

> 4) It's hard to convince anyone in bioinformatics industry/academia that
> if you haven't been a bioinformatics graduate student but have had all the
> relevant experience, that you can "do this". Which is kind of silly.

Tell me about it.  As if there are sooooo many Ph.D. programs in
bioinformatics out there!  Personally, I think computer skills are more
important than having a pure (non biochem or biophysics) background.  You
usually focus on a single biological problem in bioinformatics, so there can
be less biology to learn than computing/programming.

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