[Pipet Devel] Job interviews, etc

Rick Ree rree at oeb.harvard.edu
Thu Apr 27 09:15:58 EDT 2000

On Thu, 27 Apr 2000, J.W. Bizzaro wrote:

> "J.W. Bizzaro" wrote:
> > 
> > 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.
> "Pure" biologists are such snobs when it comes to the allied fields.  I can
> attest to that in my many failed attempts to cross over from chemistry.  But
> don't get me going on that...I want to keep people ON this list :-)

Sorry you've had negative experiences.  BTW I'll only tolerate 2, maybe 3
hundred more disparaging remarks about 'pure' biologists before leaving in
a huff  :)  What kind of cross overs were you attempting?


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