Job Opening - Postdoctoral Scholar: Forest Genomics Database and Software Developer


(From one of our readers)

TITLE

Postdoctoral Scholar: Forest Genomics Database and Software Developer

LOCATION

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA

URL

http://compgenomics.lab.uconn.edu/

START DATE: ASAP

DURATION: Full-time

POSITION SUMMARY

The Plant Computational Genomics laboratory at University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT) has an opening for a database and software developer position as part of a collaborative project involving researchers from all of the world. This person will take a lead role in the continued development of the TreeGenes database and the CartograTree application (treegenesdb.org and cartogratree.org). These resources serve vast amounts of genomic, phenotypic, and environmental data to the user community. In addition, we are committed to providing greater collaboration and data sharing among partner databases through Galaxy modules, and new analysis/visualization platforms.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful candidate will work as part of a small interdisciplinary team of bioinformaticians and data curators. Tasks will include maintenance of the existing database, developing connections to collaborating databases, improving the user experience (interface development) and the implementation of novel analysis and visualization tools. The Postdoctoral Scholar will be provided with training opportunities and will attend conferences to present/train users on these new tools. In addition, publications on specific software products will result.

QUALIFICATIONS

The qualified applicant will have a PhD degree in Bioinformatics, Information Systems, Computer Science, or a related field. Biology/Bioinformatics experience is essential as well as previous experience with web/database development. The applicant should have strong knowledge of Java (Struts/JSP) and JavaScript (jQuery). Experience with Linux/Unix, scripting languages (Python), and relational databases (PostgreSQL).

HOW TO APPLY

Please send the following THREE documents: cover letter, research statement, and CV to: jill.wegrzyn@uconn.edu Applications will be accepted until June 10th or until the position is filled.

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Readers may note the previous opening from the same research group posted here in January.


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