The Integrated Microbiome Resource (IMR: http://cgeb-imr.ca) at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada is seeking a Bioinformatics Developer who will lead the development and deployment of analytical pipelines for microbiome data and will aid in the analysis of various microbiome projects.
- Working in a collaborative and dynamic research group within Dr. Morgan Langille’s research lab (http://morganlangille.com) along with fellow IMR employees.
- Developing user-friendly software tools for the analysis of microbiome data, through expansion of Microbiome Helper (https://github.com/mlangill/microbiome_helper/wiki) to include new applications for both 16S and metagenomic analysis.
- Contributing to various scientific projects by processing and analyzing microbiome datasets.
- Providing basic assistance to users in pipeline execution and interpretation of results.
- Master’s degree or greater in a relevant field such as bioinformatics, computer science, or biology
- Experience with UNIX / Linux environments, shell scripting, and Perl or Python
- Experience with installation and debugging of bioinformatic applications
- Experience with DNA and protein sequence manipulation, familiarity with sequence file formats and techniques such as homology search (e.g., BLAST) and sequence alignment
- Strong communication skills
- Ability to manage multiple tasks, work independently, and meet deadlines Desirable qualifications
- Demonstrated ability to carry out research projects involving microbial sequence data; peer-reviewed publications in the field
- Experience with microbiome bioinformatic analysis tools
Term: The initial contract term is one year, with the possibility of extension to two years by mutual agreement. Close: Nov. 2, 2018 Start time: Flexible
Only those candidates short-listed for interviews will be contacted.
Applications can be emailed directly to [email protected]
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