We are looking for bright, motivated and talented individuals with various backgrounds and levels of expertise to join a group of students, postdoctoral scholars and programmers in the development of an open-source bioinformatics platform for biological discovery. This resource will build on our existing PhyloFacts database and web servers, and will be deployed to assist researchers in TB and other human pathogens in identifying drug targets and development of effective drugs and diagnostics, to interpret human genetic variation, and to contribute to basic research in evolution and protein structure and function. Our needs are quite broad; in addition to programmer positions we have openings for research associates and postdoctoral scholars.
This position is located on the UC Berkeley campus in the beautiful Stanley Hall at the north- east corner of campus, in the Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Research (QB3); it is funded by the Department of Energy Systems Biology Knowledgebase. The Sjölander lab includes programmers, postdocs and students from a variety of departments across campus. We collaborate with scientists at different universities and research labs in The Netherlands, France, Spain, England, Sweden, India, Japan, and Brazil. Members of this group have opportunities to participate in a collaboration with Google in the development of an open-source system for bioinformatics and biological discovery.
Students who are interested in participating in this exciting project should do two things:
1) Let Prof. Sjolander know that you are applying (email kimmen 'at' berkeley 'dot' edu)
2) Apply via the Google website, letting Google know that you are interested in the joint project with UC Berkeley Prof. Sjolander.
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to to Dr. Ajithkumar Warrier ("awarrier" at "berkeley.edu"). Your cover letter should describe the job you want to apply for (whether programmer or postdoctoral scholar), your career objectives, what you consider your greatest strengths, and those aspects of the job that appeal to you most. We have many different ways to use talented programmers and postdoctoral scholars, and can try to tune a position to the applicant skills and interests.