Position available: MICROCOMPUTER HARDWARE/SOFTWARE BIOINFORMATICS SPECIALIST

Ivan J Delgado Orlic delgadoi at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Thu Dec 11 14:04:00 EST 1997


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MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
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MSU-DOE PLANT RESEARCH LABORATORY       EAST LANSING . MICHIGAN . 48824-1312 . USA
TELEPHONE: (517) 353-2270                                                                                         FAX: (517) 353-9168


MICROCOMPUTER HARDWARE/SOFTWARE BIOINFORMATICS SPECIALIST

This position will involve serving as an expert in the area of bioinformatics in the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory and the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Michigan State Univ.   Although no actual data analyses will be performed for faculty or graduate students, the candidate should
have ample experience with both protein and nuclic acid manipulation, with database mining and manipulation, and with the creation of highly curated data sets from mined data.  The candidate should be able to teach and communicate these skills to faculty and graduate students in tutorial form and
provide related support for courses and curriculum.  Other responsibilities include analyzing the needs and making recommendations on microcomputer hardware and software products; occasionally installing complicated software and deal with compatibility issues; provide training on software usage,
both one-on-one and in seminar form; assist in setting up and maintain a microcomputerized classroom; perform or supervise the minor repair of microcomputers and peripherals; maintain departmental Windows NT LAN; manage the department computer facility; design and maintain departmental web pages;
and supervise student employees.
Education and Background Required:  The successful candidate should possess a M.Sc. or Ph.D. in plant biology or related discipline, have some interest or experience in bioinformatics, have experience working with commonly used sequence analysis programs, and although this is not a wet lab position,
2-3 years of molecular biology lab experience.  The candidate should also have demonstrated work experience with microcomputers, experience working on different computer platforms (DOS, Windows, MacIntosh); internet and WWW experience; web page design experience.  Familiarity with graphics software
and knowledge of UNIX-based systems are desirable.  The position does not involve individual research or involvement in faculty research projects.  Salary commensurate with education and experience. To assure consideration, applications should be received by January 19, 1998.  Please forward a cover
letter specifying your interests, qualifications, curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendation to: Computer Search Committee, c/o Ms. Michelle Baker, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1312.















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