[Medicago] Bioinformatics Analyst Position

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Bioinformatics Analyst

Requisition Code:



Rockville, Maryland


Plant Genomics


Full Time



Job Responsibilities: The Bioinformatics Analyst will work on the
curation and annotation of the M. truncatula genome sequence.
Responsibilities will include design and maintenance of web pages
providing access to Medicago genome sequence and annotation and
associated data, including outreach to the users through a community
annotation portal. The ideal candidate will have hands-on research
experience in Medicago genomics and demonstrated competence in
bioinformatics including Perl, SQL, HTML and cgi-scripting. 

Qualifications: Successful candidates will have a Bachelor's or Master's
degree in the Biological Sciences, plus experience working with
computers in the field of biological sciences and a familiarity with DNA
sequence and annotation tools and practices. Candidates will also have a
demonstrated competence in appropriate computer languages including
Perl, SQL, HTML and cgi-scripting; web technologies including HTML,
DHTML, XML, CSS; Graphics tools including Photoshop, Fireworks or
similar; Operating Systems including UNIX and UNIX variants, Windows,
and/or Macintosh; Relational Database including knowledge of Sybase and
SQL. The Bioinformatics Analyst will have a solid knowledge of molecular
biology as it relates to DNA sequences, sequencing technologies and
genomics. Strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent
organization and time management skills, ability to meet schedules, the
ability to collaborate across a multi-disciplinary team, and work
independently is a must.


You can apply through the JCVI web site; the position is listed under
Plant Genomics.




Chris Town


The J. Craig Venter Institute

9704 Medical Center Drive

Rockville, MD 20850

Office Phone: 301-795-7523

Fax: 301-838-0208

Home Phone: 301-990-0878

Cell Phone: 301-204-6300


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