Key Success Factors
• Typically requires a bachelor's degree in Biology, Life Sciences, Bioinformatics, Computer Science or related field with a minimum of five years relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced degree preferred.
• Experience with developing Information Extraction and other text mining tools from natural language resources.
• Experience with extraction and usage of metadata from external databases, ontologies and controlled vocabularies.
• Experience working with relational databases.
• Demonstrated experience in biological data curation. Experience with metadata curation and Ontologies a plus.
• Familiarity with source code control tools (CVS) and tools commonly used in bioinformatics.
• Advanced analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills to independently make sound judgments and creative solutions to complex problems.
• Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with users and staff, and address their needs in an effective and timely manner.
• Ability to work independently as well as part of a diverse and dynamic team.
• Excellent organizational, analytical, and record-keeping skills with the ability organize and present technical reports to collaborators, JGI staff, management, and sponsors.
• Demonstrated ability to accurately and eloquently represent and promote scientific projects to audiences of diverse technical backgrounds.
• Effective interpersonal skills with experience establishing effective collaborations and interacting with members of the scientific, instrumentation, and informatics communities.
• Excellent written communication skills with demonstrated experience preparing funding proposals and research publications.
• Experience with software engineering, developing computational methods and algorithms, software tools and databases.
• Demonstrated success designing and developing software in a scientific or technical environment.
Essential Qualifications for the Systems Analyst 4 - In addition to the required qualifications for the Analyst 3, the Analyst 4 will have:
• M.S./Ph.D. degree in Biology, Bioinformatics, Computer Science or related field with a minimum of seven years of work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Extensive genomic analysis software experience and substantial knowledge of various bioinformatics algorithms related to sequence analysis.
• Ability to troubleshoot complex software issues.
This is a 1 year term appointment with the possibility of renewal and with the possibility of conversion to career based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs. Work will be performed at the DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI) Genomics Facility in Walnut Creek, CA. Job may require occasional travel, weekend, and after-hours work. Detailed information about the Joint Genome Institute program can be found on the World Wide Web at the following location: http://www.jgi.doe.gov
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