Key Success Factors
• Bachelor's Degree in Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computer Science, or related field with a minimum of five years of work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience (Master's or PhD degree preferred).
• Good knowledge of molecular biology and genetics/genomics.
• Experience processing and troubleshooting large volumes of scientific data.
• Demonstrated experience in a linux environment with the ability to query a database using SQL.
• Good understanding of the fundamentals of various bioinformatics tools, algorithms, and databases, especially Blast but also hmmer, clustalw, phylip, fasta, genbank, bioperl etc.
• Experience writing scripts in Perl for data mining and processing
• Advanced troubleshooting skills with the ability to work independently on end-to-end implementation and maintenance of data analysis projects.
• Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills to address user needs in an effective and timely manner.
• Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with users and staff, and address their needs in an effective and timely manner.
• Advanced Degree in Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computer Science, or related field preferred.
• Experience with software engineering, developing computational methods and algorithms, software tools and databases preferred.
This is a one year term appointment that may be extended or converted to a career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs. The work schedule may include nights and weekends. Work will be performed at the DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI), located in Walnut Creek, CA. Detailed information about the Joint Genome Institute program can be found at: http://www.jgi.doe.gov.
Berkeley Lab is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to the development of a diverse workforce.