Biocomputing Position (Molecular Evolution & Parallel Computing)
We seek an individual with strong computer skills and a
background/interest in biology to fill a full-time research position in
the Department of Biology at Indiana University. This position is open
as either a **entry-level computer technician** or a **biocomputing
post-doctoral scientist**. It is currently funded for two years at
full-time pay, with pay commensurate with the skills and experience of
the applicant, but the possibility exists for the continuation of the
position after the current two year term has expired.
The position will be roughly half-time creating, maintaining, and
analyzing a molecular sequence database, and half-time developing and
implementing parallel computing in biology. The database project is an
outgrowth of a laboratory research project on the molecular evolution of
introns. The parallel computing project will involve diverse biological
projects ranging from phylogenetic analyses to ecological simulations.
The position will involve development of new software, modification of
existing tools, and responsibility for system administration on a
parallel-processing UNIX workstation.
Bachelors degree or greater in computer science or biology. Proficiency
in the UNIX environment is essential. At least 2 years programming
experience - language requirements include C or C++ and familiarity with
FORTRAN. Familiarity with system administration and parallel processing
environments and programming experience in windowing systems (X,
Macintosh) are desirable. Molecular biology software and database
experience are a plus.
The IU Department of Biology is located in Bloomington, Indiana.
Bloomington is a pleasant, small community in the rolling hills of
southern Indiana, and has an active cultural life stimulated by IU's
excellent music and liberal arts programs. IU is well-known in
biocomputing because of the IUBio archive created and administered by Dr.
Don Gilbert. In addition, there are two other biocomputists, and a
strong commitment to biocomputing in the department.
We are an equal opportunity employer, and encourage women and minority
applicants. The successful applicant will be selected on the basis of
their skills and qualifications.
Applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vitae, a list of
references (including phone numbers), and salary requirements to:
Dr. Jeffrey D. Palmer
Department of Biology
Bloomington, IN 47405
812- 855-6705 (FAX)
Electronic communication should be directed to jlogsdon at bio.indiana.edu.