Iowa State University - Ames, IA

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The department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology is seeking a candidate for an Analyst/Programmer to provide continuous upkeep and improvements on the Plant Metabolomic Resource ( databases. PMR is a database for deposition and analysis of metabolomics and transcriptomics data of microbes and plants. It is currently being utilized by a variety of groups both at ISU and at other universities.

This position would be responsible for writing scripts and adapting/improving existing scripts that drive applications on our PMR web resource. It will also include work on creating data analysis capabilities and providing these as a service on the project website. This position will adapt the existing database to enable users to track submitted data and to search data and metadata. In addition, this position will define and implement data handling protocols for large datasets including experimental data and metadata.

The successful candidate will have the ability to work independently, solve problems and troubleshoot experiments. Strong organizational skills, efficient time management skills and the ability to maintain accurate laboratory records are essential.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field and one year experience in software programming related to bioinformatics OR equivalent related education and experience totaling five years in software programming related to bioinformatics.

Preferred Qualifications
Proficiency in Visual C++ , C#, MySQL, R, JAVA and JAVAscript
Demonstrated expertise in the area of metabolomics/petroleomics/lipidomics or related large-scale MS-based compound analysis.
Experience with
- database construction
- web services implementation
- working on software programming in an industrial setting or with industries
- GPU programming

Minimum $37,113; commensurate with qualifications

Special Conditions
All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university's verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.

Application Instructions
To apply for this position, please click on "Apply for this Vacancy" and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact information for three references

If you have questions regarding this vacancy, please email Eve Wurtele,

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