[BiO BB] Computational Biologist and Programmer Positions.

Derek Pyper derek at biotechrecruiter.org
Fri Nov 8 17:02:04 EST 2002

Hello All,
I am working on two positions, please see below.  For consideration
please submit your resume to: derek at biotechrecruiter.org or call
916-455-7091 and ask for Derek.
Position Title: Product Developer II
Department: SYBYL/UNITY Development
Supervisor: SYBYL/UNITY Development Manager
Responsibilities: Performs design, implementation, and maintenance of
multiple product modules and subsystems; prepares technical
documentation of product subsystems; conducts the unit testing and
integration testing for functionality and limits; researches problems
discovered by Quality Assurance and develops solutions to the problems;
participates in product requirement and design meetings with senior team
members and takes a leadership role when needed.
Qualifications & Experience:
Five years of experience using UNIX, C, and Shell programming. 
BS in Computer Science or related field. 
Broad technical knowledge in software development methodologies, design,
and implementation. 
Excellent analytical skills and problem solving skills at product level.

Effective skills in research and analysis, project planning, and
Strong understanding of entire development process, including
specification, documentation, and quality assurance. 
Must possess excellent communication skills and be self-motivating. 
Experience in scientific computing is desired. 
Knowledge of PYTHON and C++ is helpful 
Knowledge of chemistry, physics, and/or biology is a plus.
Sr. Scientist
The primary responsibility of this position will be to research and
prototype algorithms and tools to accelerate antibody and small molecule
drug discovery and development.  This is an opportunity to work in an
exciting and focused group of computer and computational scientists with
diverse backgrounds interacting with biologists, chemists, and
preclinical scientists. 
Initial focus of the job will be upon the interpretation of proteomic
Leverage medicinal chemistry, preclinical, genomics, proteomics, and
diagnostics platforms to define, initiate, and execute Informatics
research and development projects which accelerate the drug discovery
Collaborate with lab and bench scientists to develop analytical
approaches and identify opportunities for application of Informatics
Maintain a competitive understanding of best practices, algorithms, and
methods in the community 
MS/PhD computer/computational sciences or equivalent experience
Biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry experience a definite plus
Demonstrated ability in chemistry, computer science, physics,
mathematics, and/or statistics Experience with genomic and proteomic
informatics techniques
Familiarity with the nature and analysis of biological data
Fluency in the use of biological databases
Experience with numerical simulations, optimization algorithms, and
graph theory
Experience with machine learning, classification, data mining, and
Bayesian analysis techniques
Advanced programming skills in C/C++, Java and Perl preferred
 Domain knowledge and experience in building algorithms for docking,
binding energy prediction, pharmacophore models, SAR, metabolism and
toxicity prediction will be a definite plus
Strong collaboration and communication skills are required
Strong desire to work in an R&D environment with a focus upon rapid
application development
Director, Pipeline Bioinformatics
Candidate will lead a team responsible (initially 5-10 people) for
design and development of analysis pipeline components that process and
interpret biological data to generate value added content
The preferred candidate will have a practical customer focus and work as
a team player to improve processes by integrating cutting-edge advances
into content production pipelines. Some travel required.
Pipeline Bioinformatics team:
Generates production pipelines that are passed to the production team in
Content Services
Analyzes production content to support QA and Marketing activities
Works with the Content Services Department to ensure that computational
pipelines fit within the overall design and database architecture for
content manufacturing 
Develops pipelines that meet Content Services requirements for
operational and production stability and scalability with hand-offs of
pipeline components to production team
Works with the Science team to convert manual processes into
computational processes where feasible and the encapsulate learning from
curation activities in pipeline code
Works with wet-lab teams to integrate proprietary content into pipeline
processes and provide preliminary and early access content to internal
Minimum 5 years experience developing useful bioinformatics tools that
generate, integrate and process content
Broad knowledge of commercial and publicly available algorithms and
sequence analysis
Broad knowledge of public and private sources of bioinformatics content
Broad knowledge of current bioinformatics technology and trends
Knowledge of Java, Perl, C/C++, SQL, ORACLE PL/SQL programming languages
Knowledge of popular bioinformatics tools e.g. SRS, BioPerl, BioJava
Ability to provide technical leadership to a cross-functional team of
scientists and software engineers
Derek Pyper
Biotech Recruiters International
2640 Castro Way
Sacramento, Ca 95818
derek at biotechrecruiter.org
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