Microbiome Bioinformatics Developer

Institution/Company: 
Dalhousie University
Location: 
Halifax, NS
Job Description: 

The Integrated Microbiome Resource (IMR: http://cgeb-imr.ca) at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada is seeking a Bioinformatics Developer who will lead the development and deployment of analytical pipelines for microbiome data and will aid in the analysis of various microbiome projects. The position will entail the following:
1. Working in a collaborative and dynamic research group within Dr. Morgan Langille’s research lab (http://morganlangille.com) along with two additional IMR funded employees.
2. Developing user-friendly software tools for the analysis of microbiome data, through expansion of Microbiome Helper (https://github.com/mlangill/microbiome_helper/wiki) to include new applications for both 16S and metagenomic analysis.
3. Contributing to various scientific projects by processing and analyzing microbiome datasets.
4. Providing basic assistance to users in pipeline execution and interpretation of results.

Essential qualifications
- Master’s degree or greater in a relevant field such as bioinformatics, computer science, or biology
- Experience with UNIX / Linux environments, shell scripting, and Perl or Python
- Experience with installation and debugging of bioinformatic applications
- Experience with DNA and protein sequence manipulation, familiarity with sequence file formats and techniques such as homology search (e.g., BLAST) and sequence alignment
- Strong communication skills
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines

Desirable qualifications
- Demonstrated ability to carry out research projects involving microbial sequence data; peer-reviewed publications in the field
- Experience with microbiome bioinformatic analysis tools

Term: The initial contract term is one year, with the possibility of extension to two years by mutual agreement.

Close: June 23rd, 2017

Salary: $45,000/year

Interested candidates should send a CV and cover letter to Morgan Langille (morgan.g.i.langille@dal.ca)