Love worms and want to serve your community? Join the CGC and be instrumental in distributing C. elegans to the worldwide research community. After 27 years of dedication to fulfilling our C. elegans needs, Theresa Stiernagle is retiring. The CGC seeks a replacement with significant worm experience (picking, scoring phenotypes, familiarity with interpreting genotypes, etc.), extreme attention to detail, and the ability to work efficiently and independently. An official job posting will be forthcoming, but in the meantime, inquiries can be made at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A biocurator position is open at WormBase. If you are interested and for further details please contact Paul Sternberg at email@example.com
Paid Summer Research Opportunity for Undergraduates
The SRF Summer Scholars Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging. One such opportunity in the laboratory of Dr. Gordon Lithgow at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging will investigate the importance of metal homeostasis in C. elegans, which has been associated with lifespan, healthspan, and a number of age-related human diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Disease, and ALS.
The Summer Scholars Program not only offers students the opportunity to conduct their own research project but also the chance to develop communication skills. Students participating in the program will hone their writing skills via periodic reports, which are designed to emulate text scientists commonly must produce. Additionally, a poster presentation at a SRF-sponsored conference at the end of the summer will provide the Summer Scholars with an opportunity to present their results to scientists from other research institutions.
To learn more about this summer internship program and other paid research opportunities at such institutions as the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, and the Scripps Research Institute, at www.sens.org/2015-summer-scholars.
Online applications will be accepted until 12 pm PST February 2, 2015. If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact the SRF Director of Education Greg Chin
We’re hiring. You want to do web architecture development in support of a project essential to basic biomedical research.
The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research seeks an agile and adaptable software engineer with a broad skill set and an interest in applying it to scientific problems. You will assist the team in designing and implementing a scalable architecture and web interface to a vast array of biological data supporting a global community of researchers. This position will be based in Toronto, ON, Canada.
We’re looking for someone excited about science, computers, and technology. You’re comfortable working with big data and moving information between formats, systems, and platforms. You are passionate about trending technology and social media and how they might enhance the scientific process. You can work within the constraints of legacy systems when required and in proposing and evaluating new alternatives when warranted. In the past, you’ve confronted issues related to scalability and data management and have created demonstrable solutions resolving them.
We’re a small, dedicated, distributed team. You should work well independently, and be receptive to exchanging ideas via IM, Google Hangouts, Skype, social media outlets, conference calls, and email threads. In short, excellent communication skills are assumed.
Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Biology or related field with a minimum of three years experience. On the upper end, a Masters or PhD with 3-5 years suitable experience.
Please send resumes and vitaes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Biological Curator position is now available at WormBase-Caltech. Please contact Paul Sternberg (email@example.com) for more information.