Current Openings

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Scientific Computing Professional (posting #20170112)

The Eukaryotic Pathogen Database resource (EuPathDB.org) seeks to fill six positions in support of an expansion project in the areas of clinical and epidemiological data integration and mining. The goal of this exciting initiative is to leverage existing strengths in the integration and analysis of pathogen genomics and functional data to incorporate large global projects (such as Mal-ED) that focus on the interplay between early childhood malnutrition and enteric infectious disease burden in developing countries.
EuPathDB is a large, multi-institution project that providing scientific data mining websites used worldwide by researchers studying enteric pathogens, malaria and other significant diseases.

We are seeking a JavaScript Developer to co-design and evolve a large-scale ReactJS/Flux client-side application featuring sophisticated scientific user interface components and visualizations. You will help transition our JavaScript codebase to Typescript/ES6, develop against a growing REST service, and potentially participate in the implementation of a server-side (Java) data mining system and/or contribute to design of the user experience in a complex website.

The successful applicant will create quality code, modular designs and clean APIs, using external frameworks as needed. S/he will work collaboratively within a six member team of software developers to actively share design ideas on a daily basis. The applicant will bring an interest in exploring and integrating new technologies, working with biologists to help translate complex scientific use cases into effective tools and interfaces.

Join our 30+ member team including biologists, annotators, data-loaders, ontologists, user-inter¬face specialists & software developers, outreach staff, and others, combining the advantages of an academic environment with the rigor of developing a production system. Work in an intellectually challenging, yet, relaxed environment. Enjoy flexible work hours and excellent vacation, tuition, health and retirement benefits. Work on a resource that makes a difference in the health of millions of people.

As we expand to integrate clinical and epidemiological information, this initiative will leverage existing strengths in the integration and analysis of pathogen genomics and functional data. It will incorporate large global projects (such as Mal-ED) that focus on the interplay between early childhood malnutrition and enteric infectious disease in developing countries.

Postdoctoral Research Association (posting #20170104)

A postdoctoral research scientist is sought to work on drug discovery for liver stages of Plasmodium vivax. We have developed a novel 384 microwell device that supports robust invasion and development of P. vivax liver stages in primary human hepatocytes. We seek candidate to join our team and contribute to an ongoing effort to discover new drugs that target hypnozoites of P.vivax. In addition, the candidate will use the novel platform to discover new drug targets and to better understand liver stage biology. The successful candidate will have experience in cell culture, mosquito salivary gland dissections, and high-content image analysis. Extensive international travel is required as well as the ability to work as a team player in a multidisciplinary effort that includes biologists, engineers, and computational biologists.

Scientific Computing Professional (posting #20170105)

A biologist with bioinformatics / computer programming experience or a computer scientist with bioinformatics / biology experience to join a large team working on highly visible web resources for malaria and related diseases (EuPathDB.org). The Application Developer will interface with scientists to acquire data (e.g. genomic, functional genomic, systems biology and clinical studies) and build¬ tools to load these data into a relational database, integrating these data with existing ‘omics’ data. The successful applicant will work collaboratively on a team of >30 biologists and software developers to translate requirements generated by clinical and scientific user commun¬ities into effective data representations and interfaces, enabling powerful data-mining capabil¬ities. Partici¬pation in the preparation of scientific papers and technical documentation and attendance at scientific meet¬ings is encouraged.

The Application Developer will interface with scientists to acquire data (e.g. genomic, functional genomic, systems biology and clinical studies) and build¬ tools to load these data into a relational database, integrating these data with existing ‘omics’ data. Participation in the preparation of scientific papers and technical documentation and attendance at scientific meet¬ings is encouraged.

Senior Scientific Project Coordinator (posting #20170049)

The Eukaryotic Pathogen Database resource (EuPathDB.org) seeks to fill six positions in support of an expansion project in the areas of clinical and epidemiological data integration and mining. The goal of this exciting initiative is to leverage existing strengths in the integration and analysis of pathogen genomics and functional data to incorporate large global projects (such as Mal-ED) that focus on the interplay between early childhood malnutrition and enteric infectious disease burden in developing countries.

The Senior Project Coordinator will join a dynamic management team, and be responsible for coordinating all aspects of this clinical and epidemiological data integration project. The successful applicant will work closely within the existing EuPathDB managers and PIs to appropriately allocate resources and foster communication between our 30+ member team including biologists, annotators, data-loaders, ontologists, user-interface specialists & software developers, outreach staff, and others. They will work closely with project scientists and end users to make certain that requirements are accurately identified and specified, and with EuPathDB staff to facilitate communication, and ensure that commitments are achievable and delivered on time. The Senior Project Coordinator will prepare and submit all reports to the funders and others as required. Opportunities are available to participate in collaborative research, depending on expertise and interest of the individual.

Note that this position will join a long-standing program with multiple performance sites. The successful hire could be based in either the University of Georgia or University of Pennsylvania.  

Scientific Computing Professional (posting #20170045)

The Eukaryotic Pathogen Database resource (EuPathDB.org) seeks to fill six positions in support of an expansion project in the areas of clinical and epidemiological data integration and mining. The goal of this exciting initiative is to leverage existing strengths in the integration and analysis of pathogen genomics and functional data to incorporate large global projects (such as Mal-ED) that focus on the interplay between early childhood malnutrition and enteric infectious disease burden in developing countries. Anticipated hires include a senior project coordinator, web developer, ontologist, data loader, application developer, and community outreach special¬ist.

The Community Outreach Specialist (Scientific Computing Professional) will join a growing team responsible for communicating with diverse audiences, including not only laboratory research scientists & epidemiologists, but also clinicians, field biologists, and policy-makers. The successful applicant will work collabora¬tively as part of a 30+ member team including biologists, annotators, data-loaders, ontologists, user-inter¬face specialists & software developers, outreach staff, and others to present our global user base with intuitive and informative web interfaces for accessing and interrogating large-scale datasets. An understanding of the challenges posed by large-scale epidemiological data is required, as are effective communication skills, including the ability to coordinate groups from diverse nationalities and cultural backgrounds. This position requires domestic and international travel, active participation in scientific meetings, instruction at workshops and webinars, participation in scientific writing, and keeping up-to-date with the pertinent scientific literature.

Note that this position will join a long-standing program with multiple performance sites. The successful hire could be based in either the University of Georgia or University of Pennsylvania or the University of Liverpool in the UK.  

Scientific Computing Professional (posting #20170044)

The Eukaryotic Pathogen Database resource (EuPathDB.org) seeks to fill six positions in support of an expansion project in the areas of clinical and epidemiological data integration and mining. The goal of this exciting initiative is to leverage existing strengths in the integration and analysis of pathogen genomics and functional data to incorporate large global projects (such as Mal-ED) that focus on the interplay between early childhood malnutrition and enteric infectious disease burden in developing countries. Anticipated hires include a senior project coordinator, web developer, ontologist, data loader, application developer, and community outreach specialist.

The successful Ontologist applicant (Scientific Computing Professional) will work collaboratively as part of a 30+ member team including biologists, annotators, data-loaders, ontologists, user-interface specialists & software developers, outreach staff, and others to use biomedical ontologies for the mapping and modeling of clinical and epidemiological data and key information about datasets. This activity will draw upon Open Biological and Biomedical Ontologies (OBOfoundry.org). Ontologies are part of an exciting new movement in information technology that elevates data to the level of knowledge, and technologies in this space are under intensive development. As a result, there is significant opportunity to make an impact in what is increasingly emerging as a popular field in biomedical informatics. Related duties include using these ontologies to provide semantic structure for web interface terminologies. This position offers the opportunity to interact with leading biomedical investigators, ontology experts, and skilled programmers in a university setting. Participation in the preparation of scientific papers and technical documentation, and attendance at scientific meetings are encouraged.

Note that this position will join a long-standing program with multiple performance sites. The successful hire could be based in either the University of Georgia or University of Pennsylvania or the University of Liverpool in the UK.  

Scientific Computing Professional (posting #20170043)

The Eukaryotic Pathogen Database resource (EuPathDB.org) seeks to fill six positions in support of an expansion project in the areas of clinical and epidemiological data integration and mining. The goal of this exciting initiative is to leverage existing strengths in the integration and analysis of pathogen genomics and functional data to incorporate large global projects (such as Mal-ED) that focus on the interplay between early childhood malnutrition and enteric infectious disease burden in developing countries. Anticipated hires include a senior project coordinator, web developer, ontologist, data loader, application developer, and community outreach specialist.

The Data Loader (Scientific Computing Professional) will join a growing team responsible for interfacing with scientists working in clinical epidemiology research, analyzing epidemiological datasets, loading these data into a relational database (www.gusdb.org) and integrating with existing ‘omics’ or other metadata in a web interface. The successful applicant will work collaboratively as part of a 30+ member team including biologists, annotators, data-loaders, ontologists, user-interface specialists & software developers, outreach staff, and others responsible for acquiring, loading and validating clinical epidemiology and/or omics data. Data obtained from online bioinformatics repositories (e.g. GenBank, SRA), or provided by scientists and clinicians working in parasitological and/or clinical research, often need to be preprocessed into standard formats, using scripts developed or modified to parse the data and run workflows to load the data into a relational database (www.gusdb.org). Additional duties include the maintenance and creation of input files for presentation software, assessment of the quality of the data loading, designing strategies to increase throughput and automate quality assurance testing, and presentation to the user community. Participation in the preparation of scientific papers and technical documentation, and attendance at scientific meetings is encouraged.

Note that this position will join a long-standing program with multiple performance sites. The successful hire could be based in either the University of Georgia or University of Pennsylvania or the University of Liverpool in the UK.  

Scientific Computing Professional (posting #20170029)

 

The Eukaryotic Pathogen Database resource (EuPathDB.org) seeks to fill six positions in support of an expansion project in the areas of clinical and epidemiological data integration and mining. The goal of this exciting initiative is to leverage existing strengths in the integration and analysis of pathogen genomics and functional data to incorporate large global projects (such as Mal-ED) that focus on the interplay between early childhood malnutrition and enteric infectious disease burden in developing countries. Anticipated hires include a senior project coordinator, web developer, ontologist, data loader, application developer, and community outreach specialist.

The Application Developer (Scientific Computing Professional) will join a growing team responsible for interfacing with scientists working in clinical epidemiology research, analyzing epidemiological datasets, loading these data into a relational database (www.gusdb.org) and integrating with existing ‘omics’ or other metadata in a web interface. The successful applicant will work collaboratively as part of a 30+ member team including biologists, annotators, data-loaders, ontologists, user-interface specialists & software developers, outreach staff, and others to translate requirements generated by the clinical and scientific user communities into effective data representations and interfaces enabling powerful data-mining capabilities. Participation in the preparation of scientific papers and technical documentation and attendance at scientific meetings is encouraged.

Note that this position will join a long-standing program with multiple performance sites. The successful hire could be based in either the University of Georgia or University of Pennsylvania or the University of Liverpool in the UK.  

Research Technician III (posting #20161604)

Maintain cultured cells and parasites. Perform in vitro and in vivo tests for effectiveness of anti-parasite drugs. Assist in development of new drug screening assays. Immunological assays (Luminex, Flow Cytometry). Perform and design research experiments and protocols. Successful candidate will be able to prioritize work duties and manage details of experiment execution. Monitoring parasite infection and immune responses in mice.

Bachelor’s degree and at least two years experience strongly preferred, or M.S. in biological sciences. Experience with cell culture, immunological assays and/or molecular biological techniques is strongly preferred.

Candidate must be willing to work with mice and human pathogen, ability to design and execute experiments, and basic computer skills: PC and Mac.

 

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