Programmer in Bioinformatics

A 3-year full-time position as programmer is available at Unifob AS,
Bergen Center for Computational Science (BCCS), within the Computational
Biology Unit (CBU).

The ideal candidate has a master in informatics or bioinformatics, and
has extensive programming experience. Experience in Python,
bioinformatics, different operating systems, knowledge of databases and
web programming will be considered major strengths. We expect enthusiasm
and independence as well as the ability to work in an interdisciplinary
team environment. Good knowledge of English is required.

BCCS employs approximately 50 employees counting more than 17 different
nationalities. CBU conducts competitive bioinformatics research and
expands the interface between bioinformatics and experimental biological
and biomedical research. CBU is closely linked and co-located with
bioinformatics groups at the University of Bergen. The programmer will
work in the CBU service group. The service group is connected to the
FUGE bioinformatics platform of the Research Council of Norway. It
provides bioinformatics services to Norwegian researchers, particularly
within the fields of molecular biology, biochemistry, biomedicine, and
microbiology. Services offered by the group include bioinformatics
consultancy, data analysis and software development. The group currently
consists of two scientists and one programmer. Python is the primary
programming language used by the service group, and Zope3 is used as the
main platform for developing web applications.

Unifob AS has employee pension and insurance agreement. The successful
applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at
any time.

Applications containing:
- cover letter
- detailed curriculum vitae (max. three pages)
- certified copies of certificates and diplomas
- contact information of two references

should be sent to HR Consultant Monika Voit ([EMAIL PROTECTED])
with cc to Service Group Leader Pål Puntervoll
([EMAIL PROTECTED]). Applications which do not include all the
required documents will not be considered. It is assumed that we have
the candidate’s permission to contact the references named in the

The position remains open until a successful candidate is found.
Evaluation of applicants will commence 24 November 2008.

For more information about CBU and BCCS, please refer to, or contact service group leader Pål Puntervoll
at +47 55584078.

Svenn Helge Grindhaug
Computational Biology Unit, BCCS
University of Bergen
No5020 Bergen

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