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GMOD User Support Specialist
Are you fascinated by genomics and bioinformatics? Are you passionate
about collaborative open-source software? Do you enjoy teaching and
working with scientists? If so, then this position is for you.
The Generic Model Organism Database project (GMOD) is a collection of
open source software tools for creating and managing biological, and
particularly genomic, databases. GMOD has a large, highly
distributed, and dynamic community of software users and developers.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has an opening for a
GMOD user support specialist, to be based at the US National
Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent, www.nescent.org) in Durham,
North Carolina, while serving the international community of GMOD users.
The GMOD user support specialist will maintain online documentation;
respond to mailing list help requests; present tutorials; organize
short courses, conference sessions and other community building
activities; survey user needs, and recruit members of the community to
assist with these functions. The incumbent will collaborate closely
with the GMOD Coordinator (Scott Cain, The Ontario Institute for
Cancer Research) and other distributed personnel. See http://gmod.org/wiki/GMOD_Help_Desk for more background on the activities of the user support
specialist. The salary range is $68,906 to $82,687, depending on
qualifications, and the incumbent will receive a comprehensive
benefits package as an SPA employee within the UNC system.
Required qualifications include: excellent written and verbal
communication skills; team orientation with strong interpersonal
skills. Preferred qualifications include: an MS or PhD in biology,
computer science or related field; three or more years of experience
with web programming and relational database management systems; three
or more years of experience with genome database administration or
curation, preferably in a GMOD environment; at least one year of
experience with web content management, ideally using MediaWiki;
freedom to travel 5-15 weeks/yr.
Please provide a cover letter and CV, including contact information
for three references, to Hilmar Lapp, Assistant Director of
Informatics, NESCent, at [hidden email], and submit materials
through http://bit.ly/h9l74r. Inquiries may be addressed to H. Lapp
by email or by phone at 919.668.5288.
: Hilmar Lapp -:- Durham, NC -:- hlapp at drycafe dot net :