Web Developer opening DOE JGI

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Web Developer opening DOE JGI

Dave Clements
Hello all,

There's an opening at JGI on the Phytozome project.  Phytozome is a heavy GMOD user: It currently incorporates GMOD components Gbrowse and BioMart, open source components Jalview, Lucene, MView, and will be integrating GMOD components Galaxy and Chado over the next 12 months.  See below for details.

Dave C.

The DOE Joint Genome Institute (a division of the Berkeley Lab) currently has a Web Developer position available withing their Plant Genomics Group.  I was wondering if it is possible to post the position on GMOD? 

Attached is the job text, please let me know if you have any questions?  Thanks, Bill

An exciting opportunity is available in the Phytozome development team within the Joint Genome Institute's Computational and Plant Genomic group. Phytozome (http://www.phytozome.net) is the public portal to JGI's extensive plant genome data and analysis, providing sophisticated data access and visualization tools for both experienced and novice plant biologists worldwide. The developer in this position will be responsible for creating intuitive, easily navigable, cross-browser compatible web interfaces, using PHP, CSS, and advanced Javascript. Both the absolute quantity and diversity of plant genomic data produced and integrated by the JGI will be increasing dramatically over the next few years. This is an opportunity to apply your web design and coding skills to an area of biological research undergoing explosive growth and change, working with the JGI's scientists, computational biologists, and developers in a state-of-the-art computational environment.

Specific Job Duties

- Debug, maintain, extend, and redesign various PHP-based components of the Phytozome web portal.
- Develop code that is lightweight, cross-browser-platform compatible, and fast.
- Interface with end-users to gather feedback and requirements.
- Follow Software Development best practices including: frequent testing and deployment, source/version control, issue tracking.
- Respond to software defect reports, requests for new features, or ad hoc requests.
- Troubeshoot basic system problems.


- Typically requires a B.S. in microbiology, bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science or related discipline, or equivalent experience.
- Demonstrated experience producing effective web sites with creative designs.
- Expertise in PHP, HTML, CSS, Javascript, AJAX.
- Experience coding with one or more modern Javascript toolkits: GWT, Dojo, jQuery, YUI, etc.
- Experience with one or more source control systems: CVS, Subversion, Git.
- Comfort and experience developing in a UN*X/Mac environment.
- Ability to work somewhat independently as well as part of a diverse team. Good oral and written communication skills.

How to Apply
To apply from this page, click the link (below) to be redirected to the lab job posting, then follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process. As part of the online application process, please submit a single attachment that includes both your resume and a cover letter. Please be sure to reference where you found out about the position.


Berkeley Lab is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to the development of a diverse workforce.



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