Potential graduate students (e.g. students looking for a rotation) who have already been accepted to the departments of Medical Genetics or Computer Science are encouraged to contact Gary Bader by e-mail about positions. Please familiarize yourself with this website and express your research interests in your e-mail. Experience or strong interest in biology and computer science is expected. Computer programming ability is required, preferably in Java.
Undergraduate students seeking a Computational Biology/Bioinformatics research position for the summer are encouraged to contact Gary Bader by e-mail, ideally between January-April of that year, to find out about available summer positions. Select students from the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital summer program may also be hired. Also, the Molecular Genetics Department has a summer program that you can apply to. Computer programming ability and a strong interest in biology is required.
- We mentor students in the Google Summer of Code program every summer. Applications are usually due annually in March.
Want to write open source code? Want to make money? Want to do both? In 2007 alone, Google Summer of Code brought together 900 students and nearly 1500 mentors across 90 countries to contribute to over 130 different open source software projects. We¹re looking for mentors and students to join us in making 2008 the best Summer of Code yet! We¹ll be offering successful student contributors a 4500 USD stipend, enabling them to focus on their coding projects for three months. Google will accept student applications from 24 - 31 March. We are pleased to announce that GenMAPP is planning to participate again this year as one of the mentoring organizations. We will be serving as an umbrella organization for Cytoscape, GenMAPP-CS, and WikiPathways projects. These projects are at the intersection of Biology and Computer Science, enabling discovery through visualization and analysis of biological data in the context of pathways and networks. Check out our Google Summer of Code "Ideas Page" to learn more about our projects and how to apply: http://conklinwolf.ucsf.edu/genmappwiki/Google_Summer_of_Code_2008
Undergraduate Project Courses
If you plan to take an undergraduate project course and are interested in Computational Biology or Bioinformatics, please contact Gary Bader by e-mail to explore the possibilities of completing a research project in the Bader group. These courses are available in most departments, for instance in Molecular Genetics
Job Title: Postdoctoral positions in computational biology/bioinformatics of cellular networks Required Skills: Strong background in molecular biology or biochemistry, bioinformatics, statistics, computer programming. Job Description: Post-doctoral positions are immediately available in the group of Dr. Gary Bader at the University of Toronto (http://baderlab.org) to study the organization and evolution of biological systems using computational biology and bioinformatics techniques. We seek to accurately predict links, such as specific molecular interactions, in eukaryotic cell signaling systems using comprehensive genomics data. We are interested to find how these links are rewired by mutations to cause disease. This work is supported through the development of open-source biological pathway and network databases and visualization and analysis software. Successful applicants should have strong interest and/or experience in: * Predicting biologically relevant protein interactions * Cellular network evolution * Detection of cell type and stage active biological processes using molecular profiles * Biological pathway and network databases and analysis tools The Bader group is situated in the newly built Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, a major international centre of genomics, proteomics and systems biology research, in the heart of the exciting cosmopolitan city of Toronto. Please send your CV, research interests and the names of 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Bioinformatics Software Developers
Senior and Junior Bioinformatics Programmers Are you interested in biology and computer science? We are looking for motivated individuals to work on open-source biological pathway and network databases and visualization and analysis software. This is a good opportunity to learn about the emerging field of bioinformatics and to contribute to important research projects and the development of software applications that are currently in use by an international community of scientists. Working in a small bioinformatics team, the incumbent will provide software development and data management services for the GeneMANIA gene function prediction system targeted at biologist and computational biologist users. Candidates will be responsible for requirements gathering, design, implementation, operation and maintenance of data structures, graphical user interfaces, database driven websites, algorithms, reporting and technical documentation. Candidates must be well versed (at least 2 years experience) in programming in Java using open-source programming libraries and databases including database driven websites, and graphical user interface (GUI) design in Java Swing, and other modern technologies. Good communication skills, the ability to work effectively in a team, thorough understanding of good software engineering practices, software architecture and experience with group software development are essential. Biology background or interest desirable. Multiple positions are available. Projects include: -AJAX network visualization application -Gene function prediction algorithm -Database driven website -Database and automated data import pipeline -Gene function prediction Java application The GeneMANIA research project is situated in the newly built Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, a major international centre of excellence in genomics, proteomics and systems biology research, in the heart of the exciting cosmopolitan city of Toronto. Minimum Qualifications: Education: Bachelors degree in computer science or equivalent and/or acceptable combination of education and experience Skills: Apart from the software development skills mentioned above, the candidate should have excellent problem solving, communication, interpersonal, initiative/motivation skills. Senior positions require organizational, project leadership skills and ability to supervise others. Other skills as required for standard office functions. Email resume and details of three references to: email@example.com
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