News/Xenbase Hiring Two Developers

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These positions have now been filled


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Position 1, entry level developer

Xenbase, the Xenopus model organism database is looking for a strong skiier/rider software developer to join our team in Calgary. Good Java and Javascript skills are essential. Database and/or perl would be a plus but isn’t essential. This developer will work on interfaces that allow our 1,000 daily users to interrogate our database on Xenopus genomics, cell and developmental biology.

Applicants should be based in North America and eligible to work in Canada (under NAFTA this includes USA and Mexico). A BS or BA in computer science is preferred, but other technical certifications in software development would also be fine.

Position 2, senior software developer

Xenbase, the Xenopus model organism database is looking for an experienced skiier/rider senior software developer to join our team in Calgary. The rocky mountains are an hour from town, with incredible skiing, backcountry and camping. The city itself has over million people and has lots to do when you are not skiing working. In addition to building interfaces using Java the senior developer will manage, upgrade and customize a variety of perl based data pipleines and also optimize and customize our genome browsing tools. Good DNA and protein sequence alignment skills are essential. Experience with GMOD tools such as Gbrowse would be sweet, as would experience with the UCSC browser, e-utilities, RNA-seq and ChIP-seq data.

Xenbase imports a wide range of data on Xenopus genomics and biology. This data is processed by automated systems and also by a team of data curators who do all the things that our pipelines can’t- like read the scientific literature and mark it up using software interfaces that you will help improve.

If you would like more info on either position please get in touch with the database director, Jeff Bowes bowes [at]

Posted to the GMOD News on 2012/04/09