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Home of the Wentworth Minor in Bioinformatics

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Current Bioinformatics Jobs in Boston for Bachelors Degree

Sample Job Listing in Bioinformatics

  MS/BS in Computational Sciences or related discipline.
Bioinformatics: at least 2 years experience using common bioinformatics applications, e.g. sequence similarity, multiple sequence alignment.
Biological training a plus.
Software Development: Java, at least 2 years experience developing scientific applications.
Perl: at least 2 years experience in scientific application development. Experience with BioMart.
Python: at least 2 years experience of scientific software development.
System Administration: experience administering Linux workstations and clusters. Software    installation, account administration, hardware configuration. Red Hat and Platform LSF/Sun Grid Engine. Shell scripting.
Biology: knowledge of genes, proteins, antibodies, protein structure.
Experience in creating and managing relational data stores (Oracle).
Experience with Sharepoint.
Experience with creating and managing web service architecture.
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
Proven ability to operate in an independent manner.
Knowledge of pharmaceutical industry and computational sciences.
 Bioinformatics Developer

2010 Bioinfoirnatics Presentation (Professor Rilett): Technology in Century 21

Presentation: Bioinformatics in the computer science curriculum, ccscne 2011

Presentation: Bioinformatics Minor Presentation at Polytech Summit, Wentworth June 5, 2013

Bioinformatics Courses at WIT and Bioinformatics Minor Requirements:

Bioinformatics Minor Declaration Form

Course Descriptions and Requirements

Bioinformatics Resources:

R-Studio Portal Links: R-Studio on ( need account)

BIOMART CENTRAL Links: BIOMART -- the central portal to most databases in the world

Basics Links: HHMI's BioInteractive - Animations |Dolan Learning Center, Cold Harbor Springs Lab |Return to the RNAi World: Rethinking Gene Expression and Evolution (Craig Mello) |A DNA Driven World: Dr J Craig Venter | Google Features | Bioinformatics.ORG Jobs | Yale Into to Bioinformatics (What is it?) | CMBI Intro to Bioinformatics (What is it?)| Bioinformatics WIKI

HTML and UNIX Links: HTML Tutorial | Putty, Winsshd | Winscp

UNIX Scripting Perl and Other Programming Languages Links: Perl for Exploring DNA [ Book and Exercises] Relational Databases NCBI Entrez | Pubmed Tutorial

BLAST Links: BLAST Tutorial


Multiple Sequence Alignments (ClustalW) and Protein Analysis Links: ClustalW | Prosite | Pfam | PRINTS | Blocks | Uniprot

Protein Data Bank and Rasmol Links: PDB | Rasmol

Secondary Structure Calculation and Classification Links:  SCOP | CATH | Chime

Bioinformatics Applications Links: DNASYS Smartnote| DNASYS Smartnote Blog | Benjamin Franklin Awards at

Refer site-related questions to Professor Rilett: biowit.cs.wit. edu_clickme

Refer bioinformatics minor questions to Professor Valverde: bioinformatics_clickme

UNIX, Oracle and Bioinformatics Servers: