The Harvard FAS Informatics group, led by Tim Sackton, has an open bioinformatics scientist position, to work with Catherine Dulac's lab on large-scale single-cell RNA-seq in mouse brain. For more information on the position and how to apply, see the ad on the Harvard jobs site.
It's come to my attention (one helpful email, plus some snarky subtweets) that the --cpu flag of HMMER3 search programs may have a bad interaction with some cluster management software. The --cpu n argument is documented as the "number of parallel CPU workers to use for multithreads". Typically, you want to set n to the number … Continue reading Thread count in HMMER3
Back in the 20th century, when Todd Lowe was a happy PhD student in my lab in St. Louis instead of toiling in irons as professor and chair at the Department of Biomolecular Engineering at UCSC, he wrote a program called snoscan for searching the yeast genome sequence for 2'-O-methyl guide C/D snoRNAs (small nucleolar RNAs), using a … Continue reading snoscan and squid in the 21st century
Imagine you're a legal US resident, with a legal position in the US. You're away visiting your family in another country, and when you try to fly back home to the US, the US government won't let you back in. You could be a PhD student or a postdoc in a research lab here, living … Continue reading Go sign this.
Michele Clamp is building up Harvard's bioinformatics team on the college (Cambridge) campus, and she's got an open position in collaboration with Susan Mango's group: The Mango Lab in the Harvard Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology in collaboration with the FAS Informatics Group seek a bioinformatician for genomics analysis. The successful candidate will primarily focus … Continue reading Open position: Bioinformatics scientist
We have two new open positions in the group. We are looking for a bioinformatics analyst and a scientific software engineer to join the teams that develop the HMMER and Infernal software packages for biological sequence analysis. The teams are growing, with a key new team member Nick Carter, who joined us from high performance … Continue reading New open positions
Students actually showed up, so we really do have to teach the course. MCB112 Biological Data Analysis is now in its first week. The tricksiest bit in the first couple weeks is bringing people up to speed in writing Python, for people who've never written code before. We trust in the power of trial and … Continue reading from zero to python