[R-jobs] Seeking an R intern

Matthew Cooper m@tt @end|ng |rom @y@p@e@com
Mon Sep 19 23:00:42 CEST 2011

Hi folks,

I wanted to reach out to the community here and let everyone know that we
are currently seeking an intern with mad "R" skillz. The intern would build
an "R" package to enable bioinformaticians to frictionlessly interact with
Syapse, a cloud-based web application that accelerates biomedical product
development. A more complete job description is below. Please let me know if
you or someone you know is well-qualified and interested.


Matthew Cooper, Ph.D., DABT | Chief Science Officer | Syapse |
http://www.syapse.com |

Bioinformatics Associate

Syapse is hiring a Bioinformatics Associate to create R packages for our
applications. You will design, develop, and deploy interfaces to allow users
to seamlessly use R in conjunction with Syapse applications. You should be
experienced and excited to work with sequencing data to help our users
contextualize and understand the results of new sequencing paradigms. You
should be comfortable rapidly developing prototypes for demonstration
purposes. This is a part-time position designed as an internship for
students and researchers near Palo Alto, CA.

*Key Responsibilities*
Work with Syapse team, users, and partners to design and implement analytics
Utilize R programming to create scripts capable of data access,
manipulation, and reporting
Rapidly create scripts and scenarios for demonstration purposes, focusing on
sequencing data
BS, MS, or Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Statistics, or
Expert in R programming, including LaTeX / Sweave, and experience with
database interfaces and algorithm development
Additional experience with Python and MySQL a plus
Experience with bioinformatics tools such as BLAST a plus
Understanding of software engineering best practices, including
documentation and testing
Strong communication and interpersonal skills working with diverse teams,
including customers
Ability to summarize progress and quickly bring others up to speed on your

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