VAST Scientific is a consulting collective delivering premium but practical
informatics solutions for the life sciences. Our partners and staff comprise highly reputable members of
this life science informatics community. VAST is seeking to augment its highly valued staff with
creative and confident talent in the fields of informatics and software engineering. Please respond to
Informatics includes the science of information, the practice of information
processing, and the engineering of information systems. In scientific high performance
computing, a static definition of an informaticist is difficult to articulate without resorting to such
generalities. Rather, we are seeking people who thrive at understanding contemporary informatics
and strive to incorporate new ideas rather than re-invention.
VAST Scientific is seeking to engage a junior and senior level informatics consultant
to augment its scientific outreach. The successful hire will
have many information systems skills and experience on hand, such as:
Scalable software engineering – The ability to analyze a set of algorithms
or application, comprehend computational bottlenecks, and invent solutions to deploy in a scalable
infrastructure such as a cluster or multi-processor environment. An understanding of cloud data
manipulation, storage, and visualization technologies is a plus.
Data management and analysis –Expertise is desired in designing,
engineering, distributing, and managing data informatics solutions for quickly expanding data sets.
Statistical analysis – Experience in visualizing and deducing core
information as well as uncovering unexpected correlations in very large evolving data sets.
VAST Scientific specializes in proteomics mass spectrometry informatics. A background in mass spectrometry related sciences is highly
When responding to this posting, please include a) a brief description of a recent
completed informatics project and your role in its design and implementation, b) your CV, c) contact
information for two references.
The successful and fortunate hire will have the following the following
Experienced in object oriented development strategies. Encapsulation and abstraction are critical
characteristics necessary for producing multi-platform software. Language experience: C#, C++,
C. Platforms: Windows Server, Linux.
Resumes displaying experience in the life sciences will get special attention. A successful and
industry recognized track record is desirable.
Comfortable and fluent on Windows Server and Visual Studio.
The candidate must be focused, agile, articulate, reliable, and comfortable in working
independently in an ultra-low bureaucracy environment. In addition, the candidate must be
self-motivated to meet or exceed production deadlines.
The candidate must be clairvoyant and capable of deriving true requirements from vague statements
of work. High ESP scores are a plus.
VAST Scientific is continually exposed to new technologies and techniques. The new candidate must
be technologically dexterous and driven to be current with the state-of-the-science.
When responding to this posting, please include:
A thought intriguing snippet of code that you developed including a brief description of what the
snippet is supposed to achieve.
A brief paragraph about a new software technology that you not know little-to-nothing about but
would like to learn about with a brief passage why this new technology may become relevant.
Contact information for two references.
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