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Class III - Student Computer Programming Specialist - 313
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Job ID 6051
Employer Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Category Information Technology
Job Type Storrs Campus
Job Description

Part-time or full-time position in the Wegrzyn lab in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. We are seeking an applicant to assist with advanced web application development related to tools integrating big data.

 This big data relates to genotypes, phenotypes, and environmental map layers for forest tree species that are georeferenced.  This web application will serve thousands of forest tree researchers worldwide interested in understanding the genetic underpinnings of adaptation in light of climate change and related threats.  The application is developed based on this framework but is undergoing a complete re-design: http://treegenesdb.org/cartogratree/

Applicant will work within the framework of Tripal (see http://tripal.info).  This will include migration of database components, curation of data, development of modules and visualization tools within this framework.

Students involved in this project have the opportunity to develop training materials, publish new database modules, and present their work in research symposiums.

Job Requirements

Applicants should be proficient in UNIX and comfortable with at least one scripting language (Python or Perl). Applicant should have advanced web application and database skills, including HTML, CSS, PHP, Javascript, etc.  In addition, comfort with backend database systems such as MySQL or PostGreSQL are necessary.

Hourly Rate $11.50/hour to $13.00/hour
Funding Source Storrs Student Labor
Time Frame Academic Year
Primary Contact Jill Lee Wegrzyn
Primary Contact's Email jill.wegrzyn@uconn.edu
Work Location TLS
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