The Sommer lab at UC Berkeley seeks a scientific programmer to assume an integral role in the design and maintenance of the Core Services of the new NSF-Initiative Data-Sharing in Neuroscience, hosted at the Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute.

Specifically, work involves the design and administration of the data repository and website used for this initiative. This includes the integration and design of these resources, the development and documentation of tools for data sharing, maintaining a data server, design and maintenance of a website, as well as support and interaction with data contributors.
*Interest in Neuroscience
*Expertise in Python, Matlab, XML and HTML
*Experience with content management systems (PLONE) and version control (CVS or SVN)
*Experience with binary data formats and hierarchical data formats (HDF5)
*Familiarity with different unix-like platforms (Linux and Mac OS X).
*Strong problem-solving abilities
Salary and start date
The monthly salary range is $3987 – $7318, although most offers will not exceed midpoint of the salary range.
Open: immediately, with preferred start date 15 Oct 2007 or earlier.
Minimum one year commitment preferred.
How to apply
U.C. Berkeley has an online applicant website. Visit: and search for job #007217.
If you have any questions, please contact Fritz Sommer:
Friedrich T. Sommer, Ph.D., Associate Adjunct Professor
University of California, Berkeley
Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience & HWNI
3210F Tolman Hall MC 3192
Berkeley, CA 94720
phone (510) 642-7251
fax (510) 642-7206

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