[Baypiggies] Bioinformatics Python Programmer
p at ulmcnett.com
Thu Oct 8 00:37:32 CEST 2009
Andrew Dalke wrote:
> On Oct 7, 2009, at 2:31 AM, Paul McNett wrote:
>> So as I get older and more financially secure, I can see myself
>> getting more likely to pursue a job as a programmer in some
>> interesting scientific project. I think it would add some level of
>> personal satisfaction to my life, knowing that I'm contributing to the
>> greater good.
> Then let me contribute a high note. There are a few interesting
> match-ups I've seen from a non-scientist who got into this field:
> - someone with an MIS background working for a mouse research lab.
> They needed to develop a tracking and ordering system for the mice,
> because they supply specially bred mice to other labs.
> - someone with a image processing and ray tracing background is now
> doing the job I once had; developing and maintaining a molecular
> graphics visualization program. He knows about 100x more about the
> graphics than I did, and it shows. I focused more on the
> programmability. ;)
> - someone from the games industry entered bioinformatics and his
> optimization of the program for whole genome assembly was the primary
> reason the public Human Genome Project ended up tying with the private one.
> - one group I visited had an design artist visit, to help come up with
> different ways to visualize their data.
> In one of the companies I worked with, and several of my client
> companies, they've hired people who are not physical scientists as
> software people. Often these are support programmers, where the
> scientist knows what they want to do but not how to do it.
> So there are many possibilities!
So there are! Thanks for the thread, all! Now, back to trying to get my app to look
right on Vista (if there is such a thing).
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