The US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute is in the process of hiring about 20 new staffers who will help analyze the growing amount of data it is generating through its sequencing activities.
JGI, which is headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., says some of the new staffers will hold positions within its separate plant, fungi, and metagenome programs, and others in the informatics department that offers support across all three.
“We’re hiring both within the programs and within informatics,” Jim Bristow, JGI’s deputy director of programs, told GenomeWeb Daily News. “Broadly speaking, I would say that informatics support, in response to the dramatic increases in sequencing output, is where that hiring is going.”
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