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in reply to Where to learn about Bioinformatics?

Why don't you go work for Lincoln Stein?

They have had need of a scientific programmer for a long time.

Of course, you can look forward to a 20-70% drop in pay from the typical corporate pay scale.

But it is a lot more fun to work with AceDB, an object-oriented database thru and thru instead of all of this object-relational imitation stuff we have to put up with when using RDBMSes.

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Re: Re: Where to learn about Bioinformatics?
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 16, 2001 at 09:48 UTC
    Do you mean you'd drop in pay scale working for L. Stein in particular? Or do you mean you'd drop a pay cut working in Bioinformatics? If you meant the second one, I believe you're sorely wrong. Course, most who work in Bioinformatics are PhD's of some sort or have some second degree (i.e. Masters in CS or Biological Chemistry or other science degrees). They do get paid quite well. Although if you're just a programmer breaking into Bioinformatics... you may get a minimal... until you brush up on your science skills. Then if you're not happy working at one company - there are plenty of Pharamas(pharmacuticals) out there... as well as other companies.. (ie. Incyte, Celera, etc.). Bioinformatics seem to be the up and coming... and are definately wanted! Come to the conference to find out more!