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!