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Biotech Science

IT Spending in Life Sciences 11 11

dano1992 writes "From Cnet: Computers replace petri dishes in biological labs. "The life sciences field is poised to spend billions on IT due to a need to manage an explosion in biosciences data, and a desire on the part of drug companies to streamline drug development." But the folk who'll catch the best part of the wave are those who can work with clusters, databases and storage on a massive scale."
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IT Spending in Life Sciences

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  • Not gray goo! (Score:3, Informative)

    by Phronesis (175966) on Tuesday June 03, 2003 @05:00PM (#6109208)
    Leave it to CNet to revive Bill Joy's spurious fear of gray goo taking over the world. Get over it, Bill. To paraphrase Stephen Jay Gould, It's here, it's bacteria, get used to it!
  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 03, 2003 @08:32PM (#6110876)
    I know of a technician opening in this exact area, the pay is low by san jose standards but then so it the cost of living in new mexico: 60-80K$/year for someone with LARGE linux cluster sys admin, and bio-tech experience. Preferably a US citizen who did a pHD level work in molecular dyamics or biological structure modeling and is now burned out on the paper chase and grant writing and now wants a cozy technician job in a scenic part of northern new mexico in a very large government lab. Needs to be able to do scientific programming, not get upset when asked to use fortran, and have initiative in self training to meet new tasks. Main task would be as needed cluster sys admin and research writing and maintianing protein structure analayis code. c e m s @ NO SPAM.lanl.gov

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