We are looking for a skilled Java software engineer to help make Jalview better. If you are interested in open source scientific software development, and have some experience in creating software that can be used to explore and analyse complex data, then read on !
We are looking for a Java software engineer with a PhD and experience of biological sequence analysis and GUI design, and a part-time training and outreach officer to develop online and face-to-face training materials for Jalview and its sister projects developed at the University of Dundee. Applications close on 20th November 2013.
Jalview is made freely available to all thanks to a grant from the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). This funds Jalview development, training courses, website, back-end servers and email support. We are currently seeking renewal of this grant and letters of support are critical to the success of this renewal. If you find Jalview useful, please take a few minutes to write as soon as possible and tell us how you use Jalview and how important it is to your work!
2012 was quite a year here at jalview.org. A number of long running projects finally bore fruit with the launch of our new website and logo, and the release of Jalview Version 2.8. The November release of Jalview was the first to support JABAWS 2, which was launched in December 2011, and to include RNA visualization features developed by our 2010 and 2011 Google Summer of Code students: Lauren Lui and Jan Engelhart.
We are very pleased to announce that Jalview 2.8 is now available from our brand new website at www.jalview.org.
Highlights in Jalview Version 2.8 include:
* Improved JABAWS client and new JABAWS 2.0 Services for alignment, conservation, and protein disorder prediction
* Support for RNA annotation manipulation and visualization on the alignment and via the embedded VARNA viewer
The new look website includes the new Jalview logo, and features blogs for training, community and Jalview development news. If you have any comments or suggestions, then we'd love to hear from you!