Why can't I just hire my own bioinformatician?

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Why can't I just hire my own bioinformatician?


Sequencing is cheap and getting cheaper. As a consequence of this, there is more and more data to analyze. Those institutions with the greatest resources: seed companies, pharmaceutical companies, government, have hired the bulk of the data analysts/bioinformaticians. Universities as a consequence of this big data are consolidating their computing infrastructure to save on cost and get more from a shared resource (more can be done quicker by sharing a large computer than buying a small one). Similarly, GIF is consolidating bioinformatics expertise. Instead of trying to find a postdoc or grad student and then training them, GIF has highly paid Associate Scientists and postdocs that are already trained. There is very little learning curve and results get turned around more efficiently.

Contact us at gifhelp@iastate.edu  if you need

  • bioinformatics analysis
  • student or postdoc training
  • grant bioinformatics review

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