I guess a follow on to this question is "What are the best sites to advertise informatics jobs when you are on a limited budget." My system includes posting on:
- LinkedIn - Free when you post via your status profile and groups.
- Nature Jobs - Free
- GenomeWeb - Free
- Bioinformatics(dot)org - $75 / year professional membership needed
- Craigslist - Free in most cities and a great way to find local candidates if you are in a bigger biotech city (DC, Boston, SD)
- ISCB - Free if you are a member, which is like 100 bucks.
- Dice.com - Expensive, but targeted. Geared more to technology professionals, have found several great SE and sys admin candidates here.
Then, use sites like Twitter, FriendFeed, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc to spread thew word about the availability of these positions, and point candidates to your website. I use Wufoo to generate applications, track candidates via the reports, etc.
I find all of these are great ways to find entry-mid level candidates.
There is no substitute for trusted referrals or candidates from your existing network of professionals.
Of course these are all great sites to search for a new job as well, that why I use them. ;-)
- Biojobs on FriendFeed: http://friendfeed.com/biojobs
- The (French) Bioinfo mailing list (but many international positions) http://listes.sfbi.fr/wws/info/bioinfo
- http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/index.html (nature jobs)
- some yahoo pipes .e.g. http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/search?q=bioinformatics+job&x=0&y=0
You can also checked http://www.bioinformatics.fr/jobs.php with a dedicated RSS feed.[?] [?]When I have the time I also try to compile jobs from other sources like :[?]
BioPlanet is quite active, for both advertising and searching: http://www.bioplanet.com/planetforums/forumdisplay.php?fid=1.
In Australia I use the jobs portal Seek - http://www.seek.com.au/ - I'm sure other countries have a similar website.
Advertising? Twitter, with the hash tags #bioinformatics #jobs.
I think it is easier to look at the home pages of the laboratories that work in a topic of your interest and ask; however, there are a few generic places:
In the UK, pretty much every academic job is listed on http://www.jobs.ac.uk/ - they have good mechanisms for filtering the stream.
The New Scientist is a good place to find openings too - http://www.newscientistjobs.com/jobs/default.aspx
As for advertising... I agree with Neil - Twitter + hash tags.
A lot of universities and companies never post to national boards and their websites do not get spidered. When I was looking for my first bioinformatics job I collected a list of every job board of every major university I could find and checked each one daily.
Here is my list (some of these might have moved by now)
I made a Yahoo Pipe for Bioinformatics jobs crunching RSSes together from the following and lamely filtering by City or State in the US:
- twitter.com (Bioinformatics Jobs and search)
Just enter your city and grab the RSS it produces. Note the state version is terrible inaccurate, and yes, this could be done much better, but it would take a lot of effort.
If anyone has suggestions make a comment and I'll update it.
Some companies do not longer publish their vacancies in newspapers but instead use their own vacancy web-site. This is helpful and up-to-date (well, should be), but the counterside is that there's no longer a central place where you can find all actual vacant jobs. So if you are searching for a job you have to check out a score of websites on a regular base. To make this somewhat easier the Geneyous JobReport has been set up.
The JobReport checks the vacancy pages of several (mostly Dutch) companies and institutes on a regular base on keywords like genomics, bio-informatician, genetics, scientific programmer and more, including Dutch translations.
The results are placed in a grid and arrows indicate if the number of keywords has increased/decreased/remained stable the last month.
AcademicTransfer is the joint job board of Dutch universities, university medical centers and research institutions. Use this website to search jobs, career opportunities and trends in the Dutch and international academic job market.
For Germany, sometimes for Luxemburg, Austria and Switzerland as well.
For academic bioinformatics positions in the evolution/genomics domain, try Evoldir:
UPDATE 27 Nov 2011
The StackOverflow Careers 2.0 site has some bioinformatics jobs listed.
I've also seen job postings at the SeqAnswers forum. That seems like a good place because you know that the people seeing the posting are more likely to be hooked into the bioinformatics community, especially if you are looking for someone with NGS analysis experience.