8.5 years ago by
Athens, GA, USA
I agree with Egon and Neil that this is not a bioinformatics-related question and I previously closed this question as off topic (which still is my view) but re-opened it on request from others in the community.
The only point I can make about an academic CV with relevance to a bioinformatics, is with respect to the issue of journal publications vs. conference proceedings. If you are applying to a post that is being evaluated by a biologist or bioinformatician from a biology (not CS) background, de-emphasize conference proceedings, as most biologists don't understand or value these publications. All they care about is publications in journals with an ISI impact factor. One specific piece of advice is do not list multiple versions of a manuscript published as first as conference proceeding then as journal publication -- to a biologist, this is confusing and looks like you are either self-plagarizing or padding your CV. Only list the final version under journal publications. If you are applying for a post evaluated by a computer scientist, this obviously does not hold, since conference proceedings are the lingua franca of CS.
Personally, I fall into the former camp and don't value conference proceedings as highly as journal articles. Why? In my experience, many conference papers are assembled in a hurry for a deadline, have a light-touch review process (either reject or accept with minimal revision), do not have strong editorial mandate for author compliance with reviewer comments, do not have strong copy editing, are rushed to publication, and do not have strong open source code or data deposition policies. Thus, they typically only provide a sketch of a system that is often neither available for use (without request) or described in detail enough for reproduciblity.