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Re: [health-ont] U.S. Department of Labor Dictionary of Occupational Tit

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From: Rex Brooks <rexb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2007 05:52:45 -0800
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Thanks Ed,    (01)

I'm passing it along to the general Ontolog Forum mailing list.    (02)

Rex    (03)

>While we're on the subject of bioontology, I saw this this a.m. Please
>forward to any interested: Ed
>We are writing to request your assistance with an important program
>sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) known as the
>Occupational Information Network (O*NET). The USDOL is gathering
>occupational information in an effort to better define worker and work
>characteristics such as knowledge, skills, abilities, activities, and
>work context for nearly 900 occupational categories in the U.S.
>economy. As the data is collected and published, it will be used by
>millions of employers, workers, educators, and students
>(http://online.onetcenter.org). Much of the information already is in
>use by agencies and organizations across the nation
>The O*NET program is seeking experts in the occupations of
>Bioinformatics Scientist, Bioinformatics Technician, and
>Biostatistician.  The last complete update of the Dictionary of
>Occupational Titles was conducted by USDOL in the late 1970s. Basic
>criteria includes that data be provided by individuals who have
>performed the occupation for at least one year, have a five or more
>years of experience in the notedoccupation, andhave performed in that
>same arena duringthe past six months. This can bepracticing,
>consulting, teaching, instructing, supervising, etc. A short
>description of the occupation currently being updated is listed below.
>Please use the description, not the title, to decide if you may be a
>good match:
>Bioinformatics Scientists:  Conduct research using bioinformatics
>theory and methods in areas such as pharmaceuticals, medical
>technology, biotechnology, computational biology, proteomics, computer
>information science, biology and medical informatics. May design
>databases and develop algorithms for processing and analyzing genomic
>information, or other biological information.
>Bioinformatics Technicians:  Apply principles and methods of
>bioinformatics to assist scientists in areas such as pharmaceuticals,
>medical technology, biotechnology, computational biology, proteomics,
>computer information science, biology and medical informatics. Apply
>bioinformatics tools to visualize, analyze, manipulate or interpret
>molecular data. May build and maintain databases for processing and
>analyzing genomic or other biological information.
>Biostatisticians:  Develop and apply biostatistical theory and methods
>to the study of life sciences.
>The Bioinformatics Organization, Inc. is asking for volunteers from
>our membership to assist in the collection of information about these
>occupations.  Please be assured that your decision regarding
>participation in O*NET will not impact your standing as a member of
>the Bioinformatics Organization, Inc..
>RTI International (RTI), a nonprofit research firm, is assisting USDOL
>with the O*NET data collection effort.  Please send an e-mail
>indicating your interest to participate, including your experience,
>title, last name, first name, address 1, address 2, City, State, ZIP
>code, day time Phone number, and Bioinformatics Scientist,
>Bioinformatics Technician, and Biostatistician area of specialty to
>Ron Wandscher, Business Liaison, at rwandscher@xxxxxxxxxxxxx  You can
>also call 877-233-7348 ext. 108.
>By participating, you will contribute to a key resource providing our
>nation with continuously updated occupational information.  Thank you
>in advance for your time and effort.
>  _________________________________________________________________
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Starbourne Communications Design
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