About Josiah

“Just because something works, doesn’t mean it can’t be improved.” – Shuri, Black Panther

I am looking for career opportunities in my home state of Colorado! I am also open to remote work possibilities; I have been a dedicated and professional remote worker since 2010.

I’ve recently graduated with a PhD in Bioinformatics from Queen Mary University of London. I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to develop several genome visualization techniques that bridge complex data with human’s natural pattern recognition. 

Passion

I’m passionate about creating interdisciplinary collaborations and solving the hard problems in one domain by cross pollinating with solutions from another domain. Software is a great tool but lacks soul without a meaningful purpose to be applied to. Likewise, I’ve found mathematicians have often solved problems a century ago that people still need applied in biology. Fusion sparks beauty.

Accomplishments

At the intersection of art and science I made FluentDNA, which is like satellite imagery for genomes. This visualization style sparked a 200 person community quilt and an interactive museum display with a touch sensitive chromosome poster. I’ve led two hackathons around the development of Pantograph, a browser for genome structural variants. For project management, I drew from lessons I learned while developing a simulation of epidemics at the USDA called ADSM.

Future

I’m currently seeking a new position where I can apply my data analysis and software development skills. Reach out to me at josiah . seaman @ gmail . com or use the contact form on this site!