Recently I blogged about issues with the California budget possibly leading to major salary cuts/furloughs at UC campuses. Well, furloughs and salary cuts have been happening all around the country as many schools have had similar issues. But the good news is (1) if you are looking for a staff type position many people will have more money in their grants available since the people on the grants might get paid less and (2) many universities are not doing full faculty hiring freezes.
For example, the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology - at U. Maryland is hiring faculty and post docs. UC Davis is continuing searches for faculty positions that are in progress (and we have some good candidates for people for the Genome Center). In evolution, a good place to look for job positings is Evoldir on the web or on Twitter.
And very shortly I will be posting ads for some bioinformatics related positions in my group - but have not finished writing the ads. Anyway - though the financial condition of many US Universities is less than ideal, those fields with a lot of government grant support seems to be doing OK.