The Bioinformatics Software Engineer is a member of the software application development team at the Center for Inherited Disease Research, a high-throughput genotyping production facility under contract to the NIH. Responsibilities include collecting and analyzing user requirements, designing and building data and function flows, and participating in programming work involving extremely large and ever-increasing quantities of genomic data. Central to the position are the implementation of complex Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS); development and maintenance of automated storage, retrieval, and analysis pipelines that instantiate state-of-the-art bioinformatic techniques and statistical methodologies applicable to Genome-Wide Association Studies and high-throughput sequencing projects; and participation in the formulation of procedures and protocols as they relate to functional areas.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Lead and participate in major life cycle software development, including user requirements collection, analysis, functions design and program coding, and system implementation and maintenance
Perform application and system programming work at high level
Design and implement database schemas and/or object-relational mapping, for example, using technologies such as JDBC and MySQL or NoSQL technologies.
Create detailed technical documentation
Co-author posters and peer-reviewed publications; represent the CIDR software development team at conferences and other professional gatherings
Participate in application, database, and software development, troubleshooting, and maintenance
Provide technical training and serve as a resource to other team members.
Examine and evaluate emerging technologies related to sequencing, genotyping, computer science, and the discipline of bioinformatics
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Biology/Biochemistry, Statistics or Mathematics and five years related experience. Additional experience can substitute for education and additional education can substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits or 18 graduate degree credits = 1 year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college coursework may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Master’s degree in relevant field, scientific background, particularly experience in a high-throughput genomics lab and experience with genomic data and very large datasets desired.
Classified Title: Software Engineer
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Department: Institute for Genetic Medicine
Work Schedule/Hours: Monday-Friday/8:30-5p/37.5 hours
Location: East Baltimore
Personnel Area: School of Medicine
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at email@example.com. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.
The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.
During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.
The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.
Equal Opportunity Employer Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal...timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.