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
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