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Opportunity: Bioinformatics Software Engineer (Contractor) @ Gilead Sciences -- Foster City, CA (US)
Submitted by Xin Guo; posted on Wednesday, April 02, 2014
BACKGROUND:
A bioinformatics software engineer contractor position is available in the bioinformatics group of Gilead Sciences. The successful candidate should be a motivated individual with strong software development skills, excellent communication skills and an ability to work with diverse team members. The work will focus on developing a web-based bioinformatics platform, which enables research scientists to manage, explore, visualize, and analyze "Big Genomics Data". Applicants should have a demonstrated track record of successful software development projects, preferably in a scientific environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Design, implement, and maintain complex software programs that support bioinformatics research projects.
* Responsible for maintaining large-scale genomic databases.
* Collaborate with research scientists to plan software requirements.

REQUIREMENTS:
* 3+ years of experience with BS degree or 1+ years of experience with MS degree in bioinformatics, computer science, or related field with a minor or substantial coursework in genomics or related science.
* Good architectural understanding of web applications and application servers.
* Proficient in object-oriented programming, e.g., Java, Python, or C++.
* Knowledge in some of the standard front-end technologies, like JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, REST, and JSON.
* Proficient in relational databases, e.g., MySQL.
* Experience in next-generation sequencing (NGS) data analysis is a big plus.
* Experience with statistical analysis of biomedical data using R or SAS® software is a plus.
* Experience in Perl and Linux environment is a plus.
* Experience working in a scientific environment is desirable.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

TERMS:
Initial 6 months to 1 year contractor period. Extension is available based on performance.

LOCALE:
Foster City, California, US

COMPENSATION:
Competitive pay rates.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please Send your CV to xguo[at]gilead.com

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