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    Opportunity: BIOINFORMATICS Programmer, DNA sequencing @ TGen--Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Submitted by Brady Young; posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2009


    The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a non-profit organization focused on developing earlier diagnostics and smarter treatments.
    Translational genomics research employs innovative advances arising from the Human Genome Project and applying them to the development of diagnostics, prognostics and therapies for cancer, neurological disorders, diabetes and other complex diseases.


    TGen’s DNA Sequencing Facility is looking for an experienced bioinformatics programmer to drive data production and analysis on the Life Technologies SOLiD next generation sequencing platform. The successful candidate must be comfortable working as part of a fast paced environment working with multiple PIs on institute critical projects. The main deliverables for the successful candidate are analysis of next-generation sequencing data and any novel tools required to undertake the analyses. The position is within a team of bioinformatics Faculty and programmers that are collaborating on TGen’s move into next-generation sequencing.

    The successful applicant will be required to work independently and must be able to manage their time across multiple concurrent projects. The primary development languages are Perl, Java and C/C++ although expertise in other languages such as Javascript, PHP or R would be well regarded. The development environment is Unix. Special consideration will be given to applicants with prior experience in DNA sequencing or high-throughput laboratories.


    • Bachelors level degree in Computing, Bioinformatics or related field
    • Bioinformatics experience
    • Experience in at least 2 of Perl, Java, C/C++
    • Unix / Linux / Mac OS X
    • Relational database expertise including SQL and schema design


    • M.S. or Ph.D.
    • R / S-plus
    • Unit testing using JUnit and Test::Harness
    • CVS or SVN version control software
    • Strong statistics or mathematics


    If you are interested in applying for the job listed below, please go to and submit your resume for this position. Please take a moment to read about our employee benefits and learn more about TGen. If you have any questions about the company or how to post for a position, please contact tgenhr[at]

    Please apply to all the jobs you are interested in. Only resumes submitted through the TGen career website will be considered.

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