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    Opportunity: Senior BIOINFORMATICS Developer (#219338JC) @ Baylor College of Medicine -- Houston, TX (US)
    Submitted by Roxanne Reyna; posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2012


    The Human Genome Sequencing Center (HGSC) at Baylor College of Medicine seeks an enthusiastic individual to work with software in a rapidly evolving research environment to support the advance of next generation sequencing technology and genomics research.

    As one of three large-scale sequencing centers funded by the National Institutes of Health, HGSC provides a unique opportunity to work with cutting-edge genomic scientists, and new clinical sequencing initiatives.


    • Develop, implement, document and unit testing of software for the analysis of next generation sequencing data including large dataset integration.
    • Provide support for the existing production sequence QC and analysis systems, including the resolution of custom user requests.
    • Follow prescribed practices for software version control, testing, and release engineering.
    Demonstrate sensitivity to end-user needs, reflected in design of user interface and application workflow.
    • Apply analytical skills and creativity to solve diverse and challenging problems.
    • Ability to prioritize and organize various tasks on projects.
    • Present technical and analytical status in weekly meetings.


    Minimum Education Required: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, or related programming field. Preferred: A degree in domain informatics (computational biology, computational chemistry, bioinformatics, clinical informatics)

    Minimum Job Experience Required: Three years of experience in bioinformatics software development


    Strong computational/programming skills; including experience with the following: UNIX environment; Clustered computing: (MOAB/Torque, PBS, or LSF familiarity) and parallelization in a cluster environment; Proficiency in a programming language such as Ruby, Java, or Perl

    Ruby/Perl software development experience

    Familiarity with multi-processing/threading methods, and workflow/pipeline tools

    Experience producing code documentation

    Exposure to statistical analysis of large datasets

    Ability to handle and prioritize multiple software requirements

    Ability to function independently and solve technically complex problems


    Please apply directly to 219338JC at


    Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer

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