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BACKGROUND:
DuPont has a rich history of scientific discovery that has enabled countless innovations and today, we're looking for more people, in more places, to collaborate with us to make life the best that it can be. Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. is the world leader in plant biotechnology, including the discovery, development and delivery of elite crop genetics. We are currently seeking a Senior Software Developer in Hayward, CA or Johnston, IA for our cross-functional agile software development teams within our Computation Genomics and Bioinformatics Systems group. The Senior Software Developer will work within agile software development teams to create and enhance software based on business-driven requirements. The successful candidate will work closely with software architects, test engineers and product owners to: implement rich multi-tier web solutions that are aligned with and extend shared platforms and solutions; review user stories to determine technical dependencies, estimate relative effort required, and ensure consistency across applications. The candidate will also research and identify patterns, tool kits and services that support well designed service oriented architecture on all of Pioneer's internal software as well as work with various software teams to support adoption of these tools and services. Communication and team work are key elements of this role; excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Enable a robust and scalable end-to-end working scientific pipeline, and work with customers and other bioinformatics teams to provide custom analytical solutions.
* Provide and promote software engineering best practices and standards.
* Work closely with R&D to understand process workflows, bioinformatics pipeline, and integrations in order to deliver production grade informatics solutions.
* Build beautiful applications and interfaces for biologists to explore high dimensional data
* Deploy and support applications on high performance computing clusters
* Integrate front-end GUIs with back-end databases, APIs, and other computational frameworks
* Provide accurate scoping and estimation of scientific development efforts for projects based on product requirements and a solid grasp of the relevant informatics tools
* Ability to properly allocate development resources to staff projects
* Collaborate with Core Team Leaders, Software Engineers, Bioinformaticians, Project Managers, and other group members to fully define and implement innovative new products and services.
* Ensure that projects are developed in accordance to regulatory standards and departmental SOPs.
* Experience using established engineering methodologies through all stages of the software development lifecycle (SDLC)
* Bioinformatics design, implementation, and support for sequence analysis pipelines.
* Develop new tools to aid in the analysis of genomics annotation and interpretation.
* Build and maintain a knowledge base for the discovery of novel variations and association with phenotypes.
* Provide rapid and responsive bioinformatics support to genome sequencing analysis pipelines.
* Familiar with Biostatistics and hypothesis testing problems.
* International travel required.

REQUIREMENTS:
Education & Experience:
* The position requires a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Computer Science or related field, and 5-10 years experience in bioinformatics software integration, computational genomics, scientific computing algorithms and tools, preferably in agile projects.
* Proven experience developing multi-tier web/web service based applications is required, and experience with Python, Flask, AngularJS, and ASP.NET is preferred.
* Experience working with agile development methodology is a strong plus. Also, candidate should have an interest in biology, genetics, or science in general and the ability to understand complex problems
* Minimum of 5 years of experience in bioinformatics software development and custom analysis, with demonstrated ability to deliver high quality products on time
* Experience developing and optimizing tools and workflows around sequence data
* Expertise in object-oriented languages (i.e. Python, Perl, C#), and mathematics software (i.e. R, Matlab, Mathematica, etc.)
* Experience with Python required, Django/Flask is a plus.
* Experiences with AngularJS, TypeScript, and visualization libraries like d3.js
* Data management and data extraction skills; familiarity with data science toolkits such as Spark, Hadoop
* Experience with a Linux/Unix development environment
* Object-orient programming with Java/C is a plus.

Required Competencies:
* Proven skill in an object-oriented language, C#, Python, preferred or Java, C
* Familiarity with high performance computing and computing clusters
* Proven experience working with relational databases and experience in data modeling and ORM
* Proven experience working on teams using agile software development methodologies and processes
* Understanding of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
* Ability to demonstrate solid analytical skills and exceptional attention to detail
* Proven ability to lead software development projects in an agile team framework
* Track record of delivering software results for time-sensitive projects

PREFERENCES:
Desired Competencies:
* Familiarity with bioinformatics workflows and online databases and web servers such as the UCSC genome browser, and Jbrowse
* Familiarity with build tools (grunt/gulp/npm, team city, Visual Studio preferred)
* Ability to interpret biological data using visualization tools, such as genome browsers.
* Track record of delivering bioinformatics analytical results for time-sensitive projects

TERMS:
Permanent

LOCALE:
Hayward, CA

COMPENSATION:
Unspecified

HOW TO APPLY:
Apply online at: [link]

DEADLINE:
7/1/2016

BACKGROUND:
The Plant Computational Genomics laboratory at University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT) has an opening for a database and software developer position as part of a collaborative project involving researchers from all of the world. This person will take a lead role in the continued development of the TreeGenes database and the CartograTree application (treegenesdb.org and cartogratree.org). These resources serve vast amounts of genomic, phenotypic, and environmental data to the user community. In addition, we are committed to providing greater collaboration and data sharing among partner databases through Galaxy modules, and new analysis/visualization platforms.

URL: http://compgenomics.lab.uconn.edu/

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The successful candidate will work as part of a small interdisciplinary team of bioinformaticians and data curators. Tasks will include maintenance of the existing database, developing connections to collaborating databases, improving the user experience (interface development) and the implementation of novel analysis and visualization tools. The Postdoctoral Scholar will be provided with training opportunities and will attend conferences to present/train users on these new tools. In addition, publications on specific software products will result.

REQUIREMENTS:
The qualified applicant will have a PhD degree in Bioinformatics, Information Systems, Computer Science, or a related field. Biology/Bioinformatics experience is essential as well as previous experience with web/database development. The applicant should have strong knowledge of Java (Struts/JSP) and JavaScript (jQuery). Experience with Linux/Unix, scripting languages (Python), and relational databases (PostgreSQL).

TERMS:
Full-time

Start Date: ASAP

LOCALE:
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send the following THREE documents: cover letter, research statement, and CV to: jill.wegrzyn[at]uconn.edu

DEADLINE:
Applications will be accepted until May 30th or until the position is filled.

Submitter BACKGROUND:
A postdoc position in Bioinformatics and/or Computational Biology is available at the Center for Precision Health, a newly established joint center of School of Biomedical Informatics and School of Public Health in The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Using integrative computational approaches, we focus on the understanding of genotype-phenotype relationships underlying complex diseases. We seek for highly motivated postdoctoral candidates who are interested in the following research areas.
1. Methodology development on integrative analysis of multidimensional data. Representative methods developed by our group include dmGWAS (Bioinformatics, 27:95-102), EW_dmGWAS (Bioinformatics, 31:2591-2594), gamGWAS (J Med Genet, 49:96-103), VarWalker (PLoS Computational Biology, 10(2):e1003460), and MSEA (Genome Biology, 15:489). Success candidates will continue the work in developing computational methods on genomic data.
2. Computational genetic and genomic investigation of complex diseases, in particular psychiatric diseases. We have years of scientific record on bioinformatics and systems biology analysis of schizophrenia, bipolar, and major depressive disorder, published in top journals of psychiatry (e.g., Molecular Psychiatry). Candidates with experience in genetics are preferred.
3. Bioinformatics and systems biology research on cancer. Our lab has a long standing interest in developing methods in translational bioinformatics to aid precision medicine in cancer (Genome Research, 23:1434-1445; Cancer Discovery, 2:791--797).

REQUIREMENTS:
* PhD in Bioinformatics, Genetics, Biostatistics, or Computational Biology
* Strong programming skills (R, Python, Java, C or C++)
* Experience in next-generation sequencing analysis
* Strong mathematical and statistical background (machine learning)
* Solid skills in spoken and writing English
* Experience in analyzing biological and genomic databases

TERMS:
3 years

LOCALE:
Houston, TX

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested applicants should send a cover letter describing your past research experience/skills and future research interests/plans, a curriculum vitae, and the contact information of three references to peilin.jia[at]uth.tmc.edu.



BACKGROUND:
Project Description:
The team works on advanced bioinformatics technology programs that focused in support of precision-based medical trials for the National Cancer Institute in Rockville, Maryland. The project is organized into cross-functional teams that work closely with stakeholders, developers, QA Engineers, Product Managers, and designers to build state-of-the-art portfolio of exploratory projects that are inherently multidisciplinary that impact cancer research and treatment.

Position Description:
The full-time Senior Bioinformatics Software Engineer will be an integral key member of the team that brings their premium user interfaces experience and expertise to create cutting-edge software solutions. The position is ideal for a talented Senior Software Engineer who is interested in working in an exciting growth environment among people passionate about advanced technologies in the fight against cancer.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Analyze and interpret complex requirements from scientists and doctors, and write and test software implementations within an established and distributed software development architecture that leverages modern technologies, methodologies and principles Analyze and interpret complex requirements from scientists and doctors
* Implement solutions with software architects and technical leads
* Work with software QA team and system administrators to test and deploy code
* Interface with stakeholders, management for status reports, presentations, and software demonstrations
* Be a part of development team to create practical solutions in Agile/DevOps environment
* Be an expert to research and identify technical solution and be a mentor to our junior staff

REQUIREMENTS:
Required Qualifications:
* Excited about creating amazing application in cutting-edge environment
* Minimum of six (6) years of experience with one or a combination of the following technology: Ruby, Python , C++, R, Java, Rails, MongoDB, or AngularJS
* Proficiency in client side JavaScript and modern JavaScript frameworks
* Passionate to object-oriented programming; strong design skills
* Excellent problem solving skills
* Take ownership and work independently on large portions of a project with minimal supervision
* Ability to work effectively with a team on complex projects with strict requirements
* Strong communication (written and verbal) and organizational skills
* Bachelor's degree in Bioinformatics or a Bachelor's degree, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering and a Master's degree in Bioinformatics
* Must be able to obtain Public Trust security clearance

PREFERENCES:
Preferred Qualifications:
* Master's degree in Bioinformatics
* Background in bioinformatics or healthcare IT
* Comfortable with GIT and bug tracking systems such as JIRA
* Ability in formulating and implementing IT solutions to meet business requirements

TERMS:
The full-time Senior Bioinformatics Software Engineer

COMPENSATION:
Benefits Summary:
* Competitive base salary plus bonus
* Paid time off
* Ten paid holidays
* Medical Insurance
* Health Savings Account
* Retirement benefits with employer contributions
* Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
* Life Insurance, Short and Long Term disability

HOW TO APPLY:
Send resumes to careers[at]lucidus.com to apply.



BACKGROUND:
DuPont has a rich history of scientific discovery that has enabled countless innovations and today, we're looking for more people, in more places, to collaborate with us to make life the best that it can be.

DuPont Pioneer is seeking a Post Doctoral Fellow to join the Trait Informatics group to conduct research into the area of computational biology, genomics and transcriptomics. The Trait Informatics groups is responsible for bioinformatics systems and analyses across the Agricultural Biotechnology Research and Development organization. The advertised post-doctoral position will work together with Trait Informatics scientists and developers, as well as scientists from across research departments. The position will be based at the DuPont Pioneer world-wide headquarters in Johnston, Iowa (USA). Duration of employment will be 12 months with a possibility of renewal for an additional 12 months depending on evaluated performance and business need.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Utilize existing data to develop and implement computational strategies to develop transcriptional networks. Collaborate across research departments to conduct experiments to plan and execute experiments to test hypotheses around transcriptional regulatory control and functional output. Prepare internal scientific reports as well as scientific manuscripts for external publication to document the findings of the methodology development and evaluation steps.

Problem Solving:
Assist in the development and evaluation of novel computational and/or statistical genetics techniques targeted towards improved regulatory network determination. Interact with scientific teams of researchers to manipulate and summarize large amounts of data, interpret scientific results and communicate scientific findings in a clear and concise manner.

Decision Making:
Make scientific evaluations, recommendations and routine communications to scientists regarding the performance and utility of advanced computational and/or statistical genetics techniques that integrate biological, physiological, environment, phenotypic and genomic/genetic data. Identify, design, develop and help implement data analysis tools to meet project goals and timelines, communicate key issues and discoveries appropriately.

REQUIREMENTS:
* PhD in Computational biology, Molecular biology, Statistics or a related field
* Demonstrated ability to quantitatively evaluate and analyze complex scientific problems, interpret scientific results, and work easily with large volumes of data
* Good understanding of RNA expression analyses, as evidenced by strong publication record
* Demonstrated competency in statistical programming languages such as R and scripting languages such as Perl/Python is Required; Proficiency in scientific programming languages such as C is a plus.
* Demonstrated ability to work in dynamic scientific teams, and demonstrated ability to contribute to complex research projects performed under tight deadlines
* Strong communication skills; ability to speak, read, and write in English

TERMS:
Permanent

LOCALE:
Johnston, IA

COMPENSATION:
Unspecified

HOW TO APPLY:
Apply online at: [link]

DEADLINE:
6/28/16

 

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