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    Opportunity: Bioinformatics Engineer @ A world renowned institute -- Boston, MA (US)
    Submitted by Eugene Mc Daid; posted on Wednesday, January 09, 2019



    A world renowned institute in Boston are looking for a new Bioinformatics Engineer to join an applied genomics software and data sciences group, focused on enabling cancer genomics research and precision cancer medicine. This role will help to build a new open-source software to enable precision cancer medicine.

    The long-term goal is to work with multiple cancer centers to build one of the most comprehensive knowledgebases of genomic data integrated with detailed clinical data. This company hire talented clinicians and researchers in the mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Working with amazing partners and the best technologies, this is a fantastic group to be a part of.

    To take on this Bioinformatics Engineer position you should have both bioinformatics experience and extensive software engineering experience.


    You will be working with platforms that are focused on mining of cancer genomic data sets. Additional responsibilities include:
    • Designing and developing software, databases and interfaces for analyzing and manipulating genomic data, and matching patients to clinical trials
    • Designing cloud-based bioinformatic workflows, e.g. for whole exome sequencing and RNASeq data
    • Design and develop Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), microservices, and asynchronous queuing systems
    • Arranging cloud-based services via modern dev-ops frameworks
    • Developing Python software modules, developed via best practices, including unit testing, automated build processes and code reviews


    Experience required:
    • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology
    • 2+ years of software engineering experience in the bioinformatics or cancer genomics space
    • Expert knowledge of Python
    • Expert knowledge of relational and non-relational databases, such as MongoDB
    • Strong interest in contributing to biological research with clinical applications
    • Experience in modern software development technologies, including distributed versioning systems, continuous integration, and Agile programming practices
    • Excellent communication skills, and ability to work to deadlines


    This position is available immediately and I would love to hear from you if you are interested. Please apply to this advert or sending through your resume to jpage[at]

    Keywords: Bioinformatics Engineer, Precision Medicine, Cancer Genomics, Software Engineering, Bioinformatician, Python, Boston

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