Senior Bioinformatics Programmer

Baylor College of Medicine
Job Location: 
Houston, TX
Job Description: 

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with expertise in genomics analytical approaches who would apply their computational skills to identify genomic variants, genes and biological pathways contributing to Mendelian disorders and complex human diseases.

The candidate will be responsible for developing analytical approaches and interpreting complex results from genome and exome sequencing data. The candidate must have skills in next-generation sequence analysis and data interpretation, Unix/Linux knowledge, solid programming skills and experience with open source genomics tools and databases.

The candidate is expected to have outstanding personal initiative and to be able to work effectively as part of a team, and should be capable of working on multiple simultaneous projects.


The candidate must possess an advanced degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science or biology. In lieu of a Ph.D., several years of directly related experience will be considered.

Required: The candidate must have demonstrated experience in analyzing large biological data sets, and must be proficient in at least one of the common bioinformatics programming languages such as Python, Ruby or Perl. Knowledge of statistics and R programming is highly advantageous.

Contact Information: 

Please apply directly to 229762 at

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

About Our Organization: 

The BCM Human Genome Sequencing Center employs more than 200 staff, and is located in Houston, in the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical complex.

The major activity of the BCM-HGSC is high-throughput DNA sequence generation and the accompanying analysis. The center currently operates multiple sequencing platforms (Illumina, Ion Torrent, 454, Sanger). The sequence data generated by these machines is analyzed in a complex bioinformatics pipeline, and the data are deposited regularly in the public databases at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). This ensures that the worldwide research community has timely access to the data.

The BCM-HGSC is also involved in developing the next generation of DNA sequencing and bioinformatics technologies that will allow greater scientific advances in the future.