Senior Bioinformatics Programmer

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

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

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.

Tasks to be performed in this job include managing data flow for data publication including submission to national archives, as well as supporting the development and deployment of laboratory information management systems and new software tools to support analysis.

Candidates should have experience with Unix programming tools and a strong desire to learn. Knowledge of object oriented programming concepts and experience with biology and genetics are desirable.

Requirements: 

Required: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Biological Sciences.

Required: Three years of experience in scientific programming with applications to genome research or a Master's degree in Computer Science or Biological Sciences and one year of directly related work experience.
Programming in a UNIX/LINUX environment.
Preferred: Experience with C++ and programming using UNIX/LINUX clusters.
Experience in one or more of the following:
SQL, scripting languages such as perl, groovy, or python, and/or Computational Biology or Genome informatics.

Contact Information: 

Please apply directly to 224728JC at www.medschooljobs.org

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.