Computer Programmer/Software Developer/Software Engineer

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Job Location: 
Cold Spring Harbor, NY


Job Description: 

The DNA Learning Center, an educational unit of the world-renowned Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, offers a range of programs and instructional materials in DNA science targeting several educational levels.

We currently seek a talented and motivated entry-level programmer to join our Educational Informatics & BioMedia group. The programmer will work with a multi-disciplinary team to design, develop, and maintain web applications for interfacing public APIs, sql databases, and large data sets.

Job duties will include expanding the DNALC’s Internet presence, building web applications to interface with host and client server applications and databases, and adapting genomic analysis tools for education and computation biology.
Position Requirements

Candidates must be technically flexible and comfortable with rapid prototyping and frequent user interaction in a team that includes scientists, educators, web designers and graphics designers.


Required skills:
● BS/MS in computer science or related field
● extensive programming experience in Perl, Javascript and HTML
● extensive knowledge of Unix/Linux server environments including working with Apache
● proficient in SQL and relational databases
● proficient in object-oriented design and development
● strong experience in data structures and software design
● good problem-solving and communication skills
● able to work effectively alone and as part of a team

Desired skills:
● programming experience in Python
● experience with Apache Tomcat
● experience in using bioinformatics tools (BLAST, genome browsers, TopHat/Cufflinks, etc.)
● experience with the Perl/Mason web development framework

This is a full-time position with an excellent benefits package.

Contact Information: 

Interested candidates should apply for this position at:

Position Number 00426-A

For more information about CSHL please visit us at:

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer.

About Our Organization: 

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a world-renowned research and educational institution with programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology, genomics and bioinformatics. The Laboratory is recognized internationally for its excellence in research and educational activities.