Bioinformatics Developer and Analyst

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Job Location
Seattle, WA
Job Description

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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch's pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation's first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women's Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network.

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Biostatistics, Bioinformatics & Epidemiology (BBE) Program is seeking a Senior Programmer/Analyst. The Senior Programmer/Analyst will work to advance the ImmuneSpace portal ( and its analysis framework by extending and improving its visualization and analysis capabilities, user interface and software architecture. The successful candidate will design, implement, and maintain leading-edge open-source web-based software solutions for interactive big data analysis and visualization. The Senior Programmer / Analyst will also be involved in the database design and maintenance, and the development of algorithms for processing and analyzing biological datasets. Furthermore, the Senior Programmer / Analyst will be expected to engage the ImmuneSpace user community by responding to support, maintenance, and new feature requests arising through established channels. Finally, the position candidate will be expected to participate in daily and weekly team meetings as well as to mentor junior team members.

The preferred candidate will have a BS/MS in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Statistical Computing, or Bioinformatics and 3+ years professional experience with
    * R (expert level), C, C++, Java, or other programming languages appropriate for scientific computation
    * Unix operating system (expert level)
    * SQL, including PostgreSQL and MS SQL Server database systems (proficient level)
    * Web development using CSS, HTML, and asynchronous JavaScript including such JS frameworks as extJS, jQuery, AngularJS, and D3 (proficient level)
    * Version control systems such as git and svn (working knowledge)
    * AWS cloud technologies (working knowledge)
    * Familiarity with developing applications using Shiny a plus

Candidate should possess: strong work ethic and analytical skills, an ability to work in a team, to meet deadlines and to deliver a robust, well tested and well documented quality codebase.

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