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Computational Science Developer I or II

Organization
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Job Location
One Bungtown Road
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
United States
Job Description

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) invites applications for a Computational Science Developer I in the laboratory of Dr. Doreen Ware. The Ware Lab is located at the main campus of CSHL and focuses on genome organization and evolution in plants and building extensive software infrastructure to enable both research activity and community access. We work in a collaborative environment made up of enthusiastic scientists and software engineers, engaged in large-scale, open-science, systems biology projects such as Gramene and KBase, as well as more focused, experimentally validated research studies. The lab is funded by grants from a number of sources, including the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Energy, and the US Department of Agriculture.

Specific Responsibilities:
We are seeking a computer programmer to work on projects such as the ones listed above and other lab processes and activities. You will become an integral member of a multi-disciplinary team that drives the vision of the projects to success. You will collaborate with internal and external partners on several initiatives, from architecting data flows to implementing cool visualizations. Your job duties will include building web-based scientific applications and dynamic interfaces for public project portals using a cutting-edge technology stack. You will participate in the design, development, and maintenance of web and server applications that integrate data from public APIs, a variety of database systems, and large data sets.

You will demonstrate the design and product of your work in internal meetings and at academic conferences in the US and abroad. You will contribute to technical discussions and actively participate in code reviews and peer mentoring. As a candidate for this position, you are technically flexible and comfortable with rapid prototyping and frequent interaction with individuals at varying levels of technical expertise. You have excellent communication skills and can translate scientific challenges into practical software solutions.

Requirements

- Bachelor’s or Masters degree in Computer Science, Computational Biology or a related scientific field and at least one- three years of hands-on experience in large, complex software development projects.
- Extensive programming experience in a high-level language such as Python, Java, Perl or C/C++.
- Experience in writing reusable, cross-browser JavaScript code for UI components.
- Experience with modern JavaScript frameworks such as Angular, Ember, ReactJS
- Experience with code review, unit testing and integration testing.
- Familiarity with source-code management tools such as git or svn.
- Good working knowledge of basic UNIX command line tools (e.g. tar, cat, ssh)
- Good verbal and writing skills.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
- Broad understanding of bioinformatics tools used for genome analysis, next-generation sequencing data analysis and gene function prediction.
- Experience working with large datasets and relational and non-relational databases
- Data and statistical analysis using R, Matlab or similar.
- Familiarity with scientific data models/formats.
- Experience with Drupal or WordPress content-management systems.
- Experience in agile methodologies such as pair programming, continuous integration and refactoring.
- Experience designing UI/UX systems based on complex data interaction and analysis.

To be considered candidates must also apply for this position via the CSHL website at: http://cshl.peopleadmin.com/postings/15839

Position Number 02479-R

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.

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.

CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.
For more information about CSHL, please visit us at www.cshl.edu.

How to Apply

- Bachelor’s or Masters degree in Computer Science, Computational Biology or a related scientific field and at least one- three years of hands-on experience in large, complex software development projects.
- Extensive programming experience in a high-level language such as Python, Java, Perl or C/C++.
- Experience in writing reusable, cross-browser JavaScript code for UI components.
- Experience with modern JavaScript frameworks such as Angular, Ember, ReactJS
- Experience with code review, unit testing and integration testing.
- Familiarity with source-code management tools such as git or svn.
- Good working knowledge of basic UNIX command line tools (e.g. tar, cat, ssh)
- Good verbal and writing skills.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
- Broad understanding of bioinformatics tools used for genome analysis, next-generation sequencing data analysis and gene function prediction.
- Experience working with large datasets and relational and non-relational databases
- Data and statistical analysis using R, Matlab or similar.
- Familiarity with scientific data models/formats.
- Experience with Drupal or WordPress content-management systems.
- Experience in agile methodologies such as pair programming, continuous integration and refactoring.
- Experience designing UI/UX systems based on complex data interaction and analysis.

To be considered candidates must also apply for this position via the CSHL website at: http://cshl.peopleadmin.com/postings/15839

Position Number 02479-R

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.

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.

CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.
For more information about CSHL, please visit us at www.cshl.edu.

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