Software Developer – Genomic LIMS

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
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Tarrytown, NY                

Requisition Number:  3629BRJob Summary and Essential Functions: The Regeneron Genetics Center is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company organized to collaborate with health systems and research groups to elucidate, on a large scale, genetic factors that cause or influence a range of human diseases.  Building upon Regeneron's strengths in mouse genetics and genetics-driven drug discovery and development, the Center will specialize in ultra-high-throughput exome sequencing and computational biology; discovery of genotype-phenotype associations through linkage to well-annotated de-identified patient electronic medical records; and validation of discoveries using Regeneron’s VelociGene® technology.  Our interests encompass a breadth of different areas such as Mendelian and family frameworks, large-scale population genetics (both common and rare variants), and gene-gene interactions.  Program goals include target discovery, indication discovery, and patient-disease stratification.  Objectives include advancing basic science around the world through public sharing of discoveries, providing clinically-valuable insights to physicians and patients of collaborating health-care systems, and identifying novel targets for drug development.
Summary: The RGC IT group is looking for a LIMS Developer.  The candidate will participate in process improvement, lab workflow, and/or lab automation projects from business process and requirements analysis through to implementation of the application or system.  The candidate will support the biotechnology research areas in the design and development of scientific applications around the customization and integration of the LIMS and other software/database applications as requested. The individual is responsible for many aspects of the software development lifecycle, including:  design, testing, implementation, and maintenance of scientific business applications. The candidate will be responsible for developing new and enhancing existing systems.
Key Responsibilities:- Design, build, deploy and maintain relational database applications using LAMP technology stack and Java in support of a SapioLIMS (laboratory Information Management System) implementation in an ultra high throughput genomics environment- Work with the laboratory and technical personnel to understand their business processes and implement the workflows in the SapioLIMS.  Will also identify and suggest workflow improvement opportunities as they arise to benefit the business- Build applications and add-on custom functionality by translating high-level business and user requirements into functional and design specifications- Must be able to handle a variety of tasks, effectively solve problems with numerous and complex variables, and be able to shift priorities as needed- Partner with internal and external resources to negotiate and customize business, functional, and design requirements for enhanced end-user experience- Create user-centered designs based on business and functional requirements, user research, customer feedback, and usability findings- Design user interfaces by using conceptual design techniques such as creating visual mockups, prototypes, and diagrams - Enhance, maintain, and troubleshoot software application development requests- Have an understanding of Jira and Confluence tools for the tracking and management of issues and project documentation- Participate in functional and usability testing to help improve the system and user experience- Work with IT personnel to implement completed systems into production usage; participate in change control processes as required  This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Apply today and learn more about Regeneron Genetics Center’s unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business.

RGC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


This position requires a minimum of a BS in Computer Science, information technology, or a life science required, and 2-5+ years work experience is strongly preferred. Experience should include:- Java application development experience required - Expertise using Linux required- Use of a database environment (Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, Redshift, and/or PostGres) required- 2-3 years of LIMS experience in a pharmaceutical research or biotechnology environment strongly preferred- Alternately, other laboratory/ scientific software development in support of a research environment strongly preferred- Experience implementing interfaces to laboratory instruments and biobanks via vendor APIs or web services preferred- Familiarity with biological laboratory techniques and next generation DNA sequencing environments a big plus- Experience in a high-throughput, Big Data environment preferred- Is an independent worker and proactively seeks to innovate- Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills- Excellent verbal and written communication skills- Ability to work independently or as part of a team- Willingness to work in and adapt to a fast paced, ever changing environment

About Our Organization

Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron markets medicines for eye diseases, colorectal cancer, and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including hypercholesterolemia, oncology, rheumatoid arthritis, allergic asthma, and atopic dermatitis.

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