Question: Bioinformatician/Software Engineer position available at Umass Medical School
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Julie Zhu3.8k
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Julie Zhu3.8k wrote:
Hi, We have a Bioinformatician/Software Engineer position available at Umass Medical School. Please see the job description below. To apply online, please go to Thanks for your attention! Kind regards, Julie GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Bioinformatician/Software Engineer is responsible for the design, development, evaluation and iterative modification of a technical infrastructure to expedite the quantitative evaluation of data resulting from studies that are laboratory based. The position will implement and maintain applicable in-house bioinformatics resources and interact with individual research groups on customized research projects. The position will facilitate the rapid translation of computational approaches of research to the bench. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: ? Generate customized programming solutions including building web based database applications to improve user interaction with available bioinformatics resources. ? Adoption and implementation of programs for ChIP-seq, ChIP- chip, microarray analysis, cis regulatory motif identification and multi- genome protein motif searches. ? Local establishment and customization of model organism genomic databases (e.g. ENSEMBL) and tools for batch sequence analysis utilizing these resources. ? Perform other duties as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: ? BS in computer science, bioinformatics or a related discipline with at least 2 years related experience, or equivalent. ? Experience with general programming language such as Python, Perl, C/C++, R, Java, php, etc. ? A thorough understanding of database application development using an SQL-compliant database such as MySQL and Oracle. ? A clear understanding of the concepts involved in building distributed web-based database applications; and an interest in distributed data exchange and workload architectures such as web services. ? Experience in writing basic search algorithms and the ability to generate new algorithms and programs for custom data manipulation and analysis ? Self-motivated and excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and interpersonal skills necessary to interact with a wide range of individuals on problems related to data handling, analysis, data interpretation, and system design and software development. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS BUT NOT REQUIRED: ? Experience with R/Bioconductor ? Experience with high-throughput data analysis ABOUT UMASS Medical School The University of Massachusetts Medical School, one of the fastest growing academic health centers in the country, has built a reputation as a world-class research institution, consistently producing noteworthy advances in clinical and basic research. UMass Memorial is the clinical partner of UMMS and the largest health care system in Central and Western Massachusetts. As a research institution, UMMS attracts nearly $200 million annually in funding from government agencies, private groups and philanthropic organizations. Faculty members are nationally recognized authorities in areas ranging from cancer to diabetes to genetics and are regularly honored for their work. In 2006, Professor Craig Mello, PhD, was a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Medicine for uncovering the mechanisms of the gene-silencing process, RNAi interference. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMMS recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.
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