Job: Bioinformatics R Package Developer
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8 months ago by
USA/ Genentech, Inc.
phaverty0 wrote:

We seek a talented R package developer to participate in the implementation, improvement and maintenance of tools used by the Genentech Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Department. A successful candidate will work as part of a team of four in a diverse and deeply experienced group of scientists and engineers. This role is focused on engineering of robust and reliable analysis tools. Some of these will be implemented as R packages and others will center on database and HDF5 storage, web service and web technologies.


Implement and/or integrate genomic methods in a linux + R environment

Apply software engineering best practices to bring prototype bioinformatics pipelines into production

Create prototype GUIs for analysis tools (Shiny, Spotfire, etc.)

Optionally, perform bioinformatics analyses supporting large-scale drug-screening and CRISPR knockout experiments (depending on candidate background)


Expert R language programmer

    -  CRAN/BioConductor package authors preferred

-  julia, perl, python, etc. and C and SQL also helpful 

-  Experience analyzing NGS data

-  UNIX/linux proficiency 

-  Understanding of bioinformatics tools 

-  Familiarity with R’s BioConductor tools is a plus


M.S or Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Statistics or similar

This opening is for a one-year consulting position with the possibility for contract extension. Interested parties, please provide a CV and a code sample (preferably a CRAN, BioConductor or GitHub repository link).


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