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).