Recruiting for a Bioinformatics Programmer / Software Engineer


In addition to my last few general calls for awesome people to join our team, we now have a specific job opening for a Bioinformatics Programmer / Software Engineer. The ad text is below, and you can email Andrew if you’re interested…


The Su Lab is a bioinformatics research group that is equally interested in building computational infrastructure and in pursuing biomedical discoveries. We operate at the interface between biology, computer science, statistics, and software engineering. Our projects span a wide spectrum of disease areas (including osteoarthritis, cancer, cystic fibrosis), organisms (human, mouse, microbiomes) and technology platforms (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics). We have a particular focus on building tools that leverage crowdsourcing, several of which are widely used by other bioinformaticians, biomedical scientists, and the general public.

The position being advertised will be involved in one or more NIH-funded projects focusing on building tools and infrastructure for management of biological data. Current representative projects include BioGPS.org, mygene.info, genegames.org, and a new project focusing on cardiovascular Big Data.

We have an outstanding team right now, and we are committed to maintaining this standard of awesomeness. We strongly believe in diversity, and women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

REQUIRED: A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field or an equivalent amount of experience. Requires a minimum of four years experience in software application development and programming. Must have proven expertise in building robust software in a multi-developer environment. Must be capable of leading more junior developers.

PREFERRED: The technology stack currently used in the lab includes:

  • jQuery
  • Bootstrap
  • Python/Django
  • Java/Tomcat
  • R/Bioconductor
  • Weka
  • Tornado
  • Postgres
  • MongoDB
  • ElasticSearch
  • uWSGI
  • Nginx
  • AWS EC2
  • AWS AMT
  • Mercurial/git

Prior experience with one or more of these technologies is preferred. Descriptions of how and why you’ve used competing technologies is also welcome.

Prior experience with open-source software is strongly preferred. Including links to public code repositories is strongly recommended.

TO APPLY: Please submit your CV and a cover letter via this link. Your cover letter should specifically address why you are interested in our lab and this position. (Form letter applications typically get form letter responses…) Applications with links to public code repositories always get a second look.


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