Job: Senior Bioinformatics Developer At Baylor College Of Medicine
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Senior Bioinformatics Developer
Vacancy Number 219338JC
Department HGSC:INFORMATICS - NEX GEN - 99993647

Essential Functions and Duties

The Human Genome Sequencing Center (HGSC) at Baylor College of Medicine seeks an enthusiastic individual to work with software in a rapidly evolving research environment to support the advance of next generation sequencing technology and genomics research.

As one of three large-scale sequencing centers funded by the National Institutes of Health, HGSC provides a unique opportunity to work with cutting-edge genomic scientists, and new clinical sequencing initiatives.


  • Develop, implement, document and unit testing of software for the analysis of next generation sequencing data including large dataset integration.
  • Provide support for the existing production sequence QC and analysis systems, including the resolution of custom user requests.
  • Follow prescribed practices for software version control, testing, and release engineering. Demonstrate sensitivity to end-user needs, reflected in design of user interface and application workflow.
  • Apply analytical skills and creativity to solve diverse and challenging problems.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize various tasks on projects.
  • Present technical and analytical status in weekly meetings.

Minimum Education

Required: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, or related programming field. Preferred: A degree in domain informatics (computational biology, computational chemistry, bioinformatics, clinical informatics).

Minimum Job Experience

Required: Three years of experience in bioinformatics software development. Preferences:

  • Strong computational/programming skills; including experience with the following: UNIX environment; Clustered computing: (MOAB/Torque, PBS, or LSF familiarity) and parallelization in a cluster environment; Proficiency in a programming language such as Ruby, Java, or Perl.
  • Ruby/Perl software development experience.
  • Familiarity with multi-processing/threading methods, and workflow/pipeline tools.
  • Experience producing code documentation.
  • Exposure to statistical analysis of large datasets.
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple software requirements.
  • Ability to function independently and solve technically complex problems.

How to apply

Please apply directly using vacancy number 219338JC at

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