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Bioinformatics Programmer I
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Job Description

A Programmer/Bioinformatics I position is available to work on bioinformatics data processing and analysis. Our research is well-funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), and the McNair Medical Institute at The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation. We are involved in several large projects that generate multidimensional omics data at DNA, mRNA, protein, and clinical phenotype levels from human tumors, patient- derived xenografts (PDXs), and cancer cell lines to drive precision oncology discovery and practice. This position will play a critical role in acquiring, processing, and analyzing data from local and external sources to enable efficient data integration and data mining. The position offers an excellent opportunity to conduct research in a supportive and stimulating environment, and to collaborate with bioinformaticians, biostatisticians, computer scientists, biologists, and clinicians.

* Prepares detailed specifications and algorithms for omics data analysis from which programs will be written.
* Applies existing custom bioinformatics software to both well- defined and moderately complex omics data analysis problems.
* Designs, codes, tests, debugs, and maintains programs and research software for omics data analysis applications.
* Researches, assesses, imports, configures, and customizes third- party bioinformatics software.


* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Biological Sciences.
* No experience required.


* Knowledge of Perl, HTML, CGI, C++, relation databases and SQL. Programming in a UNIX/LINUX environment.
* Familiarity with at least one programming language, e.g. JAVA or Python. Knowledge of SQL.
* Experience with Unix/Linux environment including basic commands and shell scripting
* Strong communication skills
* Basic understanding of next generation sequencing, transcriptome profiling, and proteome profiling technologies and data derived from these technologies
* Good understanding of statistical techniques for differential expression, clustering, and gene set enrichment analysis
* Experience with version control systems, preferably Git

About Baylor College of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine, one of the nation's top academic health sciences centers, is committed to advancing human health through the integration of patient care, research, education and community service. The only private medical school in the Greater Southwest, Baylor College of Medicine was founded in 1900 and is today an internationally respected medical and research institution known for excellence in education, research and patient care. The College consistently ranks among the top of the country's 125 medical schools. For 2007, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the College No. 10 on its list of top medical schools. Baylor College of Medicine also is listed 13th among all U.S. medical schools for National Institutes of Health funding, and No. 1 for research expenditures in biological science by the National Science Foundation.