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Bioinformatics Programmer I
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Job Description


The Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center (BCM-HGSC) seeks enthusiastic individuals to manage Next-Gen data flow for publication including submission to national archives, as well as supporting automated workflows and new software tools in a rapidly evolving research environment. This entry-level position in the Submissions Team seeks to prepare its members for future positions in bioinformatics. Therefore, an emphasis is placed on providing constructive feedback and opportunities to learn. Our team does not analyze sequence or assembly Next-Gen Sequencing data for its scientific content; we use automation to validate, format, and submit that data and its associated metadata to various external destinations such as the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI). As one of three large-scale sequencing centers funded by the National Institutes of Health, BCM-HGSC provides a family-friendly work environment where people can contribute to the future of health outcomes.

Essential Functions and Duties:

Uses semi-automated workflows to validate, format, and submit Next-Gen sequence and assembly data along with its associated metadata.

Designs, codes, tests, debugs, and maintains programs for processing metadata relating to genome sequences.

Designs, maintains, and develops a system for tracking genomic data and related metadata for submission to national archives.

Researches, assesses, imports, configures, and customizes third- party software in order to achieve team goals.

Performs other job related duties as assigned.

People working on the Submissions Team acquire the following skills and knowledge:
Next generation sequence data formats

Next generation sequencing process

Software engineering practices

Python, BioPython, and related libraries

Database programming

Public data resources like NCBI

Experience with high-performance computing clusters

Experience with heterogeneous computing environments.

Project management


Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Biological Sciences.

Minimum Job Experience: No experience required.

Preferred Experience: Programming in a UNIX/LINUX environment.

Preferred: Familiarity with one or more scripting languages such as Groovy, Perl, Python, or Ruby.

Preferred: Familiarity with databases, either relational or non- relational.

Preferred: Exposure to computational biology, genome informatics, or biological laboratory processes.

Experience with any other programming languages or informatics systems will be considered a plus.

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.