BIOINFORMATICS PROGRAMMER ANALYST JR/SR
Duties: We seek a biologist or epidemiologist/statistician with experience in bioinformatics/computer programming, or a computer scientist with experience in bioinformatics/epidemiology to join an established team of 30+ developers and biologists working on highly visible web sites integrating diverse large-scale datasets relevant to various aspects of global infectious disease biology (EuPathDB.org). A new component encompassing clinical and epidemiological data (particularly related to enteric pathogen disease) is expected to significantly extend existing genomics and bioinformatics resources, engaging a broad community of clinical and public health researchers. The successful candidate will acquire clinical epidemiology and/or omics data by interacting with scientists and clinicians working in parasitology or clinical research or via online bioinformatics data sources, preprocess data using standard formats, develop and run workflows to load the data into a relational database (gusdb.org), maintain and create input files for presentation software, and assess the quality of data loading and presentation to the user community. Work closely with other data loaders to identify and design ways to increase throughput and automate quality assurance testing. Participation in the preparation of scientific papers and technical documentation and attendance at scientific meetings is encouraged. Note that this position will join a long-standing program with multiple performance sites; applicants may apply via (and be based at) the University of Georgia, Univ Pennsylvania, or Univ Liverpool (UK).
Qualifications: JUNIOR LEVEL: BS in computer science, biology or related fields and a minimum of one year of programming or systems analysis experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. 2 to 3 years of relevant work experience are strongly preferred Experience with and working knowledge of UNIX, Perl, SQL and relational databases and XML are all required. An active interest in and experience with bioinformatics and genomics applications is highly desirable.
SENIOR LEVEL: Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three years of programming or systems analysis experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. Masters or PhD highly preferred in computer science, biology or related fields, and 5-6 years of relevant work experience are strongly preferred. Experience with and working knowledge of UNIX, Perl, SQL and relational databases and XML are all required. An active interest in and experience with bioinformatics and genomics applications is highly desirable.
Reference Number: 02-24762
Salary Grade: B/D
Employment Type: Exempt
Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Job Family: E-Information Systems/Technology