BIOINFORMATICS APPLICATION DEVELOPER C/SR

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Posting Details

Reference Number 58-30824 Posted Job Title BIOINFORMATICS APPLICATION DEVELOPER C/SR School Name School of Veterinary Medicine Org Pathobiology Posted to the Web 01/24/2019 Posted Job/Salary Grade C/D Employment Type Exempt Hours N/A Position Type Full Time Position Schedule M-F 9-5 Months 12 Position Length Contingent Upon Funding Position End Date University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine is a global leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, the School is a proud member of the One Health initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health. http://www.vet.upenn.edu/

Duties

A biologist with bioinformatics / computer programming experience or a computer scientist with bioinformatics / biology experience to join a large team working on highly visible web resources for malaria and related diseases (EuPathDB.org) and Microbiome experiments (MicrobiomeDB.org). The Application Developer will interface with scientists to acquire data (e.g. genomic, metagenomic, functional genomic, systems biology and clinical studies) and build tools to load these data into a relational database, integrating these data with existing omics data. The successful applicant will work collaboratively on a team of >30 biologists and software developers to translate requirements generated by clinical and scientific user communities into effective data representations and interfaces, enabling powerful data-mining capabilities. Successful applicant is expected to act as project lead in a team of developers providing vision and oversight on projects with relevance to microbiome / metagenomics datasets and/or host response to pathogen infection enabling systems level analyses. 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. The successful hire could be based at either the University of Georgia or the University of Pennsylvania.

Qualifications

Bioinformatics Applications Developer C Bachelor’s degree in computer science, bioinformatics, biostatistics, biology or related field and 3-5 yrs of relevant work experience required or equivalent combination of education and experience. An active interest in and experience with bioinformatics, genomics and metagenomics applications are all required, and experience in biostatistics is a strong plus. Experience with and working knowledge of UNIX, Perl, R, SQL and relational databases and XML are all highly desirable. An active interest in web programming is desirable and experience a plus.

Bioinformatics Applications SR Bachelor’s degree (MS or PhD preferred) in computer science, bioinformatics, biostatistics, biology or related field and 4-6 yrs of relevant work experience required or equivalent combination of education and experience. An active interest in and experience with bioinformatics, genomics and metagenomics applications are all required, and experience in biostatistics is a strong plus. Experience with and working knowledge of UNIX, Perl, R, SQL and relational databases and XML are all required. An active interest in web programming is desirable and experience a plus.

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Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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