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Bioinformatics Portal Engineer– PHP Backend/Frontend Developer

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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Software & Technology
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details


The department of Computational Biology is seeking a highly motivated and experienced PHP Backend/Frontend Engineer to develop web-based applications used in St. Jude’s groundbreaking Clinical Genomics program. The PHP Backend/Frontend Engineer plays a key role in developing novel applications to empower scientists and clinicians at the forefront of genomic research and its clinical application to catastrophic childhood diseases. Successful candidates will have significant experience with modern PHP frameworks and development practices. This includes developing within a PHP/Laravel/PostgreSQL/Vue.js/Linux, or closely similar, tech stack. They should also be proficient in writing unit, integration, and browser tests and increasing test coverage across existing code. This position is located in Memphis, TN, and relocation assistance is available. This position may offer the opportunity to work remotely.


  • Working in conjunction with Senior Engineers to perform full-stack development of web applications managed by the Department of Computational Biology at St. Jude, including internal applications for both research and clinical genomics.
  • Serving as a liaison to other departments producing data for or consuming data from Computational Biology. Familiarity with bioinformatics/genomics data is a plus but not required.
  • Writing and maintaining documentation relevant to the application’s development and operation.
  • Other responsibilities may include assisting with the preparation and submission of manuscripts.

Minimum Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field is required
  • Master's degree or PHD is preferred

  • Minimum Experience

  • Five (5) years of internet development experienced is required
  • One year of internet development experience is acceptable with a Master'sdegree
  • Zero years of internet development experience may be acceptable with a PhD
  • Experience in PHP, JavaScript, modern JavaScript frameworks, and AJAX preferred
  • Experience in Object Oriented Programming preferred.
  • Experience in Database Design and Programming preferred
  • Experience in Bioinformatics preferred

  • Other Information

    St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity EmployerNo Search Firms:St. Jude Children's Research Hospital does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. Please do not call or email. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee or other representative at St. Jude via email, the internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place and approved by HR will result in no fee being paid in the event the candidate is hired by St. Jude.COVID-19 vaccine:St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees, excluding those with an approved medical or religious accommodation, as a condition of employment. 48941


    About St. Jude

    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is one of the world's premier research and treatment centers for pediatric cancer and catastrophic childhood diseases. Scientists and clinicians work together daily to translate laboratory discoveries into clinical trials and new therapies for patients. The environment at St. Jude is highly interactive, with opportunities to collaborate with investigators across the campus. All investigators have access to state-of-the-art core facilities, including proteomics, gene-editing, bioinformatics, imaging, protein production, molecular synthesis, and high throughput small molecule screening.

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    St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer. St. Jude does not discriminate based on race, national origin, sex, genetic information, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, veteran’s status, or disabled veteran’s status with respect to employment opportunities. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment. St. Jude engages in affirmative action to increase employment opportunities for minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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