Senior Bioinformatics Programmer

Vacancy number: 
Human Genome Sequencing Center
Salary range: 
$56,895 - $78,514
Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX


The Human Genome Sequencing Center (HGSC) provides a unique opportunity to gain high-throughput data production experience in an academic research environment, with opportunities for publication, conference travel and international scientific collaboration. As a member of the NGSI Clinical Informatics team, you will directly contribute to the HGSC’s pioneering work in Mendelian genomics and multiple NIH Precision Medicine initiatives. This position will involve collaborating with teammates to develop software and pipelines to expand the types of variants detectable with our clinical sequencing pipelines as well as tools for tertiary analysis of variants, including clinical classification. This support-level position requires a high-performing programmer with demonstrated exceptional communication, organization, and time-management skills to assist in building and operating these pipelines.

Job Duties

  • Prepares detailed specifications and algorithms for genome sequence analysis from which programs will be written.
  • Applies existing custom bioinformatics software to both well defined and complex genome analysis problems.
  • Designs, codes, tests, debugs, and maintains programs and research software for genome sequence analysis applications.
  • Researches, assesses, imports, configures, and customizes third-party bioinformatics software.
  • Advises on hardware and software decisions related to efficient application of implemented software.
  • May provide technical guidance, work direction and training to lower level bioinformatics and information systems personnel.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Biological Science, or a related field.
  • Three years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a related field.
  • The ideal candidate will also have the experience with some of the following:
    • Software Engineering
    • AWS / Cloud services including cloudformation, batch, lambda, SNS, ECR, DynamoDB
    • CAP/CLIA Documentation
    • High Performance Compute Environment (e.g., moab, PBS)
    • Software testing
    • NGS sequence analysis tools (e.g. BWA, Samtools, bedtools, Dragen)

Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.