Senior Bioinformatics Programmer (Remote)

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


This role can be remote (US based), hybrid or onsite.

The Human Genome Sequencing Center (HGSC) provides a unique opportunity to gain experience working with high-throughput clinical genomic data 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-funded Precision Medicine initiatives. You will collaborate 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 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

  • You will apply existing custom bioinformatics software to both well defined and complex genome analysis problems.
  • Design, implement, test, debug, and maintain software for genome sequence analysis applications.
  • Evaluate the suitability of new software tools for our production pipeline.
  • You will advise on hardware and software decisions related to efficient application of implemented software.
  • You will invest in colleagues development by mentoring and training them as well as providing technical guidance.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a background in biology, clinical lab, and/or bioinformatics with computational experience.

  • Master’s degree in a related field.
  • Bonus, have 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.