Senior Scientific Programmer

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7112336 (Ref:13303-en_US)

Posted: October 1, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The St-Pierre Lab (; Twitter: @StPierreLab) develops and applies new tools for perturbing and imaging the brain. We develop fluorescent indicators of neural activity (e.g., voltage indicators), light-gated proteins to control neural activity (e.g., optogenetic silencers), photostable fluorescent proteins (e.g., mGold YFP), and genetic circuits to control protein expression (e.g., Equalizers). For example, see our recent publication in Cell that describes an exciting new voltage indicator for recording electrical dynamics in awake behaving mice (

Job Duties

  • Develop or modify code for controlling microscope-based image acquisition
  • Develop or modify code for image analysis
  • Exemplar tasks include:
    • Create new workflow for a process
    • Adapt existing algorithm to a workflow 
    • Modify a workflow for bug fixing, adding or generalizing features
    • Refactor code for simplicity and speed
    • Translate code from one language to another
    • Code review and collaborative editing
    • Benchmark a workflow for speed and anticipate run-time errors
    • Write test cases for a module
    • Write documentation and perform other technical communication

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, or a related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • Three years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Will consider a Master's degree and one year of experience or PhD
  • Experience with one or more of the following would be desirable but not required:
    • MATLAB and/or Python programming (and other object oriented programming languages)
    • MySQL databasing
    • Image analysis (image operations and signal processing)
    • Machine learning
    • Hardware integration (e.g. Serial port communication, microcontrollers, closeloop control)





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.



Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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Job posting number:#7112336 (Ref:13303-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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