Bioinformatics

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7255499 (Ref:hh-66144BR)

Posted: June 15, 2024

Job Description

Position Description
The DRSC/TRiP-Functional Genomics Resources combines wet-bench research, automation, and bioinformatics to carry out large-scale state-of-the-art functional genomics and other biological research studies. We are seeking an exceptional bioinformatics programmer to join the Bioinformatics team. We are seeking a candidate who will provide computational support to a dynamic research team by developing and maintaining lab information management systems (LIMs), online research software tools, and related pipelines that facilitate large-scale functional genomic studies. You will work collaboratively with a small team of biologists and programmers in a fast-paced environment.
Daily actives include meeting with bench scientists about their informatics need and feedbacks using our online resources, writing codes to build new and maintain existing bioinformatics resources, communicating with research computing group regarding the server and storage issues, giving presentation to informatics team and/or at lab meeting about working progress, writing manuscripts et al.

Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Design, develop and maintain bioinformatics tools and resources for public use
  • Design, develop and maintain internal LIM (Lab Information Management) system for production tracking
  • Collaborates and consults with biologists to analyze problems, recommends technology-based solutions, and designs computational strategies for a project
Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum of two years’ post-secondary education or relevant work experience
Additional Qualifications and Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, or Master's degree in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, or related field, or equivalent experience preferred
  • Proficiency with data structures and algorithms
  • Significant experience with one or more, and familiarity with, the coding languages we use (e.g. JavaScript, Python, Perl, Java, PHP)
  • Git or other version control experience
  • Experience working in a Unix/Linux development environment
  • Adept working with MySQL or related databases
  • Strong background in web design and web development (full stack) preferred
  • Biology and bioinformatics computational experience preferred
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and work cooperatively in a small collaborative team
Additional Information
This is a one-year term position from the date of hire, with the possibility of extension, contingent upon work performance and continued funding to support the position. 

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

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Harvard Medical School strives to cultivate an environment that promotes inclusiveness and collaboration among students, faculty and staff and to create new avenues for discussion that will advance our shared mission to improve the health of people throughout the world.


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Job posting number:#7255499 (Ref:hh-66144BR)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Harvard Medical School
Boston,Massachusetts
United States
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