Bioinformatics Programmer II

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Jul 12, 2022

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Life Sciences, Bioinformatics
Position Type
Full Time
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A Bioinformatics Programmer II position is immediately available at the Baylor College of Medicine at the Neurological Research Institute (NRI). Primary responsibilities include developing and optimizing analytics pipelines to multiple types of high-throughput genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomic data. The successful candidate will be working closely with scientists and medical experts for studies in neurological diseases.

Job Duties

  • Evaluates, processes, and analyzes high throughput datasets, including RNA, ChIP, WGBS, GWAS, eQTL, proteomics, single-cell data, etc to both well-defined and moderately complex problems.
  • Develops algorithms, optimize and maintain analysis pipelines for reproducible analyses.
  • Researches, employs, and customize state-of-the-air bioinformatics tools.
  • Prepares reports and meet with collaborators to present the analytical methods or findings.
  • Works closely with other computational and bench scientists, provide guidance to lower level analyst/programmer when necessary.
  • Assists with drafting and completing manuscripts for publication and grand proposals.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computer Science, Statistics, or related field.
  • Experience with bioinformatics algorithms, analytical pipelines and large-scale data analysis.
  • Demonstrated a good publication record in scholarly journals.
  • Good understanding of statistics, machine learning. Deep learning experience is a plus.
  • Proficiency in scientific programming with R, Python, Perl or equivalents.
  • Competence with UNIX environment. Experience with HPC/AWS is a plus.
  • Strong communication and scientific reporting skills (verbal, written, and graphical).
  • Experience in deep learning algorithms, natural language processing, large-scale multi-modal data.
  • Strong organizational, prioritization, and time management skills with explicit attention to details.
  • Creative, open-minded, critical reasoning, and passionate about scientific research.
  • Effectively collaborative and motivated by challenges.

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.



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