Bioinformatics Programmer Within Genome Data Analysis Platform
Softtek - St. Louis, MO

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We are seeking an experienced Bioinformatics Programmer Within Genome Data Analysis Platform to support our client near Saint Louis, Missouri. This is a 6 month, salaried position, with a possible 12 month extension.

Softtek offers a generous benefits package for our consultants, with no waiting period.

Conducts extensive analysis and report to management on key findings of market research initiatives conducted for major biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and healthcare organizations. May require a bachelor's degree in area of specialty and 3-5 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager.

Bioinformatics Programmer within Genome Data Analysis Platform

Job Responsibilities
  • Perform bioinformatic analysis of next generation sequence data to QC/manipulate derived SNP variation for developing genotyping assays

  • Extract and transform genome sequence & annotation to facilitate SNP marker development and marker/phenotype association

  • Identify and evaluate bioinformatics tools and algorithms to meet emerging research needs

  • Comparative analysis of similar bioinformatics tools to match solutions to research problems

  • Provide ad hoc genome bioinformatics support to researchers in Molecular Breeding Technology

Required Skills/Experience
  • Experience working within the UNIX/Linux environment

  • Experience with PERL, Python, Awk

  • Experience Next-Generation Sequencing technologies and analysis

  • Excellent communication skills: both written and verbal

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills related to bioinformatics

  • Experience with biological sequence databases, as well as in depth knowledge of bioinformatic analysis on the genome scale are also required

Desired Skills/Experience
  • Experience with a LSF compute farm infrastructure

  • BS/MS/PhD in Bioinformatics or a related field

  • Experience SQL or relational databases

  • Familiarity with biological processes and concepts

Softtek Company Summary:
Founded in 1982, Softtek is a global provider of process-driven IT solutions with 30 offices in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. With nine Global Delivery Centers in Mexico, China, Brazil, Argentina and Spain, Softtek helps improve time-to-business-solution, lower costs of existing applications, deliver better engineered and tested applications, and produce predictable outcomes for top-tier corporations in over 20 countries. Through on-site, on-shore and its trademarked Global Nearshore™ service delivery models, Softtek teams with CIOs to constantly increase the business value of IT. Softtek is the creator and a leader of the nearshore industry.

We aspire to transcend as a leading global provider of IT and business process solutions, forging longstanding and mutually beneficial relationships built on a foundation of earned trust. We will build our future by being a well-grounded and socially responsible company, with a profitable track record, delivering innovative high quality services, driven by a passionate, human-centric culture.

US Operations Corporate Offices:
3636 South Geyer RdSunset Hills, MO 63127

o Application-Related Services
o Business Process Outsourcing
o IT Infrastructure Support
o Software Products and Associated Services

o Softtek is a preferred service provider for several Fortune 500 organizations
o Top-tier corporations in the markets where we operate

Awards and Distinctions:
o SEI CMMi Level 5
o Six Sigma Corporate Program
o IAOP Global Outsourcing 100 List®, 2009, 2010, 2011
o 10 SAP Award of Excellence in “Best Regional Partner” category
o Named as a "Strong Performer" for SAP Implementation services by Forrester
o Globalization-2010 Award for Performance, GE GDC Program
o BusinessWeek Emerging Outsourcing Players
o ISO 9001:2008 (for Procurement Services from Aguascalientes, Mexico and for “Design, development, support and IT application improvements” in Argentina)
o ISO 9001:2008 Certification (for Development, Maintenance & Application Support in Brazil)
o Gartner Best Solution Delivery Award 2004
o The Global Services 100 - Top Company to Watch South of the Border 2007 & 2008 and Top Company to Watch in Latin America 2006 by neoIT and Global Services Magazine
o Great Place to Work® Institute’s Best Places to Work For: Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico
o Only Latin-American company in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Offshore Application Services 2006 & 2007

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