Research Programmer II: Metascape
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute - La Jolla, CA

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The Research Programmer II will join a lab using cutting-edge, high-throughput approaches to identify cellular factors involved in viral infection. The Research Programmer will develop tools to analyze existing large-scale data sets and integrate new results.

Under limited direction, will be responsible for developing applications for meta-analysis of large-scale biological experiments, designing and deploying computer infrastructure for web-based meta-analysis, collaborating with academic and industry colleagues/scientists to customize core application and develop platform-specific GUIs, and perform all other related duties and tasks as required or assigned.

The incumbent will have the opportunity to work with scientists at numerous academic institutes and at Novartis to advance HIV and influenza research.

Required Skills

Required Experience

Requires a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computational Biology, Information Systems, or a related field and a minimum of 4 years of directly-related, cumulative experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been attained. Candidates with a PhD or master’s degree are encouraged to apply and are preferred.

Must have demonstrated experience overseeing multiple concurrent programming projects, expert knowledge of at least one compiled language and one scripting language, and demonstrated previous success with performing statistical analysis of large data sets.

Must possess a demonstrated in-depth knowledge and understanding of information technology in a scientific environment, as well as directly-related experience designing and implementing scientific computing solutions in collaboration with scientific teams.

Prior experience with web development, programming experience with Python and R, a broad knowledge of –omics data, systems biology and pathway analysis, and a familiarity with virtual machine deployment and provisioning are all strongly preferred.

Requires a professional demeanor, strong analytical skills, excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to effectively interact with individuals from various cultures and backgrounds.

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