The Bioinformatics Team at IGM is looking for a highly motivated Software Engineer with experience in large-scale Bioinformatics pipeline development to help us scale up our operations. We are responsible for analyzing large volume of sequencing data. We are currently running a bioinformatics and data science operation with built-in automation to manage tens of thousands of WGS/Exome samples and related data analysis with a consistent pipeline and follow up statistical analysis. The individual will join a diverse team of bioinformatics scientists, statisticians and programmers to
Support with maintenance and running of the current bioinformatics pipeline
Develop and implement bioinformatics tools
Benchmark and evaluate third-party bioinformatics tools and integrate them into the IGM pipeline
Design, develop and maintain scheduling systems and components for pipeline automation
Contribute to the development of big-data framework for large scale analysis on distributed computing platform
Contribute to the development of new platforms and solutions for large scale integrative analysis of genomic data
Provide programming and data management support for the genomic sequencing core on exceptionally large studies
BA/BS degree or equivalent in education (in bioinformatics, computer science, or a related field) plus three years of related experience.
Master or Ph.D. in a related field with 2 years of experience.
Experience with running, maintaining and developing large-scale Bioinformatics/NGS pipelines
Experience in designing and implementing software
Very strong programming skills in Python are required
Knowledge of C++ is a very strong plus
Programming skills in other languages is a plus (JAVA, PERL)
Experience in Unix environments
Experience in cloud environment and cloud-based applications is a plus
Strong understanding of software engineering concept and full software development cycle
Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to work effectively within a team
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Willingness to learn novel tools, technologies and methods in a quickly moving field
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 507595
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