The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS) is recruiting for two (2) Bioinformatics Software Engineers II (BSE II) to be part of an exciting new research project related to the human brain and neuroscience. The first position will work on transcriptomics and biostatistics. The primary functions of this first position are to develop and maintain software and analytical pipelines that use complex genomic datasets such as the transcriptomics sequencing (RNA-sequencing), sequence variation, and epigenomic datasets. The secondary focus area will be to develop and apply statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret and summarize data from complex scientific datasets to provide usable information. The second position emphasizes the use of the latest techniques for software development related to the creation of web applications, APIs, cloud computing, interfaces for data access portals, and related infrastructure development.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Development and maintenance of software with minimal supervision based on the requirements specified by managers, lead engineers, senior engineers and scientists.
Maintain and enhance analytical tools and pipelines developed at the Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS). This would include installation and assessment of newer versions of tools utilized with different analytical processes. This would also involve development of wrapper scripts to invoke open-source software and integrate multiple software into an easy-to-use pipeline.
Determine methods of statistical analysis to perform simple and sophisticated analyses, develop conclusions, and generate standard and customized reports and illustrations using statistical applications.
Participation in multiple projects simultaneously involving different scientists and datasets of variable complexity. This would involve working as a member of the a large-scale, multi-member team.
Ensures quality assurance of analytical data generated by IGS while meeting temporal deadlines imposed by the scientists.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Biostatistics or related field.
Experience: Two years of experience in bioinformatics tool use, software development, and statistical analysis of biological data.
Master's degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Biostatistics or related field preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Proficiency with at least one version control system such as git, subversion or mercurial.
Proficiency in at least one statistical programming language such as R.
Demonstrated ability to apply methods of statistical analysis and techniques to ensure validity of data, accuracy of results, analyze findings, and present conclusions.
Proficiency with relational database management systems and query software such as MySQL and PostgreSQL.
Ability to use and create web-based tools to analyze and visualize data from various analytical processes.
Thorough knowledge of a variety of systems methods for storing, organizing and presenting large data sets.
Demonstrated ability to develop automated and easy-to-use graphical user interfaces.
Demonstrated ability to work with accuracy and efficiency. This includes excellent organization and time management skills to meet project goals and schedules.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
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