The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Microbiome Analysis Core (HMAC) in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/hmac) is seeking a full-time Web Developer. The Web Developer will be responsible for implementation, deployment, and maintenance of a data portal for the BioBank for Microbiome Research in Massachusetts (BIOM-Mass). This will include the interface to the largest set of microbiome biospecimens and molecular data captured to date worldwide, initially comprising 25,000 metagenomes from participants in the Nurses Health Study II cohort.
The Web Developer will work with existing Core developers, the Core Director (Dr. Galeb Abu-Ali), the Huttenhower lab, and the BIOM-Mass steering and scientific teams to deploy the data portal over the next several years. This will include research and industry access to the molecular data and specimen-associated metadata describing the microbiome in cohort participants, and building on data portal frameworks developed by the group for the Human Microbiome Project (http://ibdmdb.org) and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Microbiome Initiative. The Web Developer will deploy and maintain the data portal, perform data curation and distribution, program scientific workflows, and perform system administration. S/he will report to Dr. Huttenhower (who leads a lab of 25 at SPH and the Broad Institute) and will be part of the greater HMAC team – working with a diverse research team (of faculty, postdocs, and students) for collaborative studies of the microbiome and computational metagenomics.
Hardware and low-level systems administration will be provided by the Harvard Research Computing team. The successful candidate will have strong programming and web development skills, as well as facility with the Linux command line and server environments (specifically, LAMP stack and derivatives). Also, prior experience with biology or bioinformatics is beneficial but not necessary.
PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term end date of 1 year from date of hire, with possibility for extension.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
- Bachelor's Degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Biostatistics or related field required - 5+ years of related experience required - Experience in programming and web development required - Experience with Linux command line environment and server deployment required
- Master's Degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Biostatistics or related field preferred - Experience in commercial software development strongly preferred - Familiarity with molecular biology and/or genomics preferred - Flexibility in adapting to changing research needs preferred - Excellent communication skills preferred - Experience working independently, as well as experience and/or desire to work in an interactive, collegial and interdisciplinary group preferred
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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