We are looking for a web application developer to join the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School, for an exciting opportunity in building the core data management and analysis framework of a new major NIH initiative.
The Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School is the home to the Data Coordination and Integration Center (DCIC) for the NIH 4D Nucleome Project, which was launched in October 2015 (https://commonfund.nih.gov/4Dnucleome/index). In collaboration with colleagues at the Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and MIT, the DCIC will design, implement, and maintain an innovative open-source, cloud-based software environment for the management, analysis, and visualization of data generated by the 4D Nucleome Consortium.
As a team, we strive to make our tools readily usable by experimental and computational scientists and work closely with them. This is a great opportunity to be involved in cutting-edge biomedical research and the open-source bioinformatics community.
The software developer will be part of the small team responsible for the design and implementation of the data management and analysis framework in collaboration with faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and staff. The successful candidate must be able to learn and work independently, yet collaborate effectively with co-workers. The work will take place in a dynamic environment where specifications can change rapidly, so the candidate must be able to be flexible in their software design and implementation.
Participation in technical analysis, design, and implementation of complex system architecture together with the scientific team.
Creation and maintenance of documentation for system builds and application configurations.
Adherence to and oversight of team software development methodology.
Other duties may also be assigned.
The Department of Biomedical Informatics is a leading hub for computational biology, translational bioinformatics, and precision medicine. Based on the Harvard Medical School Longwood Campus, the 4D Nucleome DCIC is part of a vibrant community of scientists, physicians, and engineers whose goal is to advance the boundaries of knowledge. The working environment combines the best features of a startup (fast pace, flexibility, flat hierarchies) with those of one of the leading medical schools (excellent benefits, outstanding opportunities for learning, great resources, name recognition).
Applicants should include a link to some of their code in GitHub or another repository hosting service, as well as a cover letter describing why this position interests them and how it fits their experience and interests.
This is a two year term appointment with a strong possibility of renewal.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelors' degree in Computer Science, Bioinformatics or related field and 3 years' related experience.
Experience in developing, testing, and deploying web-based applications.
Experience with python web frameworks (preferably Pyramid/Pylons).
Experience with version control systems and team software development (preferably Git).
MSc or PhD in Bioinformatics, Computer Science or a related field preferred.
Cloud computing architectures (preferably with Amazon Web Services)
Strong Python development skills.
Previous experience working in an academic environment.
Ability to work independently, manage own time and learn quickly.
Ability to define and solve logical problems for highly technical applications.
Strong communication skills with both technical and non-technical clients.
Ability to select, adapt, and effectively use a variety of programming methods.
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.
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. Harvard faculty are engaged with teaching and research to push the boundaries of human knowledge. For students who are excited to investigate the biggest issues of the 21st century, Harvard offers an unparalleled student experience and a gen...erous financial aid program, with over $160 million awarded to more than 60% of our undergraduate students. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world.