The Ware Lab at the world-renowned Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has an immediate opportunity for a Computational Science Developer.
Specific Responsibilities: We are seeking a highly driven, experienced software engineer to work on projects such as the ones listed above and other lab processes and activities. You will become an integral member of a multi-disciplinary team that drives the vision of the projects to success. You will collaborate with internal and external partners on several initiatives, from architecting data flows to implementing cool visualizations. Your job duties will include building web-based scientific applications that support bioinformatics workflows and dynamic interfaces for public project portals using a cutting-edge technology stack. You will design, develop, and maintain web and back-end applications for interfacing with public APIs, a variety of database systems, and large data sets. You will demonstrate the design and product of your work in internal meetings and at academic conferences in US and abroad. You will lead technical discussions and actively participate in code reviews and peer mentoring. You will directly contribute to the development process by leveraging experience in areas such as data analysis workflows, SQL and NoSQL solutions, automated testing frameworks and continuous deployment frameworks.
Additional Desired Responsibilities: As a candidate for this position, you are technically flexible and comfortable with rapid prototyping and frequent interaction with individuals at varying levels of technical expertise. You have a demonstrated passion for writing quality open-source software. You release your code early and often. You love test-driven development. You have excellent communication skills and can translate scientific challenges into practical software solutions. You seek knowledge and intellectual growth.
Ware Lab website: http://warelab.org
- Master’s (Bachelor’s) degree in computer science, computational biology or a related scientific field and at least two (five) years of hands-on experience in large, complex software development projects. - Extensive programming experience in a high level language such as Python, Java, Perl or C/C++. - Hands on experience having built at least one significant scientific application based on large data analysis. - Solid experience working with one or more relational and non-relational databases. - Experience working with large databases and datasets, as well as ETL operations. - Experience with code review, unit testing and integration testing - Familiarity with source-code management tools such as git or svn. - Good working knowledge of basic UNIX command line tools (e.g. tar, cat, ssh). - Good verbal and writing skills.
If interested, please apply for this position via the CSHL careers website at:
Position Number: 01628-R
CSHL is ranked first among the leading basic research institutions in the world in molecular biology and genetics and has been home to eight scientists who have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The Ware Lab is located at the beautiful, main campus of CSHL and focuses on genome organization and evolution in plants and building extensive software infrastructure to enable both research activity and community access.
We work in a collaborative environment made up of enthusiastic scientists and software engineers, engaged in large-scale, open-science, systems-biology projects such as Gramene, KBase, and iPlant, as well as more focused, experimentally validated research studies. The lab is funded by grants from a number of sources, including the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Energy, and the US Department of Agriculture.
For more information about CSHL, please visit us at www.cshl.edu
Since 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has been a global leader in research and education. The international scientific community at CSHL provides a unique and stimulating atmosphere for doctoral research?an environment where students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty work side-by-side. The Watson School of Biological Sciences (WSBS) was founded on the belief that with well thought-out ...mechanisms, enthusiastic involvement of faculty, and highly motivated students, an innovative curriculum could be provided that would allow students to earn a doctoral degree in a shorter time than in traditional programs without compromising the quality of their training. The curriculum is designed to train students to become scholars and independent thinkers.