Bioinformatics Programmer

Job Summary:

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is seeking a highly motivated bioinformatics programmer to join Dr. Norbert Perrimon's group at Harvard Medical School. We are seeking a candidate who will provide computational support to a dynamic research team by developing and maintaining lab information management systems (LIMs), online research software tools, and related pipelines that facilitate large-scale functional genomic studies. You will work collaboratively with a small team of biologists and programmers in a fast-paced environment.

About HHMI

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is a science philanthropy whose mission is to advance biomedical research and science education for the benefit of humanity. We empower exceptional scientists and students to pursue fundamental questions about living systems, and work to share scientific discoveries with researchers, students, and science-curious individuals around the world.

Founded in 1953 by aviator and industrialist Howard R. Hughes, HHMI is headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and employs more than 2,500 people across the U.S. Visit to learn more about working at HHMI.

Principle responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain bioinformatics tools and resources for public use
  • Develop and maintain internal LIM (Lab Information Management) system for production tracking
  • Collaborate with biologists to assist with research projects, such as data collection and analysis
  • Maintain precise records of work
  • Work efficiently and cooperatively with a team of researchers
  • Opportunity to contribute to research projects

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, or Master's degree in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Proficiency with data structures and algorithms
  • Significant experience with one or more, and familiarity with, the coding languages we use (e.g. JavaScript, Python, Perl, Java, PHP)
  • Git or other version control experience
  • Experience working in a Unix/Linux development environment
  • Adept working with MySQL or related databases
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and work cooperatively in a small collaborative team

Additional information:

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Please send cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference. No phone calls please.

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