The Jackson Laboratory

  • Scientific Software Engineer (Assoc/Full/Senior)

    Job Locations US-CT-Farmington
    Posted Date 4 months ago(8/23/2018 9:18 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-25545
    Category
    Biostatistician, Computational Scientist, Scientific Software Engineer 
  • Summary

    Scientific Software Engineer (Associate/Full/Senior)

     

    An Associate/Full/Senior Scientific Software Engineer position is available immediately at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, CT. This position reports to the Associate Director of Jackson’s Computational Sciences Scientific Computing (CSSC) team that is primarily responsible for developing software applications for scientific research programs. The individual in this position is responsible for developing software applications and systems to support genetics and genomics research at The Jackson Laboratory including but not limited to web-based technologies and systems.  A senior level candidate will lead development of complex projects, from high-level requirements, involving teams that may include other software developers, bioinformatics analysts, statisticians and scientists.

     

    The ideal candidate for this position has BS or higher degree in computer science or bioinformatics and/or significant related job experience in the biomedical field or bioinformatics. Experience in identifying and developing software applications in the biomedical sciences and/or bioinformatics and implementing systems for analyzing large-scale scientific data e.g. Next Generation Sequencing data (NGS) is preferred. Experience with data exploration and visualization is a plus.

     

    This individual will function as part of a highly productive software team and will work closely with researchers across all three campuses to develop tools to aid them in their research.  A senior level incumbent will also be expected to mentor junior software engineers. This individual should have a strong interest in leading-edge technologies, and finding ways to apply these technologies to solve cutting-edge scientific problems. They will regularly track the bioinformatics applications literature, and adapt relevant applications to bioinformatics environment at JAX

     

    Requirements:

     

    The qualified candidate will have working knowledge with most of the following:

    • 3-10 years of experience in software development
    • Development environment: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows
    • Web: jQuery, Bootstrap, Flask, Grails, reactive frameworks (ReactJS, VueJS, etc)
    • Languages: Python, Java, Groovy, C++, JavaScript (experience with dynamic languages a plus)
    • Database: PostgreSQL, MySQL, noSQL
    • Testing: Unittest, Doctest, py.test, xUnit, Spock
    • Tools: Git, IntelliJ IDE products (PyCharm, Idea), build tools, Atlassian Suite
    • Capable of working in an agile development environment
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills required
    • Knowledge in statistics, biology, genomics are considered a plus
    • Knowledge of machine learning, image analysis, big data processing, and cloud environments a plus
    • Ability to identify new bioinformatics applications and lead the development of the same

     

    About us:

     

    The Jackson Laboratory (www.jax.org) is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 1,800 employees across three campuses nationwide. Our mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease, and to empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.  JAX's research institute in Connecticut, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM), is transforming medicine by improving patient care, lowering costs, and increasing life span and health span. JAX-GM’s research focuses on the complex genetic causes of disease, and on the development of genomic solutions tailored to each person's unique genetic makeup.

     

    JAX-GM sits on a 17-acre site on the campus of the University of Connecticut Health Center. The 183,500-square-foot facility opened in the fall of 2014. Now, it houses over 300 biomedical researchers, technicians and support staff in state-of-the-art computing facilities and laboratories. Our employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients’ lives.

     

    JAX-GM resides in the scenic town of Farmington, in the state’s capitol region. The Hartford region, which offers some of the best public schools in the country, is made up of both bigger cities and smaller, charming historic New England towns.  JAX-GM is also geographically located within 2 hours of Boston and New York and is close to multiple transportation systems including bus lines, highways, railroads and international airports.

     

    Our Values:

     

    INTEGRITY - Courage and commitment to do what is right

    PEOPLE - Inspiring our people to enhance the health of all

    ONE TEAM - Unified by our promise to transform medicine and science

    EXCELLENCE - Achieving world-class results

    INNOVATION - Leading with discovery and creative solutions

    STEWARDSHIP - Caring for and enhancing the resources entrusted to us

     

    What do we have to offer?

                                                                                                                                

    JAX offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including a medical plan, outstanding retirement plan, generous paid time off and tuition reimbursement.  JAX offers an MBA program, a fitness center with an award winning wellness program, and a fully operational primary care facility available to employees and their families.

     

    Most importantly, every position contributes to JAX’s mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for human disease and empowering the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.

     

     

    The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

     

    Learn more about at opportunities at JAX at http://www.jax.org/careers

     

     

     

     

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