The Jackson Laboratory

Scientific Software Engineer (Associate/Full/Senior)

Job Locations US-CT-Farmington
Posted Date 2 months ago(1/11/2021 4:07 PM)
Job ID
Biostatistician, Computational Scientist, Scientific Software Engineer 


Scientific Software Engineer (Associate/Full/Senior)

JAX Clinical Knowledgebase (CKB)


Come join the development team of the JAX Clinical Knowledgebase (CKB). CKB is a dynamic digital resource for interpreting complex cancer genomic profiles and is used by clinicians and researchers from around the world to connect cancer variants to therapies and clinical trials. Come be a part of the fight against Cancer!


This position is available immediately for a Scientific Software Engineer, within the Computational Sciences Scientific Computing (CSSC) group at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, CT. As a part of a dedicated team, you will use your skills to develop software solutions for internally as well as externally facing applications. You will be a key contributor and a leader, working in an agile development environment, using leading technology, leveraging google cloud, and building robust software solutions. The team puts a great deal of emphasis on quality, testing, automation, continuous integration and continual improvement.


*Remote candidates must be willing to travel periodically to Farmington CT or Bar Harbor ME campuses. Candidates within a commutable distance to Farmington campus are preferred.


  • Design, implement, test, and maintain complex software systems that have an impact on science, research, and clinical operations globally
  • Work collaboratively with a highly engaged team of engineers and curators to develop tools, processes and applications
  • Opportunity to specify and lead the development of tools, projects and products


  • A BS degree or higher in computer science, bioinformatics, or significant related experience
    • Associate Level: 0-3 years of experience in software development
    • Full level: 3-5 years of experience in software development
    • Senior level: 5-10 years of experience in software development
  • Background in genetics, genomics, biology or related disciplines and/or eagerness to learn
  • The successful candidate will have working familiarity with a majority of the following technologies: Java, Groovy, Python, JavaScript, SQL
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong desire to work collaboratively with peers


The ideal candidate will also have a deep working knowledge of several of the following:

  • Experience with operational tools such as Git, JetBrains IDE products (PyCharm, Idea), CI Tools such as Jenkins or Bamboo, Atlassian Suite
  • Strong knowledge of Linux and Mac environments
  • Frameworks: Angular, Bootstrap, Grails, SpringBoot, Hibernate
  • Databases: MySQL, noSQL
  • Testing: xUnit, Spock, Webdriver

About Us

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 2,300 employees. Headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in Augusta, Maine, a genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Connecticut, and facilities in Ellsworth, Maine, Sacramento, California, and Shanghai, China. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.


JAX Genomic Medicine is transforming medicine by improving patient care, lowering costs, and increasing life span and health span. JAX Genomic Medicine’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 Genomic Medicine 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.


In Connecticut, JAX 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 Genomic Medicine 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.


JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients’ lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!


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 including an MBA program. Our campus offers a fitness center with an award-winning wellness program and an onsite full service cafeteria.


Employment will require successful completion of references, background check, and pre-employment physical.


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.


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