Job Description :
Overview
Recognized as a world leader in mapping the genetic landscape of pediatric cancers, the St. Jude department of Computational Biology has developed state-of-art computational infrastructure, well-established analytical pipelines, and deep genomic analysis expertise with a track record of high-impact publications in top-tier biomedical journals such as Nature, NEJM, JAMA, Nature Genetics, and Nature Methods. The department provides a highly interactive environment with collaborative opportunities across basic and clinical departments, access to high performance computing clusters, cloud computing environment, innovative visualization tools, highly automated analytical pipelines and mentorship from faculty scientists with deep experience in data analysis, data management, and delivery of high-quality results for highly competitive projects. This position is located in Memphis, TN, and relocation assistance is available.
 
The department of Computational Biology is seeking a highly motivated and creative Senior Software Engineer to develop software used in big data bioinformatics analysis as part of a team of scientists and engineers at the forefront of genomic research into catastrophic childhood diseases. The position is available in the following focus area: 

Developing and maintaining advanced bioinformatics tools in St. Jude’s high-performance computing (HPC) environment. Primary responsibilities will be development of software infrastructure supporting large-scale automation, and bioinformatics pipeline evaluation and developmentamp;nbsp; Knowledge of Bash and Python is required. Experience with workflow languages (WDL and CWL), containerization (Docker, Singularity), and HPC software management systems (Lmod, Spack) are preferredamp;nbsp; Must be able to work with complex large-scale systems, including legacy and externally developed codeamp;nbsp; Experience in a bioinformatics or big data setting is preferred.

This position requires experience working within a team of software developers, writing and maintaining documentation relevant to the position’s scope of work, writing and maintaining unit tests for software, and assisting in preparing and submitting manuscripts.
Minimum Education

Bachelor''s degree in engineering, computer science, physical science, or related field required
Master''s degree is preferred

Minimum Experience

Five (5) years of experience in software development is required. One year of experience required with a Master''s degree
Linux experience is required
Must be able to develop software in at least one of the following programming languages used within the department: Perl, Python, Linux shell scripting, or Java
Database development and SQL experience is preferred
Must have prior experience in working with large data sets or bioinformatics data
Familiarity with statistical analysis methods and languages such as R is preferred
Experience in a research or academic setting preferred

Required Credentials

None

Other Credentials

None

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