BIOINFORMATICS PROGRAMMER ANALYST JR./SR.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 02-24757
Posted Job Title BIOINFORMATICS PROGRAMMER ANALYST JR./SR.
School Name School of Arts and Sciences
Org Biology
Posted to the Web 02/10/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade B/D
Employment Type Exempt
Hours 35.00
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 9 am - 5 pm
Months 12
Position Length Contingent Upon Funding
Position End Date
University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The School of Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world’s leading research universities. We teach students across all 12 Penn schools, and our academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies. http://www.sas.upenn.edu/

Duties

We seek a biologist or epidemiologist/statistician with experience in bioinformatics/computer programming, or a computer scientist with experience in bioinformatics/epidemiology, to join an established team of 30+ developers and biologists working on highly visible web sites integrating diverse large-scale datasets relevant to various aspects of global infectious disease biology (EuPathDB.org). A new component encompassing clinical and epidemiological data (particularly related to enteric pathogen disease) is expected to significantly extend existing genomics and bioinformatics resources, engaging a broad community of clinical and public health researchers. The successful candidate will interface with scientists working in clinical epidemiology research to acquire epidemiological datasets, building tools to load these data into a relational database (gusdb.org) and integrate with existing omics data. They will work collaboratively with biologists and software developers to translate requirements generated by the clinical and scientific user communities into effective data representations and WEB interfaces / applications using appropriate statistical and algorithmic approaches. Participation in the preparation of scientific papers and technical documentation and attendance at scientific meetings is encouraged. Note that this position will join a long-standing program with multiple performance sites; the successful hire could be based at the University of Georgia, University of Pennsylvania, or University of Liverpool (UK).

Qualifications

JUNIOR LEVEL: BS in computer science, bioinformatics, biostatistics, biology or related field and 2-3 yr relevant work experience required. An active interest in and experience with bioinformatics and biostatistics applications are required, and experience in genomics or epidemiology is a strong plus. Working knowledge of and experience with UNIX, R and a scripting language such as Perl or Python are all highly desirable. An active interest in web programming (JSP, CSS and javascript) is desirable, and experience a strong plus.

SENIOR LEVEL: BS (Masters or PhD highly preferred) in computer science, bioinformatics, biostatistics, biology or related field and 5-6 yr relevant work experience required. An active interest in and experience with bioinformatics and biostatistics applications are required, and experience in genomics or epidemiology is a strong plus. Working knowledge of and experience with UNIX, R and a scripting language such as Perl or Python are all highly desirable. An active interest in web programming (JSP, CSS and javascript) is desirable, and experience a strong plus.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/26199

Posting Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  2. * What is your highest level of education completed?
    • Less than high school education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Vocational or Technical School
    • Associate's Degree or Two Year College
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree
  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
    • 0 to 1 Year
    • 1 to 2 Years
    • 2 to 3 Years
    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
    • Over 10 Years
  4. * Do you possess working experience with UNIX, Perl, SQL and relational databases and XML?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience with bioinformatics and genomics applications?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter