Senior Bioinformatics Portal Engineer

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Bo Bo, IN
Closing date
May 24, 2022

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We are looking to hire a PHP/Laravel Developer who is highly motivated and capable of developing cutting-edge web-based applications as part of St. Jude's groundbreaking platform, St. Jude Cloud. This team member will work on an agile development team alongside team members as well as world-class researchers to devise novel web applications for working with raw and curated genomics data for a user base ranging from oncologists to bioinformatics research scientists.

This position requires being aware of emerging technologies, platforms, frameworks, and bioinformatics web portals to ensure St. Jude Cloud's web applications exceed industry standards. The successful candidate is experienced with PHP/larvel development and may have light experience in database design and modern back- and front-end technologies such as Node.js/Express, Ruby on Rails, and modern JavaScript frameworks. Experience in Bioinformatics is preferred. The candidate is expected to be a creative and critical thinker and a quick learner for new domains and technologies.

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.

St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. St. Jude does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, religion, disability, veterans status or disabled veterans status with respect to employment opportunities. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment. St. Jude engages in affirmative action to increase employment opportunities for minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. This position may offer the possibility to work remote.

Minimum Education

• Bachelors degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field is required

• Masters degree or PHD is preferred

Minimum Experience

• Eight (8) years of internet development experience is required

• Four (4) years of internet development experience is required with a Masters degree.Zero years of internet development experience may be acceptable with a PhD.Experience in PHP, JavaScript, modern JavaScript frameworks, and AJAX preferred.Experience in Object Oriented Programming preferred.Experience in Database Design and Programming preferred.Experience in Bioinformatics preferred

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