Berkeley Lab's Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology Division (EGSB) has an exciting opportunity available for an experienced bioinformatics software developer to create systems for annotating and analyzing data to help understand causes and mechanisms of disease. You will join a highly collaborative team of curators, scientists, and developers working on diverse informatics projects, including theGene Ontology, the NIH Monarch Initiative, theAlliance of Genome Resources, and the Open Biomedical Ontologies Foundry. This position will be filled at Level 3 or 4, dependent on experience.
Staff Software Developer (Level 3) Specific Responsibilities:
Develop data models, APIs and scalable services for querying and analyzing genetic and biomedical research data
Create and help maintain graph and document-based back-end servers, and data transformation pipelines
Work with curators and domain scientists to understand and gather requirements
Write technical documentation, reports, and research papers
In addition to the above, Staff Software Developer (Level 4) Specific Responsibilities:
Lead combined developer-curator teams
Devise novel algorithms for elucidating disease mechanisms, and publish on results
Oversee development of overall system architecture
Serve as point person for troubleshooting and solving highly technical, complex problems and providing direction for the project
Bachelor's degree in bioinformatics or related field with 8+ years of relevant experience, or Master's degree with 6+ years of relevant experience; or equivalent experience
Experience modeling and working with complex data
Excellent software engineering skills
Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment
In addition to the above, Staff Software Developer (Level 4) Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in bioinformatics or related field with 12+ years of relevant experience, or Master's degree with 8+ years of relevant experience; or equivalent experience
Experience managing teams of bioinformatics developers
Experience in project management (software and/or scientific)
Additional Desired Qualifications for the Staff Software Developer (Level 3 & 4):
Experience with developing bioinformatics databases and genome analysis pipelines
Knowledge of ontology and knowledge engineering frameworks, APIs, languages and techniques (e.g., OWLAPI, Jena, SPARQL)
Experience with full stack development
Experience with database programming
Familiarity with clinical terminology
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time, 1-year term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs
Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities. This position will be filled at the Staff Software Developer Level 3 or Staff Software Developer Level 4, dependent on experience.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at West Berkeley Biocenter (Potter St.) — Bldg. 977, 717 Potter St., Berkeley, CA.
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