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Biomedical Informatics is an interdisciplinary field involving computing in biomedicine, including public health. Biomedical informatics related development includes new methods to integrate and analyze data generated in the laboratory, clinical and research systems, population studies, and public health information systems.
The goals of the Department of Biomedical Informatics are to (1) promote excellence in biomedical informatics research, (2) collaborate with biomedical researchers in developing new quantitative methods that enable the formulation and testing of original hypotheses, (3) train the next generation of biomedical informatics specialists, (4) interface with engineering, mathematics, information and computer science communities, serving as a hub for quantitative scientists focused on biomedical research, and (5) develop systems that support biomedical research and/or public health.
This department leads multiple federally and non-profit funded biomedical research projects, which are focused on the integration, analysis, and sharing of biomedical and health care data for the scientific community, as well as patient-centered research. The department is also involved in the development and management of mission-critical public health information infrastructure for California and other states. To support these endeavors, the department manages its own computational infrastructure, including an big data environment enabling analysis of these data in a privacy-preserving manner.
Uses skills as an informatics programming professional with an understanding of computational techniques to address a wide range of complex problems.
Serving as a junior developer supervised by a senior developer, incumbent is involved with building software with a particular emphasis on delivering professional tools and platforms for widespread use among the biomedical research and public health informatics communities.
Uses skills as a software development professional with an understanding of prevailing computational infrastructure and architectures to identify and resolve a wide range of highly complex issues / software bugs where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Incumbent is also responsible for optimizing applications of mission critical systems. This includes familiarity with implementing unit testing and automated regression testing harnesses.
Works with a technical project management professional to design and develop new software systems satisfying user/stakeholder requirements.
Under the supervision of a senior developer, the Informatics Programmer will be responsible for development of software systems ranging from biomedical research systems, public health information systems, to specialized healthcare-focused software systems (examples: clinical natural language processing, blockchain infrastructure, privacy preserving record linking, vital statistics registration systems).
Current development endeavors by the department focus on web-based applications implemented with J2EE infrastructure (Spring, AngularJS) for mission critical public health information system.
Under direct supervision, the Informatics Programmer applies professional bioinformatics concepts and computational procedures to complete small projects or portions of projects. Works on assignments of limited scope and complexity. Follows standard programming procedures to analyze situations and data from which answers can be readily obtained.
Bachelor's degree in biological science, computational/programming, or related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Basic knowledge of bioinformatics methods and data structures.
Basic knowledge of applications programming and web development.
Basic knowledge of databases. Experience designing relational database schemas for web-based applications.
Basic project management skills.
Basic knowledge of modern biology and applicable field of research.
Interpersonal skills in order to work with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
Ability to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner.
Self motivated, able to learn quickly, meet deadlines and demonstrate problem solving skills.
Basic knowledge of application and data security conce
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