Bioinformatics Programmer

Rockville, MD
Apr 24, 2017
Apr 25, 2017
Full Time

The EMMES Corporation, organized in 1977, is a privately owned Contract Research Organization (CRO) located in Rockville, Maryland. EMMES is dedicated to providing statistical and epidemiological expertise, computer systems development, data management, study monitoring, regulatory guidance, and overall operational support to clients engaged in clinical and biomedical research. EMMES is seeking a Bioinformatics Programmer.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Establish, enhance, and benchmark NGS data processing workflows locally or in the cloud
  • Develop tools for data processing, analysis, reporting, and interpretation of NGS and other –omics data
  • Manage large volumes of NGS data and result file collections (cloud import/export, data QC, file meta-data collection, process monitoring/tracking, etc.) as well as QC traditional clinical trial data
  • Prepare SOPs, document source code/workflows, and write reports to summarize computational requirements, processing status, and analysis results

Primary Requirements

  • B.S. or M.S. in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, or a related field
  • Demonstrated computer programming skills in scripting languages (Perl and/or Python) and statistical computing (R)
  • Experience in developing and querying relational databases (MySQL, SQLite, or similar)
  • Comfortable using Linux command line and manipulating terabyte volumes of data
  • Experience using Eclipse (or other IDEs) and Version Control software (Git, SVN, or similar)
  • Familiarity with NGS (genomic/transcriptomic/metagenomic) data, bioinformatics tools (Samtools, Bowtie, Tophat, STAR, HISAT2, Galaxy, etc.), and Amazon AWS APIs (S3, Glacier) is a plus

EMMES has an outstanding benefits package including: generous tuition reimbursement, professional development and training programs.


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