Bioinformatics Programmer, Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology - Georgetown University

Washington D.C.
Jun 29, 2018
Jul 20, 2018
Full Time
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Bioinformatics Programmer, Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology - Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) is an internationally recognized academic medical center whose missions of research, teaching and patient care are carried out with a strong emphasis on community outreach and the Jesuit principle of cura personalis — care of the whole person.  GUMC consists of the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing & Health Studies, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Biomedical Graduate Research and Education.

The Bioinformatics Programmer, in an entry-level position in a highly collaborative environment, works work on glycoinformatics and glycoproteomics projects for a NIH-funded glycoscience portal and the Clinical and Translational Glycoscience Research Center (CTGRC). She/he has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Performs computer programming in support of glycoinformatics and glycoproteomics projects.
  • Participates in project planning and management activities.
  • Documents and/or provides presentations on glycoinformatics and glycoproteomics projects.
  • Participates in manuscript preparation.
  • Interacts with PI and other faculty members.


  • Master's degree in Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, or related field
  • Demonstrated experience on research bioinformatics and/or computational biology projects
  • Strong Python, C++, Java, and/or JavaScript programming skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High motivation and ability to work independently.

Preferred qualifications

  • Ability to show evidence, in publicly visible projects, of experience on research bioinformatics and/or computational biology projects
  • Experience in glycoinformatics; mass-spectrometry, proteomics, and glycoproteomics data analysis; semantic web technologies and ontologies; bioinformatics portals and data resources; and computer algorithms and data-structures for graphs and trees
  • High-performance and cloud computing and related DevOps skills

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