This position will broadly contribute to the creation of bioinformatics tools and the use of those tools to perform biomedical analyses. Initially, this position will focus on BioThings Explorer (github.com/biothings/BioThings_Explorer_TRAPI ), a tool that focuses on interoperability of application programming interfaces (APIs) to support biomedical data integration. BioThings Explorer allows users to easily query a federated, heterogeneous knowledge graph.
Scientific interests in the lab include drug repurposing, infectious diseases, and Alzheimer's Disease. BioThings Explorer will be used in these ongoing projects, though we aim to build tools that can be applied to any area of biology.
We are recruiting for either a Staff Scientist or a Bioinformatics Software Engineer. Candidates for the Staff Scientist position should have a Ph.D. in bioinformatics, computer science or a related discipline, and at least two years of experience programming in Python with a focus on building tools and/or infrastructure. Candidates for the Bioinformatics Software Engineer position should have a Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related discipline, and at least four years of experience programming in Python with a focus on building tools and/or infrastructure.
For both postings, experience in multi-developer environments is essential.
Prior expertise with one of more of the following is preferred:
• Semantic web
• Biomedical research
• Jupyter notebooks
• Amazon Web Services
• Developing APIs
• Working as part of a diverse, multidisciplinary team
Prior experience with one or more of these technologies is preferred. Descriptions of how and why you’ve used competing technologies is also welcome. Prior experience with open-source software and/or multi-developer teams is strongly preferred. Including links to public code repositories is strongly recommended.
US-based remote employment is welcome.
Informal inquiries via email are welcome. To officially apply, please use the appropriate link below.
Staff Scientist: www.scripps.edu/careers/?gnk=job&gni=8a78859e7649e3b50176630ec8c14e80&lang=en
Software Engineer: www.scripps.edu/careers/?gnk=job&gni=8a78839f7980b11d01798f75e87263c6&lang=en