The Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (PAVIR) is seeking a Bioinformatics Web Developer position to support research and development in the Genetic Medicine Program at the newly established research center Palo Alto Epidemiology Research and Information Center for Genomics at the VA hospital.
Our highly dedicated bioinformatics team works with petabytes of genomic data, in on-premise HPC and public cloud platforms. Along with high profile academicians and industry leaders, we transform big data genomics practices and translate bioinformatics research to facilitate precision health and medicine.
The ideal person for this position is a skilled developer who is passionate about improving health care. They will use cutting-edge technologies to develop tools, pipelines, and platforms to support the center's goal of analyzing and interpreting large and high-quality human genetic data. The successful candidate will have deep knowledge of scientific software development, experience with massive scale data analysis, and a strong grasp in high performance computing and cloud technologies.
This is a full-time, Exempt (Salary-paid) position. Location: Palo Alto, CA.
13 paid Holidays
Life Insurance - paid by PAVIR
Long-term and Short-Term Disability Insurance - paid by PAVIR
Flexible Spending Account
401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Match and Profit Share
PAVIR is a nonprofit foundation affiliated with the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). As a condition of employment, all PAVIR employees are required to have an approved appointment with VAPAHCS and complete a background check before they can commence work.
Develop web portal(s) to facilitate data access, sharing, and cloud-based computational workflow
Create and manage APIs to enable programmatic control over data & workflow operations
Integrate existing and novel solutions to visualize, sort and filter data
Use metadata dictionaries and ontologies to define data models that encourage data sharing and reuse.
Required: Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) in computer science, computational physics/biology, bioinformatics, genetics, or a related field;
Desired: Master's degree in computer science, computational physics/biology, bioinformatics, genetics, or a related field.
At least one year of related experience and a Bachelor's degree or 2+ years of experience in software development of frontend and backend web technologies. An advanced degree or post-doctoral experience will be considered in lieu of above-mentioned work experience;
Experience in at least one or more relevant programming language (Python, R, Java, C++, Perl, etc.);
Experience in API development (e.g. REST, GraphQL);
Experience using one or more of: SQL, NoSQL, or graph databases.
Desired: Experience working in a cloud environment (e.g. GCP, AWS, etc.) and semantic web technologies.
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:
Proficient in Python or Java;
Expertise in API development (e.g. REST, GraphOL);
Expertise using one or more of: SQL, NoSQL, or graph databases;
Ability to comply with VA rules and regulations;
Knowledge of techniques to manage user access control and ensure data security, desired;
Knowledge of biomedical ontologies, desired;
Knowledge of general principles for regulatory compliance, desired;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Ability to deliver excellent results while working independently and being a team player.
Physical Demands: Sitting in front of a computer for long periods of time, repetitive movement, etc.
Environmental Conditions: Office environment.
PAVIR engages in nonprofit medical research and works with sponsors and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) in administering funds for conducting research to find new and improved ways to combat human disease and help people with disabilities. Please refer to our website for additional information: www.pavir.org
PAVIR is pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, Women, Veterans, and Individuals with a Disability are encouraged to apply. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, please contact our Human Resources department at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (PAVIR) engages in nonprofit medical research and works with sponsors and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) in administering funds for conducting research to find new and improved ways to combat human disease and help people with disabilities. Please refer to our website for additional information: www.pavir.org