Scientific/Bioinformatics Programmer

University of Buffalo

Buffalo, NY

Job posting number: #7087240

Posted: October 15, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Summary
The Center for Computational Research (CCR) at the University at Buffalo (UB) invites applications for a full-stack scientific programmer. CCR ( is a leading academic supercomputing center that maintains high performance computing and storage resources dedicated to supporting the university’s research activities. The Center is seeking to hire highly motivated individuals who wish to work in a dynamic research environment.

Serve as Scientific Programmer (Software Engineer) at the Center for Computational Research (CCR) under the supervision of the Lead Computational Scientist and the Lead Software Engineer.
Enable faculty-led research at UB, especially in the Life Sciences, through the development of web-based applications (both GUI’s and server-side), algorithm development, relational and non-relational databases, and custom scientific software.
Support the REDfly project (, a major resource for gene regulation research.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About UB
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.
Minimum Qualifications
A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with an emphasis on programming, or in a scientific or engineering discipline with extensive experience with software engineering is required. However, a combined education and experience equivalency will be considered. A background in biology or a related scientific field is also desirable.

Demonstrated proficiency in software engineering and strong experience in software development are required. Very strong programming skills using PHP and JavaScript in a Unix/Linux computing environment are required.

Good oral and written communication skills are required.
Preferred Qualifications
Experience with ReactJS and familiarity with programming languages such as Go and Python is desirable. Other preferred skills include building interactive web-based portals, scientific programming, database design, basic Unix/Linux systems administration, and experience with containerization tools such as Docker. Knowledge of biology/bioinformatics and familiarity with genome browsers and GMOD software is a plus.

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Job posting number:#7087240
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
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