Bioinformatics Programmer II - Molecular & Human Genetics - Atkinson (90006734)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7091371 (Ref:9913-en_US)

Posted: January 5, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Bioinformatics Programmer II will define project scopes, implement pipelines, and interpret results to achieve computational biology research objectives of the laboratory. They may advise junior members of the laboratory, assist in project development and grant writing, as well as implement genomics analyses in large datasets, visualize results, and write up results for dissemination/presentation.

Job Duties

  • Work closely with analyst colleagues to design and implement various methods for investigating association between genetic and phenotypic variables.
  • Apply existing and custom bioinformatics software to complex problems.
  • Research, assess, configure, and customize third-party bioinformatics software, and advise on decisions related to efficient and appropriate application of software.
  • Work alongside informatics colleagues to clean and analyze genetic and epidemiologic datasets. Application of these approaches to large-scale psychiatric and population genetic databases.
  • Create pipelines using existing analysis tools to process data in an automated and efficient fashion.
  • May provide technical guidance and work direction to lower level bioinformatics personnel.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Biological Science, or a related field. 
  • Two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Phd in related field or Master's degree in related field with relevant experience.
  • Ideal candidates for this role would have experience or interest in the following: strong initiative and ability to take ownership of assigned tasks and projects; ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment; solid understanding of genetic analysis methodologies and tools.
  • Practical experience with Unix environments and proficient in a programming language, preferably with some background in python and/or R. Familiarity with, or interest in, studying diverse and global population cohorts.
  • Familiarity with, or interest in, studying psychiatric phenotypes such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism and PTSD.
  • Good communication and and interpersonal skills.



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.



Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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