St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Genomic Data Engineer in Memphis, Tennessee
Recognized as a world leader in mapping the genetic landscape of pediatric cancers, the St. Jude department of Computational Biology has developed state-of-art computational infrastructure, well-established analytical pipelines, and deep genomic analysis expertise with a track record of high-impact publications in top-tier biomedical journals such as Nature, NEJM, JAMA, Nature Genetics, and Nature Methods. The department of Computational Biology is seeking a highly motivated, analytical thinker for the position of Genomic Data Engineer to develop data stores and accompanying software used in big data bioinformatics analysis. The Genomic Data Engineer plays a key role in delivering highly accurate and timely data to scientists and clinicians at the forefront of genomic research into catastrophic childhood diseases. This position also requires experience working within a team of software and data engineers, writing and maintaining documentation relevant to the position’s scope of work, and assisting with the preparation and submission of manuscripts.
The department provides a highly interactive environment with collaborative opportunities across basic and clinical departments, access to high performance computing clusters, cloud computing environment, innovative visualization tools, highly automated analytical pipelines and mentorship from faculty scientists with deep experience in data analysis, data management, and delivery of high-quality results for highly competitive projects. This position is located in Memphis, TN, and relocation assistance is available.
Designing, developing, testing, and maintaining departmental data store infrastructure
Data curation and proactive data error discovery and resolution
Enhancing processes and systems to ensure complete and accurate data capture and to accelerate data delivery to scientists
Five (5) years of experience in database development and programming is required.
One year of experience required with a master's degree.
In-depth experience with relational databases, such as PostgeSQL or Oracle, SQL and PL/pgSQL (or PL/SQL) is required.
Linux shell scripting is required.
Experince with at least one of Python, Perl, or Java.
Proficiency in database design and programming, data modeling, and data quality control. Familiarity with bioinformatics is preferred.
Experience in a research or academic setting preferred
Other preferred experience & abilities
Database refactoring techniques
SQL statement and execution plan analysis and optimization
Relational database design
ETL tools and techniques
ORMs such as SQLAlchemy, Hibernate, ActiveRecord, or DBIx::Class
VCS, preferably Subversion
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Mathematics, or related field is required
Master's degree is preferred
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