Back-end Engineer

08/01/2019 Boston, MA ∙ 0 APPLY VIEW ALL JOBS

Duties & Responsibilities
We are looking for a motivated Back-end Software Engineer to join the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School, for an exciting opportunity in steering how clinical genomics data will be analyzed and annotated in a new genomics analysis platform.

Genome sequencing is becoming a routine approach for diagnosing genetic diseases, as well as discovering new disease mechanisms. As the number of patients referred to genetic screening is increasing, there is a clear need to build effective solutions to manage their data for clinical applications and discovery research.

The Clinical Genomic Analysis Platform (CGAP) at Harvard Medical School is envisioned as a scalable research and clinical web-based application for analysis, annotation, visualization, and reporting of genomic data. CGAP is developed by a multidisciplinary diverse team of clinical geneticists, bioinformatics scientists and software engineers. The working environment combines the best features of a startup (fast pace, flexibility, flat hierarchies) with those of one of the leading medical schools (excellent benefits, outstanding opportunities for learning, great resources, brand recognition).

The Back-end Software Engineer is responsible for leveraging the content and capabilities of our growing next-generation sequencing data. The scope of this role will include responsibility on data integrity, processing data at scale, serving content to the front-ends, integrations with internal and external systems, and end-to-end testing. The back-end software engineer will be working closely with other engineers, as well as computational, experimental and clinical geneticists.

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Additional Information
This is a 12-month term appointment with the possibility of renewal contingent on funding.

Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including: 

Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year. 

Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date. 

Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service. 

Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools. 

Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute. 

Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services. 

Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.

The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Job Function
Information Technology


USA - MA - Boston

Biomedical Informatics

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00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

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EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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