Information Technology, Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
At the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, we advance health science through research, education, and practice in statistical and computational methods and applications. The Quantitative Biomedical Research Center (QBRC) in the Department of Biostatistics is seeking a Software Engineer to help develop and build upon existing open source software to advance cancer research. Our focus is on developing cloud-based infrastructure with intuitive user interface and genomic presentation to enable cancer researchers to analyze, interact, share, and test their hypothesis. The new hire will work closely and collaboratively with the PI and senior researchers in the QBRC to gather user requirements, define analysis workflow, implement methods and data visualizations to advance cancer research.
This position will be co-supervised by Dr. Derrick DeConti, Director of the QBRC and Professor John Quackenbush. The QBRC includes Dr. DeConti, as well as two Research Scientists and a staff research data analyst, and several postdoctoral fellows who work with the Quackenbush laboratory.
Harvard University requires pre-employment reference checks and background screenings.
This position has a 90 day orientation and review period.
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health does not provide visa sponsorship for administrative and staff positions.
The Harvard T.H. Chan of Public Health is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – including fostering respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. To learn more about the Chan School's mission, objectives, and core values, please visit our website here.
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 complimentary health services. Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Experience in Java, R, and Python strongly preferred
Working knowledge of Node.js and NPM in addition to other scripting environments preferred
Experience in modern software development technologies, including distributed versioning systems, continuous integration, and Agile programming practices preferred
Experience with meeting deadlines and work cooperatively in a collaborative team preferred
Independent, self-motivated, and willing to take initiative preferred
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 53641BR
About Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.