Software Engineer

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

ID: 7252822 (Ref.No. hh-66064BR)
Posted: June 6, 2024

Job Description

Position Description

The Marks lab in the Department of Systems Biology is looking for a Software Engineer to work in a team using state-of-the-art machine learning approaches for modeling genomes and proteins from viruses to humans. This person will join a vibrant Computational Biology lab at Harvard Medical School and work as part of a team to build open source software to predict the effects of genetics and viral evolution modeling, genetic variation on human disease and protein design - among other projects. In this role, you may be expected to develop, monitor and provide support services for the EVCouplings server, build analysis pipelines for SARS-CoV-2 protein and RNA interactions within virus and host cells, shift to other variant of concern (CoV) models, and train lab members and collaborators in software developed and maintained by the Marks Lab. These tasks may include biweekly/monthly reporting, monitoring support services for EVCoupings, troubleshooting servers, and managing lab storage space and data use. The ideal candidate will have enthusiasm for learning new domains and advanced code fluency.

Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum of two years’ post-secondary education or relevant work experience
Additional Qualifications and Skills
  • Minimum two years’ additional post-secondary education or relevant work experience
  • Knowledge of information technology applications, processes, software and equipment
  • Demonstrated team performance skills, service mindset approach, and the ability to act as a trusted advisor
Additional Information
This is a 12-month term appointment with the possibility of renewal contingent on funding.

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

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

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