At Boston Children's Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It's in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness and in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Research Computing group and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.
The Research Computing group provides a variety of services to our research community including research software support and training; data management; cloud support; workstation support and much more, as we aim to offer researchers all the tools they need to generate, store, explore, visualize and analyze their data. We are currently also working on a number of infrastructure projects: deploying GSuite, increasing our storage capacity, deploying archival storage solutions for the long-term storage of big data (imaging, multi-omics), centralizing genomic analysis throughout the institution. Our projects are typically driven by researchers and completed in collaboration with other teams at BCH.
We are currently looking for an application development specialist. This position will be responsible for design, development, implementation, and maintenance of complex research computing applications and will serve as primary liaison for application development project team.The specialist will also provide timely assistance to BCH researchers, train and advise them on use of complex applications, implement custom data processing workflows, resolve existing issues, avert potential problems and further improve the functionality of complex research computing applications.
The Lead Application Specialist will be responsible for:
Having a positive attitude and the ability to develop productive relationships with researchers and members of the ISD Department.
Excellent problem solving, project management and communication skills. The ability to learn quickly and to write clear technical and compliance documentation.
Having the analytical skills to resolve problems that require the use of computational biology, mathematical, and technical principles.
Effectively persuading and negotiating with ISD and user management-level staff on issues and programs that impact the research community.
Effectively dealing with conflicting views or issues and mediating fair and workable solutions. Work requires excellent communication skills to effectively deal with conflicting views or issues, and mediate fair solutions.
To qualify, you must have:
The knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts typically acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree in Bioinformatics, or a closely related field (e.g. Computer Science in a combination with some Bioinformatics/Genomics courses), and at least six years' experience in a research environment.
Experience with bioinformatics software and pipelines.
Previous experience with clinical research systems and human subject research protocols.
If you are intrigued by the challenge of helping to support the pediatric research enterprise and its various components, then this opportunity is for you!
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.
Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
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About Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.