Jun 09, 2022

Job Description

6000! That’s the number of associates in the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR). This division is the innovation engine of Novartis, focusing on powerful new technologies that have the potential to help produce therapeutic breakthroughs for patients.

NIBR Oncology is seeking an experienced software engineer with domain knowledge in bioinformatics to help develop applications to marshal, transform and visualize complex data sets from the clinical research space, such as genotypic and other omics biomarker assay outputs. While exciting, this sometimes presents a challenge—and we want you to help! Specifically, in this hands-on role, you will collaboratively architect and design software solutions that accelerate the work of our data scientists and lead or contribute to efforts to enhance and improve existing systems. You will work within a larger Engineering team following Agile practices and collaborate closely with data scientists to deliver the most impactful solutions possible. You should have a strong software engineering background and an understanding of the scientific domain.

- Design and build performant, well tested NGS production data processing pipelines (scRNA, bulk RNA, targeted DnaSeq, etc.)

- Contribute to joint development efforts with data scientists on tooling to filter and QC genomic variant calls

- Work on early-stage data analysis for new assays or novel data types

- Lead and manage development efforts, define project roadmaps, handle production support requests

- May manage, coach and mentor a junior developer

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Minimum Requirements

- A minimum 5 years of experience working in bioinformatics software engineering

- Experience working with clinical omics data in a regulated production environment strongly preferred (CLIA, CAP)

- Experience in Python development required

- Experience with R, Java and SQL are preferred

- Proficiency in a Linux environment is required

- Previous experience with HPC clusters is preferred

- Practical knowledge of software engineering, Agile development methodologies and development operations best practices is required

- Experience working collaboratively with a cross-functional team of engineers and data scientists is required

Why consider Novartis?

769 million! That’s how many lives our products touched in 2020. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

Accessibility and reasonable accommodations

The Novartis Group of Companies are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) call +1 (877)395-2339 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.

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Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
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Oncology NIBR
Cambridge, MA
Data Science
Full Time
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Principal Bioinformatics Software Engineer, Clinical Pipeline

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