Brown University, Computing and Information Services seeks a Biomedical Software Developer to join the CIS Biomedical Informatics team.
The Biomedical Software Developer will support research initiatives within the Brown Center for Biomedical Informatics (BCBI), a transdisciplinary group leading initiatives that spans the full spectrum of biomedicine and health care. He/she will join Brownâ™s Data Science Practice, a central team of data scientists who support a range of data-intensive projects across the University. The Biomedical Software Developer will primarily support projects at BCBI, but will have opportunities to explore other projects supported by the Data Science Practice. Responsibilities will include prototyping, developing, and deploying software that supports projects led by BCBI-affiliated researchers.
The Biomedical Software Developerâ™s principal efforts will be focused on the development of software and web applications for managing, analyzing, and visualizing biomedical and healthcare datasets, which may be defined by work supported by extramural grants and contracts. The Biomedical Software Developer will be an active participant in exploring creative new approaches for leveraging heterogeneous data to support biomedical research, healthcare, and policy initiatives in alignment with the vision for BCBI.
Please note: Cover letters and resumes must be included with all candidate applications.
This is a three year fixed-term staff position, with the possibility of extension contingent upon available funding.
Strong software engineering skills and a track record of developing software using Java.
Experience withâ”or an interest inâ”software development for the OpenMRS project, an open-source electronic health records (EHR) system.
Working knowledge with most of the following: Linux operating system, programming languages (e.g., Java, Ruby, R, or Julia), databases (e.g., MySQL or Oracle), Web languages and technologies (e.g., Ruby on Rails or D3), high-performance and distributed computing, and algorithm design and evaluation.
Two years experience in a quantitative, computational, and software development field.
Demonstrated experience in processing and analysis of large biomedical and health datasets.
Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
Ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities and deadlines, and an eagerness to take ownership of challenging and open-ended assignments.
Effective at communicating with audiences whose technical backgrounds vary widely.
Experience with biomedical and health data (particularly electronic health record [EHR] data) a plus
Roles and Responsibilities:
Develop, test, and automate analytic assets and software and support transition into production.
Provide analytical throughput for data needs in order to drive analysis and outcome development.
Develop and implement novel data visualization strategies to summarize results.
Develop and implement tools for automatic report generation to be presented to both internally and to external partners.
Troubleshoot data issues, validate result sets, recommend, and implement process improvements.
Support BCBI Data Scientist team with scripting, troubleshooting, and automate coding of BCBI assets.
Effectively communicate with BCBI stakeholders to elicit, capture, develop, and implement customer requirements.
All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.
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Job Posting Title:
Biomedical Software Developer
Office of CIO
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)
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Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.
Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Internal Number: REQ141881
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