Berkeley Lab's Biological Systems and Engineering Division has an opening for an Associate Software Developer. You will be responsible for working in a team on the creation, elaboration and maintenance of innovative software systems to capture and store experimental data and research results to support ABF andJBEI's microbiology, biochemistry, metabolic engineering, and plant science research teams. You will work collaboratively with data scientists, software developers and researchers from the Synthetic Biology Informatics department, but must also show independence and leadership in research and development. You shall also be expected to present work, keep a record of activities and aid in publication of papers and writing grants.
The mission of the Agile BioFoundry (ABF) is to dramatically expand our capabilities to design and engineer biological systems for public benefit. To this end, ABF develops world-class research in leading-edge topics such as synthetic biology, systems biology, functional genomics data analysis, and biological process automation. ABF is growing synthetic biology beyond the bench-scale, through the integration of existing experimental techniques, automated DNA construction, advanced laboratory robotics, and data analysis pipelines. This will increase the rate of discovery by automating repetitive tasks and focusing on data analysis for improved performance.
Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities. This position will be filled at the Associate Software Developer 1 or Associate Software Developer 2 level, dependent on experience.
Associate Software Developer (Level 1) Specific Responsibilities:
Perform work under general direction and work on problems of moderate scope.
Develop new web applications for visualizing and managing data.
Provide new functionality and bug fixes of existing web applications such as the Experiment Data Depot (EDD) andArrowland.
Work with researchers in developing and maintaining a computational workflow which integrates new as well as existing tools with the final goal of enabling them to perform all tasks needed for 'omics data analysis from data retrieval to visualization.
Prepare presentations and papers for internal use, conferences, and peer-reviewed publication.
Maintain accurate documentation and source-code control for all work-product.
In addition to the above, Associate Software Developer (Level 2) Specific Responsibilities:
Work independently with little supervision, while delivering high quality products.
Work on problems of diverse scope; demonstrate good judgment in identifying solutions
Define software requirements and participate in determining the week to week direction of the work.
Experience interacting with laboratory researchers to understand data management procedures and requirements and troubleshooting software problems.
Experience developing production software in a research or technical (preferably biological) field or for scientific applications.
Master's degree or higher (PhD preferred) in computational biology, microbiology and bio- or chemical engineering discipline.
Familiarity with on-line public sequence and microbiology databases.
Familiarity with metabolic pathways and enzymology.
Coursework in microbiology, genetics or general biology.
Experience with developing applications to analyze and/or display/visualize scientific (preferably biological) data.
GUI design and usability testing experience.
Familiarity with AJAX and dynamic, interactive web based applications.
Familiarity with Docker.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on February 28, 2018.
This is a full-time, 2 year, term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) — Bldg. 978, 5885 Hollis St., 4th floor, Emeryville, CA.
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with thePay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provisionunder 41 CFR 60-1.4. Clickhere to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
Internal Number: 84533
About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.