Programmer Analyst in Precision Medicine

Programmer Analyst at Columbia University Medical Center Department of Biomedical Informatics


Job Description

The department of biomedical informatics seeks a full stack software developer. Reporting to Dr. Chunhua Weng, the contact PI of the NIH-funded eMERGE grant, and collaborating with an interdisciplinary team, the incumbent is responsible for designing, developing, and implementing computerized systems to integrate genomic knowledge into electronic health records.

The project involves appraising, extracting and processing public genomic knowledge from various online databases, understanding and streamlining the data flow for generating and disseminating genetic tests reports within Columbia University Medical Center, communicating with prospective users of the system including clinicians or genetic counselors, extracting key data elements from these free-text genetic reports, and integrating the genomic information into our electronic health record systems for providing decision aids to clinicians and patients.

The candidate will serve as a member of a technical team, and is responsible for developing, maintaining, and enhancing the informatics solutions. Duties include needs assessment, design, coding, documentation, testing, and updating. The position requires translating technical specifications to meet requirements within the established software framework. The candidate will make presentations on a regular basis to eMERGE project PIs, executive management, and administrators to report status and obtain direction. Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications for Grade
Requires a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent in education and experience, plus at least 2-3 years of related experience.
Experience in web development, SQL Server Data Management, Perl, Python, HTML5, CSS, Javascript, SQL, and Unix

ADDITIONAL Minimum Qualifications

Good communication skills and workflow modeling skills are preferred

Preferred Qualifications

Special consideration given for familiarity with Web 2.0 technology and graphic design.

Must demonstrate successful completion of projects of significant scope and complexity, possess the ability and willingness to work efficiently with faculty, users and staff and perform multiple tasks with competing deadlines. Good judgment and communication skills are essential.


Salary will be commensurate with experience and come with attractive university benefits.


Contact Dr. Weng for more information