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Openhumans.org - Lead Software Engineer

por Chrissie Himes Published on 22/01/2014 15h16
Openhumans.org is hiring a Lead Software Engineer!

As the Lead Software Engineer at you will work on the Open Humans Network, a project that aims to help people aggregate and share their health and trait data to advance scientific, educational and humanitarian causes.

Our model for this initiative is the work we’ve done on the Harvard Personal Genome Project (PGP), which has over 3,000 volunteers publicly sharing extensive biological and trait data, including hundreds of whole genomes, exomes, and genotyping data sets, over 1,000 health records, microbiome datasets from various bodily habitats, device data, brain imaging, etc. This combination of a highly informed and engaged community of volunteers and their contributions of extremely rich biological and health data, along with a network of collaboration-minded researchers, is an incredibly powerful scientific and educational resource that is unrivaled elsewhere. We will build on this momentum with this exciting new initiative that will transform participatory research and advance human health.

We're looking for someone who...

  • Is interested in building and managing a full-stack website. As the Lead Software Engineer, you’ll be able to make decisions about what kind of technology is used and how it’s deployed.
  • Has used multiple programming languages to build production systems (e.g. Python, Ruby).
  • Is experienced with back-end web development (e.g. Rails or Django).
  • Is comfortable managing Unix-like servers and has opinions about how to store and disseminate large datasets (currently around 50TB total, although we would start with managing <10GB).
  • Works well in a small team of developers and scientists.
  • Loves science, participatory research, and free software ideals.
  • Believes in our mission!

About PersonalGenomes.org

PersonalGenomes.org (PG.org) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to generate, aggregate and interpret human biological and trait data on an unprecedented scale. PG.org's mission is to make a wide spectrum of data about humans accessible to increase biological literacy and improve human health. Its efforts are informed by values encouraging greater transparency and collaboration between researchers and participants. PG.org supports the Personal Genome Project (PGP) global network. The first PGP research study was founded at Harvard Medical School in 2005, and PGP sites now exist at leading institutions in four countries. We also produce the annual Genomes, Environments and Traits (GET) Conference. More information is available at http://www.personalgenomes.org

About Open Humans

We have years of practical experience, thousands of participants, and diverse data sets accrued. What we need now is an experienced developer to build a site for participants and researchers to manage and publicly share this data.

Location

We would prefer for the software engineer to be based in the Northeast of the United States, ideally Boston or New York City areas. We can be flexible on geography, with the right person. We collaborate with people all over the globe.

Your experience

In addition to your resume or CV, please feel free to share any free software projects, side projects, and development experiences you are proud of.

Compensation

We offer a competitive salary, commensurate with experience.

Contact

Jason Bobe, Executive Director

email: jason@personalgenomes.org

http://openhumans.org/#now_hiring

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