The HGSC was founded in 1996 under the leadership of Dr. Richard
Gibbs and is a world leader in genomics. The fundamental interests
of the HGSC are in advancing biology and genetics by improved
genome technologies. As one of the three large-scale sequencing
centers funded by the National Institutes of Health, the HGSC
provides a unique opportunity to work on the cutting-edge of
genomic science in a state of the art institution. Today, the HGSC
employs ~ 200 staff, and it occupies more than 36,000 square feet
on the 14th, 15th, and 16th floors of the Margaret M. and Albert B.
Alkek Building. The HGSC is located on the southwest edge of
downtown Houston, the fourth largest city in the U.S., in the Texas
Medical Center, the world's largest medical complex. The major
activity of the HGSC is high-throughput DNA sequence generation and
the accompanying analysis. The HGSC is also involved in developing
the next generation of DNA sequencing and bioinformatics
technologies that will allow greater scientific advances in the
This Bioinformatics Analyst I position will work under the
direction of a senior analyst. The Analyst will develop and use
automation to validate, format, and submit data and its associated
metadata to various external destinations such as the National
Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). The Bioinformatics
Analyst Iwill automate repetitive tasks. Additionally, the Analyst
role encompasses an emphasis on learning and programming.
- Works with internal and external stakeholders to identify data
and metadata deliverables.
- Uses semi-automated workflows to validate, format, and submit
Next-Gen sequence and assembly data along with its associated
- Designs, codes, tests, debugs, and maintains programs for
processing metadata relating to genome sequences.
- Maintains and improves systems (in bash and Python) for
tracking genomic data and related metadata submissions to national
- Researches, assesses, imports, confi gures, and customizes
third-party software in order to achieve teamgoals.
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Biological Science, or a
- No experience required
- Master’s degree in a related field.
- Experience with one or more scripting languages such as Python
- Experience with git. Experience with running commands in
- Experience with any other programming languages or informatics
systems will be considered a plus.
- Exposure to computational biology, genome informatics, or
biological laboratory processes.
- Familiarity with databases, either relational or
Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully
vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against
vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to,
COVID-19 and influenza.
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action/Equal Access Employer.