Oregon Health & Science University

Research Software Engineer (Research Engineer 2 or 3)

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
SM.BME Biomedical Engineering
Salary Range
Commensurate with qualifications, experience, and equity
Mon-Fri w/ occasional weekends
8:30am - 5pm w/ occasional evenings
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Computational Biology Program at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), Portland, OR is committed to leading the development of next-generation patient care through discoveries made by big data analytics, enabled by values of open access data, open source code, highly collaborative team science, and professional software engineering methodologies.

Function/Duties of Position

As a software developer, you will specialize in genomic, imaging, and clinical analysis applications, leveraging your talents to change the world in the fight against disease. You are: passionate about open-source software and transparent sharing of information, enthusiastic about working on a team that finds quantitative insights in complex data and develops interactive tools to enable clinicians and researchers to understand cancer or other diseases, experienced in thinking analytically and developing software tool and an organized self-starter who enjoys creative freedom in solving computational challenges. Responsibilities include:



  • Develop and extend analytics and data management applications to facilitate management and analysis of genomics, clinical, and imaging data
  • Establish and maintain standards for structured software & systems engineering, including requirements, design, code, test, quality, configuration & release management and project management
  • Provide documentation and user support allowing computational researchers across campus to access and re-use analysis tools
  • Maintain well-curated, highly structured, transparent omics, imaging, or clinical data resources
  • Develop tools to integrate commonly used open source bioinformatics software applications
  • Participate in leading international efforts aimed at establishing best practices and standards for genomic data representation and analysis

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field and 5 years of relevant experience; OR Master's degree in relevant field and 3 years of relevant experience. (Those with Bachelor's degree in relevant field with 3 years of relevant experience will be considered for the Research Engineer 2 level)
  • Advanced skills in multiple high level programming languages, preferably Python, JavaScript, Java, Scala, and/or R
  • Experience in professional software development techniques
  • Bug and issue tracking systems
  • Distributed source code management systems
  • Strong ability to initiate and collaboratively drive projects as a dedicated and passionate member of a diverse non-hierarchical team
  • Critical thinker, with willingness and ability to learn new subject areas
  • Ability to effectively translate and convey expertise across domains
  • Excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills, both written and verbal
  • Collaborative approach to resolving problems

Preferred Qualifications

  • 7+ years full-time development experience
  • Computing experience in a Unix/Linux environment
  • Experience in a professional, team-oriented software development environment
  • A passion for developing web services for science applications, including: distributed workflow execution and data processing, UI design for data exploration and visualization and hands-on DevOps for scientific computing environments

Additional Details

Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a cover letter and resume/CV.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


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