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Manager Bioinformatics Developer


Cambridge, MA
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The Research and Early Clinical Development BT group is seeking a Bioinformatics Developer to join our team and drive forward Pfizer's Precision Medicine software portfolio. The successful candidate will contribute to the development, implementation and support of new and existing bioinformatics, multi-omics, genetics and clinical data and informatics solutions. In addition, the candidate will collaborate with team members and scientists across Pfizer to improve and further develop existing informatics systems and data workflows. They will possess a strong software development background and complementary scientific and computational biology knowledge.


+ Designs, codes, tests, corrects and documents moderately complex programs and program modifications from supplied specifications, using agreed standards and tools. Conducts reviews of supplied specifications, with others as appropriate.

+ Harmonizes and consolidates Precision Medicine application, data and infrastructure through new and existing solutions.

+ Supports and maintains the existing Precision Medicine application portfolio.

+ Maintains and extends existing informatics pipelines.

+ Integrates and analyzes data from disparate public, commercial and proprietary sources.

+ Leveraging a deep knowledge of scientific workflows for omics, genetics and clinical data, specifies user/system interfaces and translates logical designs into physical designs taking account of target environment, performance requirements and existing Precision Medicine informatics systems. Produces detailed designs and documents all work using required standards, methods and tools, including prototyping tools where appropriate.


Required Skills

Strong technical, analytical, and problem solving skills.

Strong communication abilities.

Excellent computer programming skills.

Interest in learning new technologies, frameworks and programming languages and keeping up-to-date.

A dedication to software development best practices and methodologies (unit testing, TDD, Agile, etc.).

Works well in a team or independently.


BS and 10+ years of experience OR MS and 7+ years of experience focused on developing software solutions in the pharmaceutical or biotech research sector.

Demonstrated experience in several of the following languages: Java/J2EE, Groovy, Python/Django, Perl, SQL.

Deep understanding of relational/non-relational database schema design.

Good scripting skills required in Perl, Python, Bash or similar.

Experience integrating data from different sources in different formats.

LIMS development experience is a plus.

**EEO & Employment Eligibility**

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

**Sunshine Act**

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative

**Additional Offer Details:**

- Last Date to Apply for Job: 11/17/2017

- Grade: 10

- Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.
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