Scientific Programmer I

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7108421 (Ref:12808-en_US)

Posted: August 19, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Human Genome Sequencing Center (HGSC) at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking a scientific programmer to support the Automation and Robotics group. This position offers tremendous opportunities for professional growth.   

The HGSC was founded in 1996 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.  

Job Duties

  • Performing basic laboratory work in molecular biology, including DNA library construction and qPCR.
  • Performing routine laboratory procedures to assist in the research lab's production. 
  • Optimizing and debugging robot liquid handling methods.
  • Executing operational and performance qualifications on robot installations.
  • Calibrating and validating robot pipettes.
  • Troubleshooting application protocols and instrumentation.
  • Testing new robot software upgrades and features.
  • Collecting, compiling, and analyzing data.
  • Documenting results of experiments.    
  • Available to share evening and weekend support as needed.
  • Providing enthusiastic customer support.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, or a related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • No experience required.



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.



Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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Job posting number:#7108421 (Ref:12808-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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