Research Software Engineer

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL

Job posting number: #7216934 (Ref:hlj_51803)

Posted: February 13, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

We are looking for a motivated individual to develop open-source software for biomedical data science that will be used at the Moffitt Cancer Center and around the world. Key projects that this individual will contribute to include Galaxy (, the NHGRI AnVIL ( data commons, and efforts to integrate internal Moffitt informatics platforms. An ideal fit for this position is an individual who is excited about developing great software for biomedicine, enjoys learning new technical skills, and excels in a collaborative environment.

This position is part of the Goecks Laboratory (, which is in the Departments of Machine Learning and Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at the Moffitt Cancer Center. The Goecks Laboratory develops data science methods and software tools to advance cancer research and patient care. Our areas of technical focus are computational infrastructure, cloud computing, and machine learning. Our areas of cancer research include precision oncology and spatial tumor analyses.

Position Highlights: 
•    Contribute to software that will be used at Moffitt and across the world to help advance biomedical research.
•    Opportunity to develop technical leadership skills by architecting and executing software development projects.
•    Learn new technical skills in important topics such as machine learning, cloud computing, distributed computing, and data engineering.
•    Work in a dynamic environment and collaborate with software engineers, data scientists, cancer biology researchers, and physicians.

The Ideal Candidate:
•    Expertise in the following areas: (1) software development; (2) analysis pipeline development; and (3) machine learning analyses. Expertise using software development and analysis skills in a scientific discipline is preferred.
•    Experience using open-source software libraries for traditional machine learning and deep learning. Experience using commercial machine learning libraries, experiment tracking software, visualization and reporting software, and scaling libraries is preferred.
•    Strong knowledge of the Python programming language plus experience in other programming languages such as R, Perl, C#, and Java. Knowledge of data structures, runtime analyses, and continuous integration preferred.
•    Experience developing web-based and/or scientific software that includes several components and/or libraries, including a database. Experience developing open-source software is preferred.
•    Enjoys working in a multidisciplinary and collaborative environment.

•    Develop informatics software and analysis tools for machine learning analyses of genomic, clinical, and imaging datasets. (30%)
•    Provide documentation and user support enabling computational researchers to access and use informatics software. (25%)
•    Maintain well-curated, highly structured, transparent omics, imaging, or clinical data resources and databases suitable for machine learning. (20%)
•    Develop software tools to integrate bioinformatics and machine learning software applications with data resources. (20%)
•    Establish and maintain standards for structured software engineering, including requirements, design, code, test, quality, configuration & release management and project management. (5%)

Credentials and Qualifications: 
•    Minimum of bachelor’s degree with two (2) years of software development.
o    Preference given to software development experience in biomedical data analyses and machine learning applications. 

Moffitt Cancer Center is the only NCI Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. Aside from the sunshine, beaches and year-round outdoor recreation associated with the Gulf Coast of Florida, Tampa is a thriving metropolitan city, which has become a hub for ground-breaking research, welcoming individuals from around the globe. This diverse city is engulfed with rich culture, year-round activities for all, beautiful beaches, amazing cuisine and so much more. We strive for work/life balance.

If you have the vision, passion, and dedication to contribute to our mission,
then we have a place for you.


Interested applicants should attach a cover letter summarizing their software development experience and accomplishments, a code sample, a current resume, and contact information for three references to Dr. Goecks. 

Mission To create a Moffitt culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion as we strive to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. Vision To advance and accelerate a culture of access, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is a priority at Moffitt and is meant "to promote a culture of diversity and inclusion as we contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer." The Enterprise Equity Department focuses its efforts on eliminating those obstacles to an individual’s ability to exist within their personal comfort zone at the cancer center. Everyone is important to meeting this priority. Addressing and responding to diversity and inclusion fosters an environment where mutual respect for diverse cultures, communication styles, languages, customs, beliefs, values, traditions, experiences and other ways in which we identify ourselves, is the expectation.

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Job posting number:#7216934 (Ref:hlj_51803)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
United States
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