Scientific Programmer - (R1030197) in Research Triangle Park, NC at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 7/19/2018

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Job Description

Launched in 2015, Q2 Solutions is a leading global clinical trials laboratory services organization. We help biopharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics customers improve human health through innovation that transforms science and data into actionable medical insights. Q2 Solutions is a quality driven, responsive partner with strong global experience and deep scientific and medical expertise. The Q2 Solutions joint venture was formed by Quintiles and Quest Diagnostics, combining the best of each parent organizations clinical trials laboratory services capabilities.


 EA Genomics, a division of Q2 Solutions, is a premier genomic services organization, excelling in implementing technologies and services to accelerate research in complex human diseases and the optimal treatment and diagnosis thereof.  The software infrastructure for analysis and processing in support of those services makes use of a combination of open-source and custom-built, specialized application software. 

The Bioinformatics Data Services group within EA Genomics is a multidisciplinary group that works alongside bioinformaticists, software engineers, and laboratory professionals to process and deliver next-gen sequencing (NGS) data.  In addition to interacting both with clients and groups within our organization regarding bioinformatic analyses, the group monitors general system health and contributes to improvements in our tools and processes.

Interact directly with clients on topics ranging from transfer of data, interpretation of analysis results, and consultation on current and future projects.  Provide support and technical expertise to develop and maintain programs to meet internal and external clients’ requests.  Implement project related solutions to the full scope of scientific and/or bioinformatic programming tasks.  
  • Process and deliver large amounts of NGS data using a mix of open-source and custom built tools. 
  • Provide expertise to internal and external clients and offer solutions to project needs.
  • Assist in the evaluation of computational efficiency of large-scale scientific and genomic sequencing computing systems.
  • Identify scientific system software components in need of improvement or replacement.
  • Maintain software infrastructure to support large-scale scientific genomic sequencing computing projects. 
  • Inform system administrators of hardware maintenance and support needs.
  • Develop programming documentation including plans and specifications, in collaboration with colleagues.
  • Develop, implement, and validate new product technologies and applications.
  • May be required to understand budget and quote assumptions.
  • May be required to produce Statements of Work, in collaboration with colleagues, for custom deliverables.  
All responsibilities are essential job functions unless noted as nonessential (N).

Job Requirements

  • Foundational knowledge in Linux/UNIX-based systems as well as HW-SW interfaces, storage, networking 
  • Navigate Linux environment using the command line and familiarity with general command line tools
  • Working knowledge of computing languages.  One or multiple of the following are strongly preferred: C/C++, Perl, Python, shell scripting within Bash or similar general purpose programming or scripting languages 
  • Working knowledge of SQL databases (e.g. SQLite, PostgreSQL, MySQL) is preferred
  • Good organizational, interpersonal, leadership and communication skills
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks and projects
  • Ability to communicate complex computational outputs to non-technical clients
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients
  • Bachelor's degree or educational equivalent in computer science, statistics, biology or related field and 1 year relevant experience or Masters degree or educational equivalent in computer science, statistics, genetics/molecular biology, bioinformatics or related field; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers
  • Regular sitting for extended periods of time
  • Occasional travel
EEO Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

We know that meaningful results require not only the right approach but also the right people. Regardless of your role, we invite you to reimagine healthcare with us. You will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve human health outcomes.

Whatever your career goals, we are here to ensure you get there!

We invite you to join IQVIA™.

Job ID: R1030197