Medical Research Programmer
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Medical Science & Computing (MSC) is an exciting growth oriented company, dedicated to providing mission critical scientific and technical services to the Federal Government. We have a distinguished history of supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies. MSC offers a dynamic and upbeat work environment, excellent benefits and career growth opportunities.
We attract the best people in the business with our competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k plan with employer contribution, paid holidays, vacation, Medical and Flexible Spending Accounts, Pre-Tax Transit Assistance and tuition reimbursement. If you enjoy being a part of a high performing, professional service and technology focused organization, please apply today!
Duties & Responsibilities
Medical Science & Computing is searching for a Medical Ontology Research Programmer to support the National Institutes of Health. This opportunity is a temporary position for approximately 12 months and it is on-site in Bethesda, MD.
The Medical Ontology Research (MOR) project requires the services of an experienced programmer to develop and maintain software tools in support of research at the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications (LHNCBC), National Library of Medicine (NLM). Programming support is needed to enhance existing software applications as well as develop new applications that utilize emerging standards and technologies. Strong communications skills as well as the ability to work independently will be needed in our research and development environment.
Formal education (minimum: Bachelor’s degree) in Computer Science
Experience with two or more operating systems (including Linux and Windows), with some System Administration experience
Experience with client/server programming
Fluent in at least two programming languages (including Java)
Experience with database administration and programming (preferably MySQL)
Experience administering web servers (Apache HTTP and Tomcat)
Familiarity with source configuration management/version management
Experience in a research and development (R&D) environment with demonstrated ability to analyze problems and propose multiple solutions
Demonstrated ability to write clear, correct, complete, understandable reports and documentation
Demonstrated ability to work independently
Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills
Experience with container technology such as Docker.
Experience with Semantic Web technologies (RDF/S, OWL), ontology editors (e.g., Protégé), RDF triple stores (e.g., Virtuoso) and Web Services
Ability to maintain awareness of state-of-the-art in Semantic Web technologies
Fluent with Java and Python
Experience with XQuery, XPath, XSLT processors and SVG
Experience with Concurrent Versions System (CVS)
Excellent writing skills, or awards for writing
Medical Science & Computing is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.