Programmer Analyst II

Req #: mdac-00025632
Job Title: Programmer Analyst II
Job Category: Information Technology
Sub Category: Professional
Department: Epidemiology
Salary: $53600.00 – $80400.00
Employment Status: Full Time
Work Week: Mon-Fri
Shift: Days

PROGRAMMER ANALYST II ‘ 9326

SUMMARY
Function: To write and develop programs in C/C++, SAS, S-Plus/R, and other high level computer languages, such as Python, as required for genetic and epidemiologic analysis.

Scope: To aid in developing, writing, testing, and implementing scientific programs to simulate and/or analyze genetic data. Support and conduct statistical analyses for epidemiologists and geneticists, including data manipulation required prior to implementing statistical software. Perform quality control evaluations for genetic data.

DUTIES
Typical: Assist in defining and analyzing problems. Study and modify existing programs to solve specific problems. Develop new programs from specifications. Check computed solutions against known solutions. Check and prepare program and source code documentation and operating instructions. Prepare documentation of completed analyses.

Periodic: Provide guidance to statisticians and less experienced programmers.

SUPERVISION
Received: Direct supervision from manager, Computational and Genetic Epidemiology Section.
Given: May require supervising 1-2 computer programmers or other staff.

EDUCATION
Required: Bachelors degree with a major in computer science, applied mathematics, statistics, biostatistics or related field. Experience may be substituted for degree.

Preferred: M.S. degree in biostatistics, computer science or related biologic sciences.

EXPERIENCE
Required: Four (4) years experience in programming.
Preferred: The required experience plus one year in statistical computing for genetic epidemiologic studies and/or in developing and implementing computational methods, including parallel computation, using a Unix/Linux environment.

EQUIPMENT
Required: Knowledge of the capabilities of medium to large scale electronic computers and related peripherals.
Preferred: Knowledge of specific hardware and software in use at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.

EDUCATION
Required: Bachelors degree with a major in computer science, applied mathematics, statistics, biostatistics or related field. Experience may be substituted for degree.

Preferred: M.S. degree in biostatistics, computer science or related biologic sciences.

EXPERIENCE
Required: Four (4) years experience in programming.
Preferred: The required experience plus one year in statistical computing for genetic epidemiologic studies and/or in developing and implementing computational methods, including parallel computation, using a Unix/Linux environment.

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