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Systems Software Developer

Apply now Job no: 508463
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: College of Science

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.


About the Opportunity:

Software Developer (Image stack processing, DNA sequencing)The Nanoscale Biophysics Laboratory at Northeastern University is seeking a skilled software developer to develop a DNA sequencing software based on optical analysis of single-molecule fluorescence data. The successful candidate must be an expert in python or imageJ, expertise in GPU-based image processing, be knowledgeable in statistics, AI/machine learning, and able to communicate regularly with research scientists on development and optimization of the DNA sequencing software and customization of the GUI interface. Although a Boston-area developer would be optimal, relocation is not a requirement to fulfil the requirements of this position.


Developing DNA sequencing software based on optical analysis of single-molecule fluorescence data (60%). Performing statistical research (30%).  Collaborating with research scientists to develop the software (10%).  


Bachelors degree in Physics, Computer and Information Sciences, Engineering, Computer Software Engineering, Computer Engineering Technologies, or related field required.

Candidates must have a healthy balance of hard and soft skills. This person will be working to outline and create the code and design for DNA sequencing software, but will also involve collaboration between research scientists at Northeastern’s College of Science.
• Proficient knowledge of python or imageJ, GPU-based image processing, and be knowledgeable in statistics, AI/machine learning.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Organizational skills with attention to detail.
• Analytical and problem-solving skills.

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In the Northeastern University College of Science, we embrace a culture of respect, where each person is valued for their contribution and is treated fairly. We oppose all forms of racism. We support a culture that does not tolerate any form of discrimination and where each person may belong. As a College, we strive to have a diverse membership, one where each person is trained and mentored to promote their success.

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