Scientific Programmer II - School of Biomedical Informatics

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Scientific Programmer II - School of Biomedical Informatics

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Category: Information Technology

UTHealth Houston School of Biomedical Informatics

Requisition #: 230000YD

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Once you join us you wont want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

Applies experience and technical skills obtained from a concentrated degree program in the biomedical sciences, computer science or engineering in defining requirements and designing and developing highly specialized programs and applications in a research setting. In addition, this position mentors junior level colleagues.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Defines program and/or system requirements working with stakeholders.

  • Leads the design of programs and systems from requirements.

  • Ensures that the specification provided are thorough and detailed in order to avoid problems in coding development.

  • Verifies the design with system stakeholders. Makes changes as appropriate.

  • Translates program and system requirements into technical specifications.

  • Codes moderate and complex programs and ensures that the programs conform to technical specifications.

  • Thoroughly and adequately unit tests all functions of the program.

  • Designs and conducts system and integration testing. Works with stakeholders to verify results.

  • Prepares documentation on the program or series of programs.

  • Prepares the proper paperwork and follows correct procedures for implementing new programs or changes in production.

  • Responsible for the maintenance of completed/existing programs and systems.

  • Adheres to departmental standards and generally accepted industry standards, policies and procedures for system development. Promotes the adherence to standards among junior colleagues.

  • Maintains currency in subject matter required to perform job. Consults resource materials as needed.

  • Perform quality assurance reviews on junior colleagues’ work.

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Professional competency in one or more of the following scientific programming languages: JAVA, C# .NET framework, Perl, Python, or other scientific programming languages as appropriate to research focus.

  • Professional competency in mathematical modeling and statistical computing required.

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or engineering.

Minimum Experience:

  • Three years of relevant research experience in appropriate scientific area.

Physical Requirements:Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.Security Sensitive:This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

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Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.