Galaxy wants YOU, damnit

Cleveland Clinic

Johns Hopkins University

Oregon Health and Science University

Penn State University

Working for the Galaxy team provides a rare opportunity to perform research and develop software at the leading edge of life sciences, genomics, data-intensive computing, and big data analytics.

We develop Galaxy, a free, open-source platform that (a) enables researchers to store, analyze, visualize and share genomic data and analyses, and (b) provides genomic tool developers with the ability to deploy their tools within a complete analysis framework. Galaxy is well known with thousands of researchers worldwide using it on a daily basis. Our team members are well regarded and widely recognized within the biomedical research. With genomics being the pivot of future life sciences and healthcare, joining the Galaxy project will open an immense array of possibilities.

Positions are currently available at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland in the lab of PI James Taylor.

Software Engineers

At Johns Hopkins University

We have a wide variety of active projects, current areas of expertise sought include:

  • Distributed computing and systems programming. We are engaged in the development of workflow systems, cloud computing based solutions, and other projects involving high performance and data intensive computing.
  • Web-based visualization and visual analytics. We are building novel interactive visualizations of large genomic datasets that leverage cutting edge Web technologies.
  • Informatics and data analysis and integration. We build and use tools to analyze large datasets generated by high-throughput DNA sequencing to understand genomes and genome function.
  • Bioinformatics application areas such as re-sequencing, de novo assembly, metagenomics, transcriptome analysis and epigenetics.

Regardless of your areas of expertise we seek talented, self-motivated individuals to join our team. Galaxy is developed in an academic research environment, and members of the Galaxy team work closely with biomedical researchers on projects at the leading edge of data-intensive biology.

Galaxy is written in Python, but also makes substantial use of JavaScript, Canvas, and other modern Web technologies. Many of the analysis components of Galaxy are performance critical and are implemented in C and other languages as well.

Postdoctoral Scholars

At Johns Hopkins University

We are recruiting postdoctoral scholars with expertise in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Our work on Galaxy is driven by our biological and biomedical research programs, and we are interested in hearing from potential postdocs with a wide variety of research interests:

  • The Galaxy project, which builds software and infrastructure to make computational biology accessible to experimentalists. Research foci include both the development of analysis and data management tools, and the development of novel user interfaces and interactive visualizations for analyzing large-scale data.
  • Genomics and Epigenomic mechanisms of Gene regulation, the role of transcription factors and chromatin structure in global gene expression, development, and differentiation. We are particularly interested in the role of 3D genome organization in gene regulation and integration of sequencing and imaging approaches.
  • Transcriptomics, particularly resolving full-length transcripts and understanding regulation of isoform usage.
  • Vertebrate comparative and functional genomics, particularly through the development of novel machine learning, data mining, and data integration methods incorporating genomic sequence and experimental data.
  • Distributed and high-performance computing for data intensive science, specifically genomics.


We'd love to hear from you. Please send your CV, a cover letter, and the names/e-mail addresses of three references to gxyhiring AT galaxyproject DOT org. The Galaxy Project is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community. Johns Hopkins University, Penn State University and George Washington University are Equal Opportunity employers.