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Bioinformatics Scientist

  • Location: South San Francisco
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 15 days ago

  • Sector: Pharmaceutical, Biotech
  • Contact: Stefanni LaJeunesse
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  • Expiry Date: 29 April 2021

​SciPro has teamed up with a premier clinical stage Biotechnology client to add a Bioinformatics Scientist to their Translational Bioinformatics group. In this group, you would responsible for advancing drug pipelines with use of cutting-edge bioinformatic and computational approaches.

Primary Responsibilities for Bioinformatics Scientist:

  • Designs and develops robust data analysis pipelines and software tools to support target discovery.

  • Contributes to the development of software infrastructure and visualization tools on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

  • Analyzes and integrates heterogeneous low throughput datasets with high throughput NGS datasets such as RNA-seq, Whole Genome and Single cell datasets.

  • Interrogates public databases such as TCGA, CCLE, GTex to infer data for biomarker discovery.

  • Works closely with translational and research teams in analyzing novel cell therapy datasets.

Education / Background for Bioinformatics Scientist:

  • PhD or master’s in computer science, mathematics, computational biology, physics or related quantitative fields. 

  • 2+ years of experience in bioinformatics software development using Python, and proficiency in working in a Unix environment.

Position Requirements:

  • Experience working with cloud computing infrastructures especially on AWS.

  • Hands on experience working with large-scale NGS dataset from DNA and RNASeq.

  • General understanding of genetics and sequencing.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience analyzing single cell multi-omics datasets.

  • Experience using Machine learning methods to interrogate large datasets.

  • Expertise in R/Bioconductor and familiarity with scripting languages.

  • Developing code using distributed version control tools.