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Research Associate Bioinformatics

San Mateo Metro Area, CA

Posted: 01/29/2019 Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -012019-23527
We seek a talented, collaborative Bioinformatics scientist to participate in the maintenance and development of biomedical data processing pipelines with a focus on Next Generation Sequencing (NGS). This individual will play a key scientific role enabling innovative computational analysis strategies across a wide range of data sources to empower data-driven decisions and improve therapeutic outcomes in complex diseases of unmet medical need.

Working alongside computational researchers across the Research and Early Development organization, responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Apply contemporary methods for genomic data processing, analysis and mining.
Maintain, execute and enhance NGS data processing pipelines.
Contribute to presentation and reporting of methods, results and conclusions to a publishable standard.

Background experience & complementary knowledge:
Expertise in the analysis of large genomic datasets, and contemporary methods for processing, analysis and integration of NGS data are prerequisite. The position would suit an individual with exceptional NGS bioinformatics, communication and collaboration skills.
Masters in bioinformatics, computational biology, genetics, computer science or related discipline.
Excellent programming skills using scripting languages (e.g. Perl, Python), R, bash.
Experience with standard bioinformatics tools and databases used for the analysis of Next generation sequencing data.
Experience developing and integrating data analysis tools to manipulate large NGS datasets (RNA-seq, Whole exome sequencing, Whole genome sequencing, ChIP-seq etc)
Experience with high performance computing and docker is REQUIRED.
Experience with cloud computing (AWS) and cloud HPC is a plus.
Experience with SQL and noSQL databases is a plus.
Experience with workflow languages (e.g. WDL, CWL) is a plus.
Demonstrated ability for deep and creative thinking.
Motivated, innovative and strong team player able to function with a high degree of independence.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Fluent verbal and written English language skills prerequisite
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