Director, Bioinformatics

Complete Genomics
Job Location: 
Mountain View, CA
Highly Competitive

Highly Competitive

Job Description: 

Position Code: 12-PD-064
Reports To: Vice President, Genomics
Department: Bioinformatics


Complete Genomics is looking for a leader of its expanding group of bioinformatics scientists to assist the development and application of methods and tools for complete genome sequence analysis. The ideal candidate will possess a broad understanding of genomics, genetics and bioinformatics, have superior leadership and cross-functional communication skills, and be able to successfully manage complex projects and influence multi-disciplinary teams.


• Adapt and develop analysis approaches and software tools for the use of complete genome sequence
• Interact with the research and development groups to implement new product offerings
• Prototype data delivery and analysis tools for new products
• Interact with sales, marketing and customers to understand and incorporate data utilization patterns into product development
• Prototype and transfer genome analysis tools to sales and customer support as part of bringing new products to market
• Comparative analysis of sequence data from multiple individuals


• Strong problem-solving skills and ability to think creatively
• Energetic and motivated self-starter
• Ability to learn quickly in a fast-paced startup environment
• Work in a team environment with a professional and positive attitude, influence cross-functional teams
• Excellent analytical and problem solving as well as communication and presentation skills
• Demonstrated independent thought and judgment in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria
• Strong statistical analysis skills. Experience with R ideal.
• Previous experience manipulating and analyzing very large data sets essential. Software skills appropriate for this analysis (shell scripting, Perl/Python, C/C++, SQL, etc.).
• Advanced degree in CS, statistics, or bioinformatics (or biology or genetics, along with a very strong analytical background)
• 8+ years of bioinformatics experience, 3 + years of management experience
• Knowledge of key third party software platforms, tools and databases for sequence analysis a plus
• Familiarity with common statistical and data mining techniques used in analyzing biological data a plus

Contact Information: 

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About Our Organization: 

Complete Genomics provides academic and biopharmaceutical researchers with complete human genomic data and analysis at an unprecedented quality, cost and scale without requiring them to invest in in-house sequencing instruments, high-performance computing resources and specialized personnel.

Complete Genomics Analysis Platform, or CGA™ Platform, combines our proprietary human genome sequencing technology with our advanced informatics and data management software and our innovative, end-to-end, outsourced service model to provide our customers with data that is immediately ready to be used for genome-based research. Our solution broadly enables researchers to conduct large-scale complete human genome studies.

We are looking for people who thrive in a challenging, fast-paced environment, who are team oriented, self-motivated, and committed to contributing to the success of our company.