Bioinformatics Research Scientist

Scripps Health
Job Location: 
San Diego, CA
Job Description: 

Bioinformatics Research Scientist

Scripps Translational Science Institute, La Jolla, CA

A post-doctoral research position is available at the Scripps Translational Science Institute ( in La Jolla, California. This position is funded by a grant from the NIH (National Human Genome Research Institute). The research in the group is focused on genomic and genetic studies of human disease using high-throughput sequencing technologies. For this purpose, we are developing new computational methods for the detection of DNA sequence variation from whole-genome and exome sequencing datasets.

We are looking for a motivated candidate with a strong background in Computer Science, Bioinformatics or Statistics who is interested in developing and applying new computational methods for the detection of DNA sequence variation (including SNPs and insertions/deletions) from high-throughput sequence data. The candidate is expected to develop and implement new computational methods, evaluate these methods using high-throughput genome sequencing datasets and participate in the writing of manuscripts for publication. Excellent bioinformatics and programming skills are essential. Experience working with high-throughput sequence data is preferred.


Ph.D. with strong background in Computer Science, Statistics or Bioinformatics is preferred. Candidates with training in algorithms/statistics, strong analytical and programming skills, and experience in analyzing high-throughput datasets are also encouraged to apply.

Significant programming experience in at least one of the following languages: C, C++, Java or Python

Experience working in a UNIX/LINUX computing environment and handling large datasets

Familiarity with bioinformatics tools

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Contact Information: 

Qualified applicants should apply online at (tracking code 14752, RESEARCH SCIENTIST III)