Bioinformatics Scientist

Job Location: 
San Diego, CA
Base, bonus, equity

Full benefits offered

Job Description: 

The Bioinformatics Scientist is responsible for developing algorithms and performing data mining for molecular biology experiments. The ideal candidate must be able to work in a collaborative research environment and be able to provide evidence of relevant research expertise in the form of presentations, software, technical publications, and/or knowledge of applications.

•Perform statistical and bioinformatic analyses of experimental data produced by MALDI-TOF MS, qPCR, Sequencing instruments
•Conduct data mining over internally produced and publicly available data sets
•Provide analysis information to management to aid in decision making on the development of new laboratory developed tests
•Provide bioinformatics support for the commercial launch of molecular diagnostics


• Master's degree required, PhD preferred in Computational Biology/Bioinformatics, Computer Science or related field
•Minimum of 6 years work experience with at least 3 years in a biotechnology setting
•Proficient in biological sequence analysis and analysis of next-generation sequencing data
•Strong knowledge of human genetics
•Proven track record of proficiency in data analysis and statistical learning
•Proficiency with at least one of the following high level programming languages: R/S-PLUS (preferred), Matlab, SAS
•Experience with Laboratory Developed Tests (LDT) highly desirable
•Programming experience in Java, Python or Perl and experience with databases and SQL highly desirable

Contact Information: 

Please apply online at or email resumes directly to

About Our Organization: 

Sequenom Laboratories, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sequenom, Inc., is a CAP accredited and CLIA-certified molecular diagnostics laboratory, dedicated to the development and commercialization of laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) for prenatal and ophthalmic diseases and conditions.
As a life sciences company, Sequenom (NASDAQ: SQNM) has a guiding vision: To improve healthcare by providing revolutionary genomic and genetic analysis solutions for the clinical research and molecular diagnostic markets.

What makes this vision a reality? Our deep commitment to "Quality of Science." For us, only the highest quality is acceptable. Sequenom team members thrive in a "science first" environment where ideas and innovation are part of daily life. This is your opportunity to work on cutting-edge science that is revolutionizing patient care.

Our innovation-driven culture means life at Sequenom is fast-paced, dynamic, and fun with rewarding benefits and performance rewards. With a clear vision for the future, all employees have the opportunity to make a difference and are encouraged to share new ideas. We foster a collaborative work environment and encourage curiosity at all levels. Our corporate headquarters is located in the heart of San Diego’s life sciences community, less than a mile from the beach.