Bioinformatics Scientist- Diagnostics (#361)

Organization: 
Illumina
Job Location: 
San Diego
Salary: 
DOE
Benefits: 

Medical, Dental, Vision, + more

Job Description: 

Why is one person more likely to develop a disease, like cancer, than someone else? Why would one person respond differently to treatment than another? Illumina’s technologies are helping researchers and clinicians around the world to answer these questions and others, on a scale not even possible a few years ago.

Illumina is the only life sciences company developing genome-wide technologies for genotyping, gene expression and sequencing—the three cornerstones of modern genetic analysis. By enabling studies of thousands of patient samples at once, our products set genetic discovery on fast forward. And we’re just getting started.

Bioinformatics Scientist:
Illumina develops tools for the discovery of genetic variation and the analysis of its biological significance. We have developed assays for applications including sequencing, whole genome genotyping, gene expression, methylation, and copy number variation. We are seeking an exceptional individual to contribute to technical comparative analysis of genomic data sets and related software tools. This individual will join a team of highly motivated scientists who are working to bring next generation sequencing tests into the clinical space as diagnostic tools

Responsibilities:
• Analysis of sequencing based data and application to reproductive health and cancer
• Benchmarking of genomics related software tools needed to analyze sequencing data
• Develop algorithms as well as automated software tools for analysis & reporting
• Assemble & deliver detailed written & verbal technical analyses for incorporation into regulatory filings

Requirements:
• Next Gen sequencing technology, tool usage, and data analysis
• Understanding & use of biostatistics and bioinformatics algorithms
• Critical problem solving and data analysis
• Proficiency in programming in C/C++/C#, Python, R or Perl
• Superior written and verbal communication skills

Education:
• Masters or PhD in computer science, mathematics, statistics, bioinformatics, or equivalent
• Biology knowledge strongly preferred
• IVD experience desired

When you join the high-performing team at Illumina, your work takes on new meaning—to an exponential degree. Our growth, our positive culture, and the impact our products are having in the world ignite a passion that drives our people forward. And together, we accomplish beyond expectations.

Illumina is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact Information: 

Please apply directly to our website at www.illumina.com/careers (#361)

About Our Organization: 

At Illumina, our goal is to apply innovative technologies and revolutionary assays to the analysis of genetic variation and function, making studies possible that were not even imaginable just a few years ago. These studies will help make the realization of personalized medicine possible. With such rapid advances in technology taking place, it is mission critical to have solutions that are not only innovative, but flexible, scalable, and complete with industry-leading support and service. As a global company that places high value on collaborative interactions, rapid delivery of solutions, and prioritizing the needs of its customers, we strive to meet this challenge. Illumina’s innovative, array-based solutions for DNA, RNA, and protein analysis serve as tools for disease research, drug development, and the development of molecular tests in the clinic.