Applications Bioinformatician

Oxford Nanopore Technologies
Job Location
New York, NY
Job Description

The role

There is an opportunity for a highly driven and talented individual to join the Applications Team in New York City (US) as an Applications Bioinformatician, responsible for showcasing the strengths of Oxford Nanopore’s technology by applying it to important biological questions. This role requires an individual who is enthusiastic and self-motivated, to support the activities of the Applications group.

The details

As a key member of the team, the Applications Bioinformatician will work with laboratory-based Applications scientists to help them plan and refine experiments, to interpret the data generated in the appropriate biological context, and to report the results clearly.

This individual will also interact with other bioinformaticians and data analysts in the company, to utilise and adapt their tools for analysis, and to work with Metrichor Applications Developers to transfer methods and analysis pipelines to help create Epi2me workflows.

The successful candidate will have a track record of analysing and interpreting large sets of DNA and RNA sequence data for a wide range of projects, and will be familiar with a broad range of bioinformatics tools for the analysis of DNA and RNA. He or she will be able to demonstrate the ability to adapt or modify these tools to achieve specific outcomes.

What we are looking for

This role requires a candidate with a strong background in biology or genetics, with a working knowledge of applied statistics and experience of scripting languages e.g. Perl, Python, R etc.

The Applications Bioinformatician will have good communication and interpersonal skills, as discussing and presenting data within the team and with other colleagues is a key part of the role.

Candidates will hold a PhD (or equivalent experience) involving a substantial amount of experience with analysis and visualisation of DNA and RNA sequence data.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.

Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job.

How to Apply

Please apply for this role through our company website, the link to our careers page is: 

About Our Organization

Oxford Nanopore Technologies has developed the world's first and only nanopore DNA sequencer, the MinION. The MinION is a portable, real time, long-read, low cost device that has been designed to bring easy biological analyses to anyone, whether in scientific research, education or a range of real world applications such as disease/pathogen surveillance, environmental monitoring, food chain surveillance, self-quantification or even microgravity biology.

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