Associate Bioinformatics

Job Location
San Diego, CA
Competitive Base + Bonus + RSU equity


Job Description

Bioinformatics Associate Scientist Illumina – Bioinformatics associate scientist position in Illumina’s oncology business unit responsible for developing innovative solutions at the interface of bioinformatics and cancer biology. Job Summary: As a bioinformatics associate scientist in Illumina’s oncology business unit, you will play an integral role in supporting product development of genomics-based solutions for oncology. Primary responsibilities will include analysis of next-gen sequencing data, novel algorithm design and providing general bioinformatics support to teams within the oncology business unit. Job duties include: • Employ the latest methods in bioinformatics to oncology-related next-gen sequencing data sets. • Provide support to ongoing projects in fast paced research and product development environments. • Engage in collaborative research and publications. • Maintain familiarity with current scientific computing approaches. • Maintain familiarity with the field of oncology. • Keep detailed lab notebooks; prepare reports, invention disclosures, updates and summaries for managers and teams as directed.


Demonstrated accomplishment in some or all of the following skills is preferred: • Proficiency in Perl/Python, Matlab/R, and/or C/C++/C#. • Understanding & usage of bioinformatics algorithms. • Critical-thinking skills and experience in managing/interpreting large biological datasets. • Next Gen sequencing technology, tool usage, and data analysis is a plus. • Superior written and verbal communication skills. Education: • B.S. or M.S. in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, mathematics, or related field. • Background in oncology or clinical experience a plus. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability

How to Apply

You can apply at and search for Req 1365BR.

About Our Organization

About Illumina Illumina ( is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of life science tools and integrated systems for the analysis of genetic variation and function. We provide innovative sequencing and array-based solutions for genotyping, copy number variation analysis, methylation studies, gene expression profiling, and low-multiplex analysis of DNA, RNA, and protein. We also provide tools and services that are fueling advances in consumer genomics and diagnostics. Our technology and products accelerate genetic analysis research and its application, paving the way for molecular medicine and ultimately transforming healthcare.

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