Bioinformatic Analyst

Organization
Ancestry
Job Location
San Francisco, CA,
Salary
DOE
Job Description

Job Description

 

AncestryDNA is seeking a motivated, collaborative and talented Bioinformatic Analyst with experience developing and maintaining genomic pipelines as well as analyzing the results of these pipelines. Working with a nimble team of physicians, geneticists, statisticians, computer scientists and epidemiologists, the Bioinformatic Analyst will use these pipelines to process and analyze our singular data set of genotypes, pedigrees and phenotypes. The successful candidate will also be responsible for working with software engineers to implement these pipelines and algorithms in a production environment and validate their results.  

Requirements

Qualifications

 

  • Master’s degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Computational Biology, or related.
  • Proficiency in one or more of python, Java, C/C++ or R
  • Experience with algorithms and pipelines to analyze genotyping and sequencing data
  • Experience working with relational and noSQL databases, software development environments, and modern version control systems
  • Working knowledge of statistics
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational, problem solving, and interpersonal skills will be needed in our fast-paced team
About Our Organization

Company Description

 

Ancestry is the largest provider of family history and personal DNA testing, harnessing a powerful combination of information, science and technology to help people discover their family history and stories that were never possible before. Ancestry’s suite of products include: AncestryDNA, AncestryHealth, AncestryProGenealogists, Fold3, Newspapers.com, Find a Grave, Archives.com, and Rootsweb.

AncestryDNA, is the world's largest consumer genomics database providing consumers insights into their ancestral origins. The service enables customers to not only uncover their ethnic mix and rich family stories, but discover distant relatives with a common ancestral match, and help solve the toughest family mysteries.

AncestryHealth, launched in 2015, empowers individuals to compile their family health history information to take charge of their health with tools to trace health conditions along family lines and understand what it means to individuals and their family while preserving this valuable information to share with their physicians and future generations.

  • AncestryHealth recently announced a collaboration with Calico, an Alphabet-funded biotech firm focused on longevity research and therapeutics, to investigate the heredity of aging/lifespan in diverse human populations. 

Ancestry by the numbers:

  • Since 1996, more than 16 billion records have been added, and users have created more than 70 million family trees on the Ancestry flagship site and its affiliated international websites. 
  • More than 1.2 million people genotyped in the AncestryDNA database.
  • Ancestry revenues have increased from $225M in 2009 to $620M in 2014.

The company has more than 1,300 employees in locations across the globe. Headquartered in Utah, Ancestry has offices in San Francisco, Dublin, London, Sydney, Munich, and Stockholm. 

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