Bioinformaticist - Expert in human genotype to phenotype modeling

Organization
Parabon NanoLabs
Job Location
11260 Roger Bacon Drive
Suite 406
Reston, VA 20190
Salary
Negotiable. Based on experience.
Benefits

Salary + full benefits including stock options, health/dental, life/disability, 401k, and FSA

Job Description

A bioinformaticist is sought to develop statistical models to predict medical outcomes and physical traits, make kinship inferences from DNA, and discover the genetic variants that inform such models via genomic data mining. Successful hires will join an interdisciplinary research group pursuing ambitious, long-term projects aimed at achieving major scientific advances in the fields of medicine and forensics.

Responsibilities

In this position, scientists will validate and manage genomic datasets; statistically analyze phenotypic, genotypic, and environmental data; and create predictive models for both medical and forensic use. The Bioinformaticist is expected to also be capable of driving the identification and implementation of emerging technologies for improvement of available genetic information platforms and emerging statistical tools and methodologies. This position is also expected to provide support for computational biology and genomics experts towards development of computational tools such as data analysis pipelines. The scientist will assist with the development of new project ideas and subsequent writing of proposals to submit for funding. Finally, scientists in this position will support the company's drug development teams with the creation of genetically informed, personalized therapeutics.

Learn about the Bioinformatics Program at Parabon:

Visit the sites listed below to learn about some of the projects, technologies and services you will work on as an employee at Parabon:

 

Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • PhD or PhD completion expected in the next 6 months in Genetics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Applied Statistics, Computer Science, and/or an engineering discipline or equivalent degree.
  • Expertise in bioinformatic analysis of genomic, gene expression, and phenotypic data with 3+ years of experience in a professional or academic environment.
  • Proficiency with genomics and statistical software tools such as PLINK, R, Matlab, SAS, MDR or equivalent in an academic or professional environment

 

Preferred Qualifications, But Not Required

  • Experience with scientific programming like C/C++, Perl, Java, Fortran, or equivalent in an academic or professional environment.
  • Experience with bioinformatic tool and/or pipeline development in an academic or professional environment.
  • Strong writing ability and successful proposal writing experience
  • Familiarity with the field of forensic DNA analysis
How to Apply

Send resume with an email or cover letter describing your relevant genotype to phenotype modeling experience to [email protected].

About Our Organization

Parabon NanoLabs, Inc. is a vertically integrated DNA technology company that develops next-generation therapeutic and forensic products, which leverage the enormous power of DNA. Staffed by a uniquely qualified team of scientists and technologists, with expertise ranging from bioinformatics and oncology to chemistry and computer science, the Company is bringing to market revolutionary new products and services made possible by recent advances in DNA sequencing, processing and manufacturing technologies.

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