Bioinformatics Analyst - Production

Dovetail Genomics
Job Location
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

As a Dovetail Genomics employee, you will receive Fortune 500 full-time benefits including comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, matching 401k plan, as well as paid holidays and PTO. 

Job Description

Our world-class production informatics team is growing, and we are seeking one highly motivated and detail-oriented analyst to operate, support, and improve our expanding commercial genomics services. You will work directly with the Bioinformatics Production Manager to:

  • Manage the flow of customer projects through production bioinformatics pipelines

  • Work with engineering and R&D groups to support process automation and data analysis

  • Design and document Standard Operating Procedures for bioinformatics workflows

  • Plan and perform specific bioinformatics experiments to address additional customer needs, or debug recurrent failure modes


In the course of our work we tackle many interesting challenges and we are looking for someone that can jump in and join us in developing elegant and timely solutions to these problems.

We’d love to talk to you if the following describe you:

  • A degree in a quantitative field

  • Demonstrated ability to write clean, functional code in a modern language (e.g. Python, C/C++, Java)

  • Comfortable in a UNIX/Linux command-line environment

  • Experience working with NGS data

  • Familiar with common bioinformatics tools (bedtools, samtools, bwa, GATK, etc.)

  • Able to communicate effectively in a cross-functional setting

Bonus points if any of these additional qualities apply:

  • Experience working with Docker in cloud environments (e.g. AWS) in a production setting

  • Practical experience in genome assembly

  • Love foosball or are willing to learn!


How to Apply

Only applications with an attached resume will be considered. We are not accepting phone calls related to open positions - candidates that meet our requirements will be contacted directly.

 To apply, send your personal CV to

About Our Organization

Dovetail Genomics is a Santa Cruz-based start-up company developing cutting-edge genomics technologies for vastly improving genome assembly, uncovering critical structural variation information, and many other exciting applications in genomics. We are a diverse, talented, multi-disciplinary team innovating in the field of genomics, with the ultimate goal of leaving a lasting impact on the world by providing researchers and clinicians with tools for better informing biological understanding.

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