Bioinformatics and Statistics Scientist

Zymeworks Inc
Job Location
540-1385 West 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6H3V9
65,000 - 85,000 CAD

This is a full time permanent position and employees will receive three weeks vacation, health and dental benefits, life insurance, and may be eligible for other organizational benefits including RRSP matching, employee stock options, subsidized gym membership, and company social events.  Expected salary range is 65000 to 85000/yr.

Job Description

Zymeworks is seeking a Bioinformatics Scientist, who will be responsible for developing bioinformatics tools for advancing our in-house technology platform for protein and antibody engineering, as well as incorporating statistical methods to analyze a wide range of experimental data.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the team with the implementation of bioinformatics tools, and develop statistical analysis techniques to analyze experimental and in-silico data.
  • Assist in data driven statistical analysis and validation of Protein Engineering and Preclinical experiments.
  • Work with the Protein engineering and Preclinical teams to gather requirements and specifications for bioinformatics methods.
  • Implement bioinformatics methods for protein engineering and antibody discovery in conjunction with the software development group.
  • Assist with special projects and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • MSc or PhD in Bioinformatics, Mathematics, Computer Science or related field
  • Strong background in statistical analysis with experience in R, SPSS or other statistical packages
  • Strong skills in protein informatics and protein science, including protein sequence analysis and genomic analysis
  • Experience in implementing and validating protein informatics methods
  • Proficient in Python or any other programming language
  • Fluent in spoken and written English


Additional Qualifications and Experience

  • Experience with machine learning algorithms
  • Experience with Data mining, text mining
  • Knowledge of molecular simulations
  • Experienced in biostatistics and clinical data analysis
How to Apply

To apply for this position, please email your curriculum vitae and cover letter to with “1297: Bioinformatics and Statistics Scientist” in the subject line.

About Our Organization

Zymeworks is a fast-growing biotechnology company dedicated to the research, development, and commercialization of best-in-class therapeutic bispecific antibodies and antibody drug conjugates for treatment of cancer and autoimmune diseases. Zymeworks is proud to have active collaborations with both Merck & Co., Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company, and is committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of patients everywhere. 

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