Bioinformatics Director

Cellular Research, Inc.
Job Location
4040 Campbell Avenue
Suite 110
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Commensurate with experience

We offer rich benefits with a choice of medical, dental and vision, short and long term disability, company paid life insurance, holidays and paid time off.   

Job Description

We are looking for a Bioinformatics Director who can lead in a new strategic role at Cellular Research.  You will have an opportunity to guide the bioinformatics development of massively parallel single cell technology.  In this critical position, you will develop a unique informatics layer that leverages the analysis of genetic information from large numbers of individual cells in parallel, with simple and powerful molecular quantification, cell sub-typing, and highlighting of important expression signatures.


  • Design and implementation of single-cell transcriptome sequence analysis with emphasis on creating visualization tools and pipeline processing;
  • Steering the ongoing development of the company’s overall informatics architecture;
  • Managing a team of bioinformatics scientists and software developers;
  • Implementation of internal databases to support internal research and platform development;
  • Managing analytics program; interaction with internal and external collaborators and customers, as well as colleagues in marketing, research, and development;
  • Development of software packages to support the company's digital encoding assays;
  • Assess and manage third party software solutions.
  • Ph.D. or other advanced degree in Computational Biology, Computer Sciences or related discipline;
  •  5 - 10 years of experience leading and/or managing data flow and software development for modern genomic technologies;
  • Relevant programming skills e.g. C/C++, Perl, Java, XML, and SQL using Oracle/Microsoft SQL;
  • Highly motivated, independent self-starter with strong project management skills;
  • Desire to mentor and manage junior research associates and grow talent;
  • Able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.


About Our Organization

Cellular Research, Inc., is a biotechnology research and development company founded in 2011 by innovators from Silicon Valley and Stanford University.   Our mission is to revolutionize life science research by enabling high-precision molecular assays focusing on single cells and precious samples for application in basic research, drug discovery and clinical biology.  Cellular Research has developed Molecular Indexing to deliver these new capabilities.  This technology enables direct and precise counting of individual molecules, genes, chromosomes, and other genetic molecules in very small samples and individual cells.

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