Bioinformatics Scientist

Genus plc
Job Location
Madison area, WI

Genus plc is a growing organization with a global focus.  We offer a challenging work environment that encourages a customer-centric approach with focuses on pioneering ideas that makes us the leader in our industry.  We offer a total competitive package that includes competitive salary, bonus opportunity and benefits package.  We are dedicated to invest in developing our employees so they can grow with the company.

If you are interested in playing a key role for one of the most innovative and highly regarded companies in our industry, this is the business for you.

Job Description

The Applied Genomics department at Genus seeks a Bioinformatics Scientist to help us change the future of animal breeding, through strategic and actionable uses of genomic data.  Join a growing team using next generation sequencing and bioinformatics to improve decision making and accelerate genetic improvement in bovine and porcine genetics.  This position is located in the general Madison, WI area, physically located in DeForest, WI.


As a member of this team, the successful candidate will:

  • Thrive in an environment of increasingly large datasets
  • Participate in all phases of the genomics data lifecycle from experiment conception, pipeline development and execution, and management of data assets to address the current, and future questions
  • Have a bias towards curiosity and extraction of actionable intelligence from the data
  • Enjoy working in a collaborative team environment
  • Have a communication style that is effective for both technical and lay audiences




The successful candidate will have:

  • Master's or PhD in Bioinformatics or related Life or Computational Science
  • Deep experience of standard NGS bioinformatics toolsets at the command line
  • Strong coding skills in appropriate languages for bioinformatics
  • Experience in HP environments and/or cloud computing
  • Experience in bovine and/or porcine genomics is beneficial but not required


About Our Organization

Genus plc is a global market leader in porcine, dairy and beef genetic improvements.  We are at a transformative stage of our evolution towards becoming a true agricultural biotechnology pioneer.  At the core of this evolution is a world class team driving the application of technology platforms including genomic selection, biosystems engineering and gene editing.

Our vision is clear: Pioneering animal genetic improvement to help nourish the world.

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