Bioinformatics Scientist

Job Location
3595 John Hopkins Court
San Diego, CA 92121
competitive salary

comprehensive benefits package

Job Description

Sequenom has a great opportunity for a Bioinformatics Scientist (levels I, II, or Senior based on skills and years of experience) . This position will be responsible for genomic data analysis. The ideal candidate must be able to work in a collaborative research environment and be able to provide evidence of relevant research expertise in the form of presentations, software, technical publications, and/or knowledge of applications.



  • Develop  machine learning  methods and/or computational algorithms to infer insight full biological information from  Next Generation Sequencing data
  • Big Data  analyses/mining  over internally produced and publicly available very large data sets
  • Perform statistical and bioinformatics analyses of experimental data produced by Next generation sequencing instruments, and  other genome sequencing methods
  • Provide analysis information to management to aid in decision making on the development of new laboratory developed tests
  • Provide bioinformatics support for the commercial launch of molecular diagnostic tests
  • At the senior level, perform the role of technical lead and manage and mentor junior scientists
  • PhD degree in Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering , Computational Biology/Bioinformatics or related field
  • 3-5 years  of work experience , preferably in a commercial biotechnology setting
  • Strong background in machine learning, statistical learning, and exploratory data analysis
  • Experience with signal processing and time series analyses is highly desirable
  • ·         Experience with analyzing data from high throughput systems including next generation sequencing, microarray, highly-multiplexed PCR, and/or proteomic systems
  • Experience in biological sequence analysis and next-generation sequencing data
  • Knowledge of human genetics and biology
  • Proficiency with at least one of the following statistical computing languages:  R (Preferred), S-PLUS, Matlab, SAS
  • Programming experience in Java, Python or Perl and experience with databases and SQL highly desirable
  • Experience in a Linux HPC environment
  • Experience with Laboratory Developed Tests (LDT) desirable
  • Experience developing under Design Control environment desirable


Sequenom is an EOE - Minority/Female/Disability/Vets


How to Apply
About Our Organization

Sequenom Laboratories, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sequenom, Inc., is a CAP accredited and CLIA-certified molecular diagnostics laboratory, dedicated to the development and commercialization of laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) for prenatal and ophthalmic diseases and conditions.


As a life sciences company, Sequenom (NASDAQ: SQNM) has a guiding vision: To improve healthcare by providing revolutionary genomic and genetic analysis solutions for the clinical research and molecular diagnostic markets.

What makes this vision a reality? Our deep commitment to "Quality of Science." For us, only the highest quality is acceptable. Sequenom team members thrive in a "science first" environment where ideas and innovation are part of daily life. This is your opportunity to work on cutting-edge science that is revolutionizing patient care.

Our innovation-driven culture means life at Sequenom is fast-paced, dynamic, and fun with rewarding benefits and performance rewards. With a clear vision for the future, all employees have the opportunity to make a difference and are encouraged to share new ideas. We foster a collaborative work environment and encourage curiosity at all levels.  Our corporate headquarters is located in the heart of San Diego’s life sciences community, less than a mile from the beach.

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