Bioinformatics Scientist

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

full benefits package

Job Description

Sequenom is a pioneer in Non Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) and has one of the most comprehensive and advanced informatics methods and pipelines for NGS based prenatal testing.    We currently have a great opportunity for a Bioinformatics Scientist (levels I,II, or  Senior based on skills and years of experience) . The Bioinformatics scientist will have the opportunity to participate in algorithm development, data analyses, datamining, and pipeline development pertaining to company’s current and future NIPT products and variety of oncology projects. 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
  • Participate in designing and conducting  Verification and Verification studies
  • Work closely with molecular biologists during  assay development and optimizations
  • Collaborate with the software team to build R&D and clinical pipelines
  • 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 required
  • 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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