Bioinformatics Scientist II

Job Location
San Diego, CA 92121
Competitive base, bonus and equity

We are proud to offer our employees a comprehensive and competitive benefits program. This is our way of enriching the lives of you and your loved ones, and rewarding you for your dedication to the company.

Job Description

We currently have a great opportunity for a Bioinformatics Scientist II who 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. 


  • Perform statistical and bioinformatic analyses of experimental data produced by Next generation sequencing instruments, qPCR, and other genomic methods.
  • Conduct data mining over internally produced and publicly available data sets
  • 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


  • Master's degree required, PhD preferred in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Computational Biology/Bioinformatics or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience, preferably in a commercial biotechnology setting
  • Experience with technology development and commercialization desirable
  • Experience in biological sequence analysis and next-generation sequencing data
  • Strong knowledge of human genetics and biology
  • Strong background in statistical and exploratory data analysis
  • Experience with analyzing data from high throughput systems including next generation sequencing, microarray, highly-multiplexed PCR, and/or proteomic systems.
  • Proficiency with at least one of the following statistical computing and graphics 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
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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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