Bioinformatics Scientist III - Testing Next Gen Seq

Thermo Fisher Scientific
Job Location
180 Oyster Point Blvd
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Job Description

You will be an integral part of an enthusiastic and dedicated team of scientists, engineers working towards cutting edge scientific solutions in Bioinformatics of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS). Your job is to test our state of the art enterprise NGS analysis software.


  • Define metrics and develop test protocols to verify bioinformatics algorithms.
  • Implementing a multi-tiered set of test cases for algorithm validation and integration tests against test plans, especially for bioinformatics.
  • Working with software testing team members to create automated test cases for secondary/tertiary analysis software components.
  • Analyze results and troubleshoot root cause for various issues/errors.
  • Document and communicate test results/software issues to interdisciplinary teams.
  • Coordinate with various stakeholders in system/primary/secondary/tertiary analysis to drive issues to resolution.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MS. or higher in Bioinformatics, Biomedical engineering, Computer science/engineering or related fields. MS degree in Molecular biology with 3+ years of working experiences in bioinformatics field will also be considered.
  • Strong knowledge of bioinformatics tools and public databases, e.g. BLAST, NCBI, UCSC Genome browser, OMIM, COSMIC etc.
  • 3+ years of Software development skills and experience. Strong Perl and Python experience is needed.
  • Experience with next-generation sequencing tools and techniques, statistics and bioinformatics, relational databases, and data mining.
  • Strong expertise working in a Linux/Unix environment.
  • Good understanding of software design and development cycle.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Product development and / or industry experience in a multi-disciplinary Biotech environment is a plus.
  • Experience with Software production tools (IDE, source control, and document tracking) and Test Management (HP QC, JIRA) is a plus.
  • Good communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with scientists, engineers and software developers.Detail oriented and self-driven.
About Our Organization

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

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