Bioinformatics Scientist: NGS

Clontech Laboratories, Inc.
Job Location
Mountain View, CA 94043
Job Description

Position Summary

Clontech is looking for a highly skilled, creative, and self-motivated individual with experience building algorithms and pipelines for analysis of next-generation sequencing data to join our talented team of researchers developing cutting-edge reagents for NGS library preparation.  The successful candidate will be responsible for developing analysis pipelines and statistical tools for NGS, working both independently as well as closely with experimentalists in R&D to enable the development of novel kits for NGS library preparation from RNA and DNA.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Pipeline development – generating reproducible tools for analysis and visualization that can be used by non-bioinformaticians for routine data analysis.
  • Data analysis & experimental design – work closely with molecular biologists in the NGS group to understand and assess reagent performance, both by assisting in the design of experiments to explore product performance as well as leading the statistical analysis of the resultant datasets.
  • Intensively analyze data to understand system properties that can affect results and propose potential experimental modifications accordingly.
  • Keep up to date with the latest developments in NGS analysis algorithms.
  • Attend conferences to present data, obtain information on current developments in bioinformatics and develop external contacts.
  • Manage the group’s NGS workstations and coordinate with IT staff regarding computer resourcing and data management.
  • Serve as functional expert to support sales and technical support representatives – may be required to give presentations to customers.
  • Help prepare drafts and review technical documents related to product manufacture as well as customer-directed application notes.

Education / Experience /Requirements

  • PhD in computational biology, biostatistics, bioinformatics, or similar, with strong experience in analyzing next-generation sequencing data.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in statistics, programming, and computer science required, with a proven ability to develop algorithms to extract meaningful biological insights from large-scale NGS data.
  • In depth knowledge of the main bioinformatics tools and public biological databases in current use.
  • Experience developing analysis scripts or pipelines.
  • Hands-on experience with molecular biology methods is an advantage
  • Familiarity with current NGS technologies
  • Independent and self-motivated, with a strong sense of urgency and ability to drive a project to completion under tight deadlines
  • Able to prioritize multiple tasks appropriately
  • Strong interest in technology development and translating scientific ideas into novel applications
  • Highly effective analytical and problem solving skills, including excellent attention to detail
  • Collaborative  personality with strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
How to Apply
About Our Organization

Clontech Laboratories provides kits, reagents, and services that help researchers explore questions about gene discovery, regulation, and function. As a member of the Takara Bio Group, Clontech is part of a company that holds a leadership position in the global market and is committed to improving the human condition through biotechnology. Clontech's mission is to develop high-quality innovative tools and services to accelerate discovery.

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