BIOINFORMATICS SCIENTIST / PROGRAMMER

Organization
AgBiome
Job Location
Durham / Research Triangle Park, NC
Benefits

AgBiome compensation packages include:

  • Competitive salary and equity grant
  • Medical, dental, and life insurance
  • 401K plan plus matching company contribution
Job Description

We know you are out there.  You are the bioinformatics expert that everyone goes to with data problems. You know how to program as well as how to string together off-the-shelf tools and make them work on whatever hardware you can find.  Strangely, you can actually explain what you have done in a way that people appreciate and understand.  More importantly, you are also a true scientist who can approach large data sets, form testable hypotheses, and then actually test them.  Most importantly, you want to be part of a truly revolutionary effort to understand microbial genomics on a scale never before attempted, and you want to do it now.

Requirements

Candidates must have:

  • PhD (or MS and extensive industry experience) in the biological sciences or bioinformatics
  • Comfortable in Linux environments including command line hacking and shell scripting
  • Experience with Python (or knowledge of multiple languages and willingness to learn and work in Python)
  • Experience with SQL databases
  • Experience programming and dealing with large, sometimes ambiguous biological data sets (must be able to demonstrate experience organizing, hypothesizing, & working with large data sets
  • Experience with genome or metagenome analysis
  • Experience with DNA and protein sequence analysis
  • Laboratory or other research experience, preferably with publications that demonstrate the ability to reason and manage complex problems
  • Good prioritization skills for an agile business environment; understanding business prioritizations, willingness to reprioritize based on new inputs
  • Evidence of project completion
  • A positive, can-do attitude and a strong desire to be part of a successful team of bright, capable colleagues
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced team environment
  • Desire to have coding be a part of your daily routine

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with one or more of R, BioPython, Pandas
  • Experience with Object Relational Models
  • Experience working with cloud computing platforms
  • Awesome Excel skills
  • Ag experience

AgBiome compensation packages include:

  • Competitive salary and equity grant
  • Medical, dental, and life insurance
  • 401K plan plus matching company contribution

Interpersonal and scientific communication skills and a desire to achieve excellence in programming and research are equally important.  The ability to work independently and in teams is essential as our unique non-hierarchical and self-managed working environment emphasizes team-work and the ability to focus on common goals. Flexibility, a good sense of humor, and a love of research are highly desired.

How to Apply

Enthusiastic applicants should please submit a cover letter and CV detailing why they would be a good fit for the position and how they could contribute to the AgBiome team. Applications without a cover letter, will not be considered.

About Our Organization

AgBiome is a revolutionary early stage research and discovery company in Research Triangle Park, NC, committed to decreasing risk and improving yield in agriculture in order to feed our growing world population.

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