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Bioinformatics Scientist / Sr. Bioinformatics Scientist

Synthetic Genomics Inc.
Job Location
11149 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037
United States
Job Description

At Synthetic Genomics, Inc., we are dedicated to developing and commercializing genomic-driven solutions to address global challenges. We are currently seeking a Bioinformatics Scientist to join our fast-growing, dynamic, and collaborative team in La Jolla, CA. The Bioinformatics Scientist will be part of the Research Informatics Group, working to develop and apply data-driven analytics that enable our algal engineering efforts for biofuel production. 

 The Bioinformatics Scientist will work closely with a cross-disciplinary team of scientists and software engineers, and be responsible for:

• Cutting-edge Bioinformatics data analysis
• Streamlining and applying Computational Biology workflows and pipelines to NGS data
• Automating data analyses to accelerate R&D.



• Ph.D. in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Data Science or a related discipline
• History of achievement in NGS data analysis, as evidenced through publication history.


• Thorough understanding of, and demonstrated ability to effectively apply, the modern Computational Biology and Bioinformatics toolkit
• Experience writing, maintaining, and running computational pipelines
• Programming skills in R or Python/Perl/Java
• Basic modern software engineering survival skills (Unix, git, shell scripting, etc.)
• Demonstrated experience working both independently and with a team to define, scope, and solve computational problems in biology
• Proven history of effective collaboration with scientists. 

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