Bioinformatics Scientist/Senior Scientist

Job Location
3595 John Hopkins Court
San Diego, CA 92121
Competitive Salary, Bonus, Equity

Full benefits package

Job Description

We currently have a great opportunity for a Bioinformatics Scientist who will be responsible for data analysis of molecular biology experiments. 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 MALDI-TOF MS, qPCR, Sequencing instruments
  • 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 3 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 preferred
  • Strong knowledge of human genetics and biology
  • Strong background in statistical and exploratory data analysis
  • Experience with analyzing high throughput data such as transcriptomic, proteomic, and/or genomic data
  • Proficiency with at least one of the following high level programming languages:  R/S-PLUS (preferred), Matlab, SAS
  • Programming experience in Java, Python or Perl and experience with databases and SQL highly desirable
  • Experience in a Unix HPC environment
  • Experience with Laboratory Developed Tests (LDT) desirable
  • Experience developing in an ISO 13485 Design Control environment desirable


Sequenom is an EOE - Minority/Female/Disability/Vets

How to Apply
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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