Bioinformatics Scientist/Senior Scientist

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

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 diseases and conditions. Sequenom holds or has access to intellectual property for noninvasive prenatal testing using circulating cell-free fetal nucleic acids.

As a life sciences company, Sequenom (NASDAQ: SQNM) has a guiding vision: To enable healthier lives as the premier provider of innovative genetic information with an exceptional customer experience

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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