Bioinformatics Specialist

Job Location
San Diego, CA 92121
Base, bonus and equity

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Job Description

We currently have a great opportunity for a Bioinformatics Specialist who will be responsible for the research, development, and optimization of our diagnostic products. 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.  Responsibilities:

  • Process and manipulate large genomic sequence data for genomic research purposes
  • Perform bioinformatic analyses of experimental data produced by massively parallel next generation sequencing
  • Support NGS pipeline development and automation
  • Conduct data mining over internally produced and publicly available data sets
  • Collaborate with scientists
  • MS/PhD in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics or related field; Multidisciplinary experience preferred
  • 2-3 years of computational biology/bioinformatics experience preferred
  • Experience in biological sequence analysis and analysis of next-generation sequencing data
  • Experience in cancer research and/or NGS variant calling methods are highly desired
  • Knowledge of human genetics, statistics, algorithms and exploratory data analyses
  • Fluency in programming and scripting languages is desired
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
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About Our Organization

As a life sciences company, Sequenom (NASDAQ: SQNM) has a guiding vision:  enable healthier lives through the development of innovative products and services. We serve patients and physicians by providing early patient management information.

What makes this vision a reality? Our deep commitment to "Quality of Science." For us, only the highest quality is acceptable. We accept nothing less in the science that supports every product and service we offer. From design and development to manufacturing and marketing of innovative technology, instrumentation and tests, "Quality of Science" is the common element in everything we do.

Sequenom Center for Molecular Medicine (doing business as Sequenom Laboratories), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sequenom, provides best-in-class laboratory testing services with a focus on prenatal and ophthalmological diseases and conditions. Our services include the market-leading MaterniT21® PLUS noninvasive prenatal laboratory-developed test intended for use in pregnant women at increased risk for fetal aneuploidies.

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