Bioinformatics Technician | GenomeWeb

Bioinformatics Technician

Invivoscribe Technologies, Inc.
Job Location
San Diego, CA

IVS provides health, dental, and vision coverage, Life/AD&D, short-term and long-term disability, paid vacation, sick time and holidays and a 401(k) retirement plan with generous employer match, among other benefits.

Job Description

Position Title

Bioinformatics Technician

Reports To

Staff Scientist – Bioinformatics



FLSA Classification


Basic Function and Scope of the Position

The Bioinformatics Scientist’s main responsibility is to work within the bioinformatics team to develop, improve and maintain tools, pipelines and software for the analysis of complex NGS datasets that meet or exceed the quality expectations and regulatory requirements for molecular diagnostic assays and research products. This position also requires the employee to follow Invivoscribe’s quality and development policies, including documentation and validation of analyses to ensure that products and assays meet the required specifications.


Accurate and efficient bioinformatics analyses are essential for extracting value from generated NGS data. Successful performance contributes to the quality and regulation of products and assays that play a significant role in the growth of the company.

Essential Functions / Job Responsibilities


  • Maintain, troubleshoot and improve existing bioinformatics tools, pipelines, and software.
  • Design and implement novel computational and statistical approaches and frameworks to analyze and interpret complex NGS data sets.
  • Conduct genetic interpretation and application of results from NGS data.
  • Manage personal goals and tasks to ensure scope and timelines meet the aims of Invivoscribe.
  • Regularly communicate accomplishments and progress to team members and management.
  • Proactively communicate with co-workers to help ensure analytical goals are achieved.
  • Coordinate and interact closely with other scientists on data quality and file management; implement these formats and metrics for project data.
  • Share expertise; provide training and guidance to team members as needed.
  • Participate within a team of scientists to foster a culture of scientific excellence.
  • Cooperates and respectfully communicates with external and internal customers.
  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • M.S. degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, molecular biology, or related field with at least 2 years of post-graduate bioinformatics/computational experience.
  • Experience with bioinformatics data analysis and software/algorithm development.
  • Experience with the analysis of next generation sequence (NGS) data and knowledge/familiarity with various NGS platforms and NGS protocols.
  • Experience with Linux and fluency in at least one programming language (e.g., Perl, Python) with the capability to quickly learn and adopt new tools is required. Experience with R would be beneficial.

Priority will be given to candidates that have:

  • Strong background in immunology or cancer research.
  • Strong background in applying statistics/biostatistics to biological datasets.
  • Experience with product development, especially within a regulated environment.


Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

  • Ability to analyze complex data, troubleshoot technical issues, and make valid scientific conclusions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Meticulous and detailed oriented; especially in regard to documentation, communication of results, and training of coworkers.
  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects and changing priorities while consistently meeting critical deadlines.
  • Ability to follow Standardized Operating Procedures (SOPs) as well as written and verbal instructions.
  • Willingness to learn and take on new challenges.
  • Highly-motivated, self-driven, and able to focus on project goals.
How to Apply


 - Submit your resume and cover letter to
- Be sure to reference Job Code: ACBT in the subject line of either your email or cover letter to be considered for this position.
- No phone calls or walk-ins inquiring about this position.

About Our Organization

Invivoscribe Technologies, Inc., is a privately-held corporation dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare worldwide by providing high quality, reliable, cutting-edge tools for molecular research, molecular diagnostics, and personalized molecular medicine.

Invivoscribe provides a comprehensive selection of PCR-based gene rearrangement, chromosome translocation, and gene mutation Research Use Only testing reagents and controls. We also provide CE-marked in vitro diagnostic products to customers outside North America, and our subsidiary. Customers include many of the world's leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, medical centers, cancer research centers, reference laboratories and molecular testing centers.

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