Job Location
San Diego, CA
Base, bonus and equity

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Job Description

The Biostatistician is responsible for developing algorithms and performing data mining and statistical analyses for various types of experiments and studies. The candidate must have a strong programming history and the ability to adapt difficult statistical concepts to clinical and molecular applications. The candidate must be able to work in a collaborative environment with scientists and bioinformaticians and provide evidence of relevant research expertise in the form of technical publications, presentations, software, and/or knowledge of applications.



  • Perform various types of statistical modeling and analyses using clinical and next-generation sequencing data (particularly in the high dimensional/ small sample setting)
  • Leverage historic information to develop Bayesian models to improve bioinformatic algorithms
  • Apply advanced statistical techniques to biological applications and communicate the concepts for non-statisticians
  • Run simulations to evaluate performance of various types of algorithms
  • Provide analysis and reports to management to aid in decision making
  • PhD in Biostatistics/Computational Biology/Bioinformatics/Biomathematics or related field
  • Exceptional MS candidates with strong programming experience will be considered
  • Must have a thorough understanding of the computation and theoretic of statistical and machine-learning techniques, including but not limited to bootstrapping, PCA, clustering and smoothing techniques, distribution estimation, multivariate statistics
  • 2+ years of experience with at least one of the following high level programming languages:  R/S-PLUS (preferred), Matlab, Python, SAS with macro programming experience
  • Programming experience in Java, Python or Perl and experience with databases and SQL highly desirable



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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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