Computational Biologist

Organization
MIODx
Job Location
5941 Optical Ct
San Jose, CA 95138
Job Description

The computational biologist's main responsibility is to work within the bioinformatics team to develop, improve and maintain tools, pipelines and software for the analysis of complex 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 MIODx's quality and development policies, including documentation and validation of analyses to ensure that products and assays meet the required specifications.

Requirements

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  data.
  • Conduct genetic interpretation and application of results from complex  data.
  • Manage personal goals and tasks to ensure scope and timelines meet the aims of MIODx.
  • 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.


Requirements

  • 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 complex nucleic acid sequences (PCR, NGS, traditional sequencing, etc) data and knowledge/familiarity with various PCR and  NGS platforms and  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.
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