Computational Biologist | GenomeWeb

Computational Biologist

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

Comprehensive benefits package, effective hire date

Job Description

We currently have a great opportunity for a Computational Biologist who will be responsible for genomic data analysis. 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:

  • Design and implementation of analysis solutions for the purpose of diagnostic product development in the areas of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing, oncology and genetics.
  • Perform statistical and bioinformatic analyses of experimental data produced by next generation sequencing instruments, microarray, digital/qPCR, and other genomic methods.
  • Conduct data mining over internally produced and publicly available data sets
  • Develop computational solutions to address biologically relevant questions
  • Serve as the subject matter expert for statistical, algorithmic and computational issues relevant to the analytical and clinical validation of NGS tests.
Requirements
  • PhD or Master’s Degree in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics or related field; Multidisciplinary experience preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience, preferably in a commercial biotechnology setting.
  • Proficient in biological sequence analysis and the analysis of next-generation sequencing data.
  • Detailed knowledge of algorithms underlying common NGS and statistical analysis tools.
  • Strong knowledge of statistics, algorithms and exploratory data analyses.
  • Human population genetics/genomics or statistical genetics desirable.
  • Proven skills with NGS variant calling methods, especially in the context of cancer and somatic mutation detection, are highly desired.
  • Proven track record of proficiency in data analysis and statistical learning.
  • Expert knowledge of R/S-PLUS and a scripting language such as Python or Perl.
  • Experience with SQL and database design highly desirable.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

 Sequenom is an EOE - Minority/Female/Disability/Vets

How to Apply

To apply, please visit http://www.sequenom.com/Careers/Jobs

About Our Organization

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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