Computational Biologist (Bioinformatics)

Berkeley Lights, Inc.
Job Location
5858 Horton Street
Suite 320
Emeryville, CA 94608
Job Description

Berkeley Lights, Inc. is seeking a highly independent Computational Biologist/Bioinformaticist to join a R&D team whose aim and impact is strategic technology development toward the cure for cancer. As a key member of the R&D Life Sciences team, the scientist will develop new and novel data analysis methodologies for next generation sequencing (NGS) on rapidly evolving technology platforms developed by Berkeley Lights, Inc. This new role requires experience creating new methods to analyze data generated on novel technology platforms. The ideal candidate is a creative and productive scientist who will take ownership for achieving results in biology and technology development programs.   

  • Ph.D. in Computational Biology, Systems Biology, Bioinformatics or related field plus at least 2 years of relevant postdoc experience, or overall equivalent experience
  • Proven ability to analyze, interpret and visualize complex biological data
  • Proficiency in programming (e.g., Python, or Perl); background in algorithms for sequence analysis and statistics
  • Extensive experience with NGS technologies (including Illumina), sequence analysis tools (e.g., Tuxedo suite, BWA, SAMtools, GATK); bioinformatics scripts
  • Hands-on experience with structural variant calling and/or RNA-Seq data
  • In depth understanding of current NGS technologies
  • Knowledge of various NGS data applications
  • Development of novel algorithms for NGS data, across a number of applications
  • Ability to effectively interface with interdisciplinary customers and biologists to understand applications and requirements
  • Proven ability in fast-paced technology development with demanding schedules and deliverables
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills plus collaboration skills to clearly articulate ideas and resolutions with interdisciplinary team members

 Preferred skills and experience:

  • Familiarity with Immuno-Oncology (I-O)
  • Single cell data analysis

If you have a record of success in disciplined, driven environments that value excellence, collaboration and achievement, we’d be elated to hear from you. 

About Our Organization

 At Berkeley Lights, Inc., we are bringing to market a proprietary micro-bio-chip system destined to revolutionize biopharma, diagnostics and biomedical research.  We are an early stage start-up with dedicated individuals spanning the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Micro-Fluidics, Genomics, Physics, Engineering, and Business. Our scientists develop unprecedented capabilities and revolutionize the biological sciences. Our engineers are unconstrained by traditional disciplines and apply engineering excellence to enable breakthrough scientific discovery. Together we are a Team that disrupts the way biology is understood, measured, applied and commercialized.  

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