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Computational Biologist – Image Analysis

10x Genomics
Job Location
6230 Stoneridge Mall Road
Pleasanton, CA 94588
United States
Job Description

10x is looking for an image processing expert to join its Computational Biology group. This person will create imaging methods to power our next generation of droplet-based and spatially-arrayed genomics products. They will work closely with our microfluidics, assay-development and software teams to create robust and high-performance production software.

Individuals applying for this position must be self-starters, strategic thinkers, action driven, flexible in changing direction and methods, thrive in a fast paced environment, excel at managing multiple priorities, succeed in communicating with all levels within the organization and provide immediate contribution.

Key Responsibilities

  • Select, test, implement and optimize image processing methods to extract relevant signals from imaging data
  • Build analytical models or simulations to understand and communicate key trade-offs of imaging system design and data quality.
  • Rapidly prototype methods for internal experiments & early R&D
  • Create high-quality, robust implementations of production algorithms.

Required Skills and Background

  • PhD or MS plus equivalent experience in quantitative field (e.g. bioengineering, computer science, electrical engineering, physics, computational/systems biology or related field)
  • Image processing: segmentation, object detection & classification, feature extraction
  • General purpose machine learning skills: classification, fitting & regression, optimization methods
  • Ability to quickly develop custom analysis methods and algorithms and apply them to large data sets

Desired Skills and Background  

  • Expert level experience in relevant tooling, e.g.: MATLAB, OpenCV, C++, Julia, etc.
  • Experience with cell, fluorescence, and/or histology imaging is a plus.
  • Real-time image processing experience is a plus
About Our Organization

10x Genomics is building tools for scientific discovery that reveal and address the true complexities of biology and disease. Through a combination of novel microfluidics, chemistry and bioinformatics, our award-winning Chromium™ System is enabling researchers around the world to more fully understand the fundamentals of biology at unprecedented resolution and scale. Learn more at


 Fueled by equal parts scientific vision and determined passion, we are delivering unprecedented innovation to short-read sequencing technologies and transforming how genomic information is accessed. You will feel the 10x difference the moment you enter our offices and labs. There’s a dynamic energy here, and we’re looking for the best of the best to be a part of it. We are seeking talented professionals excited to build new technology that advances scientific research while growing their career within a dynamic, supportive environment.

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