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Data Analyst/Engineer

Pacific Biosciences of California
Job Location
1305 O'Brien
Menlo Park, CA 94025
United States


PacBio offers a wide range of programs and services designed to help our employees grow in their career and achieve an appropriate work/life balance. We support the inclusion of all employees and take pride in being an excellent career choice.

Our compensation and benefits packages are designed to motivate and recognize quality work. While specific offerings vary by country, programs may include:

Healthcare and insurance plans

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance plans
  • Life and accident insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Healthcare pre-tax spending accounts
  • Health savings account

Family benefits

  • Dependent pre-tax spending accounts
  • New parent leave

Commuting benefits

  • Commuter/parking pre-tax spending accounts
  • Shuttle service to and from local Caltrain stations
  • Bike lockers and shower facilities

Financial planning

  • Employee stock options
  • Employee stock purchase program
  • 401(k) plan


  • Annual Health Fair
  • Employee assistance programs and work-life assistance
  • Fully equipped on-campus fitness center
  • Certified instructor-led fitness classes
Job Description

Pacific Biosciences is looking for a person with a strong statistics background and programming experience to join our Manufacturing Engineering team to provide yield reporting and to mine & analyze large data sets.  You will help us build and monitor our biologically-integrated semiconductor-chip sequencing technology.

Key skills will include problem solving, statistical design and analysis and excellent communication skills.


  • Create and Maintain yield dashboards
    • Report on factory metrics associated with quality and cost
    • Deliver high quality analytics insights from a large-scale database
    • Set up quality reporting systems for sharing information and develop a data pipeline that allows regular reporting to visual data
    • Maintain existing software & data management systems and develop improvements to these systems
  • Integration of statistical reports and methods with manufacturing databases (SPC, etc)
  • Work closely with Process Engineers in Manufacturing Engineering to correlate process conditions with product specifications.
    • Time Series analysis of manufacturing data to identify trends and events
    • Pareto, FMEA  analysis to identify impactful projects
    • Drive quality improvement activities associated with manufacturing yields using statistical analysis
  • Develop key metrics to report on manufacturing capacity and throughput.
  • Mine large data sets and identify useful trends
    • Monitor field performance, draw correlations between customer performance and internal metrics and monitors
    • Draw data correlations between existing and new manufacturing procedures and processes
    • Optimization of metrology methods and sampling to improve predictive power

Position Requirements:       

  • Degree in a Quantitative field (Statistics/Mathematics/Physics) or relevant experience
  • Min 5 years work experience in an industrial setting
  • Very strong statistical analysis and experimental design capability
    • Solid competency in statistics, working knowledge of data mining algorithms including classifications techniques, probability networks, association rules, supervised and unsupervised clustering and Generalized Linear Regression
  • Strong working knowledge of JMP, R or other statistical languages
    • Software development experience with a variety of environments (C#, C++ or similar)
    • Experience with Matlab/Python/JMP/R and integrating data analysis tools in C++/C# GUI is a plus
    • Relational Database knowledge (SQL) with the ability to mine the data for anomalies, trends, outliers and correlations
  • Experience working with Process Engineers in Hardware manufacturing
    • Experience with a manufacturing execution system (e.g. Siemens Camstar) also a plus
  • Strong collaborative and team work attributes with active communication and good documentation skills

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

About Our Organization

n an effort to push the boundaries of molecular biology, our founders invented a new way to study the synthesis and regulation of DNA, RNA, and proteins. Harnessing advances in biochemistry, optics, nanofabrication, and more, we developed Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT) Sequencing technology. This powerful technology transforms the understanding of biological systems by enabling real-time analysis of biomolecules with single-molecule resolution.

PacBio sequencing offers the most comprehensive view of genomes, transcriptomes, and epigenomes — including the full spectrum of genetic variation — by providing the longest average read lengths, highest consensus accuracy, and most uniform coverage of any sequencing technology on the market today. Ideal for de novo genome assembly and genetic variation characterization of humansanimals, plants, and microbes, this system features high-performance optics, automated liquid handling, and an intuitive, intelligent operating system.

We are passionate about developing high-quality, innovative technologies and systems that impact areas of critical importance, including the diagnosis and treatment of disease and efforts to improve the world’s food and energy supply. We believe that our tools will lead to advances that will create long-lasting benefits for the world and its future.

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