Data Scientist

Job Location
3595 John Hopkins Court
San Diego, CA 92121
competitive salary

comprehensive benefits package 

Job Description

At Sequenom, we foster innovation in molecular diagnostics, and we have a guiding vision in enabling healthier lives through the development of our products and services. Join the Bioinformatics team and take part in expanding the extremities of clinical diagnostics!


We’re looking for an insightful Data Scientist with Machine Learning and Predictive Modeling experience and a passion for working with genetic data.



  • Analyze and model structured data using advanced statistical methods and implement algorithms and software needed to perform analyses.
  • Cluster large amounts of R&D and clinical laboratory generated content and process data in large-scale environments using Amazon EC2, Storm, Hadoop and Spark.
  • Perform machine learning, and statistical analysis methods, such as classification, collaborative filtering, association rules, time-series analysis, regression, statistical inference, and validation methods.
  • Design and develop novel algorithms to mine through massive volumes of genetic data
  • Perform explanatory data analyses, generate and test working hypotheses, prepare and analyze historical data and identify patterns.
  • MS or PhD (preferred) in applied Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or Statistics.
  • 3+ years of Machine Learning and/or Predictive Analytics experience.
  • 3+ years of Data Mining tools such as SAS (Base/Stat, EM, SNA, VA) and R.
  • Excellent understanding of computer science fundamentals, data structures, and algorithms.
  • Outstanding coding skills in Java, python, C++, C# or similar.
  • Expertise in data mining, information retrieval, text mining, graph theory, and signal processing is highly preferred.
  • Extended experience with Big Data technology (Spark, Hadoop, Hive).
  • Track record in combining analytic methods with advanced data visualizations.
  • Expert ability to breakdown and clearly define problems.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision to find solutions to complex problems

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

How to Apply
About Our Organization

Sequenom Laboratories, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sequenom, Inc., is a CAP accredited and CLIA-certified molecular diagnostics laboratory, dedicated to the development and commercialization of laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) for prenatal diseases and conditions. Sequenom holds or has access to intellectual property for noninvasive prenatal testing using circulating cell-free fetal nucleic acids.


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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