Data Scientist - Computational Biology and Informatics

Precision for Medicine
Job Location
8425 Precision Way
Frederick, MD 21701

Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, 401k, Commuter Benefits, Health Savings Account, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation

Job Description

We are pioneers in technology enabled services for biomarker data management and translational informatics. Managing and analyzing this complex biomarker data is a foundational aspect to delivering on the promise of modern biomarker-driven clinical research and the role of a Data Scientist is critical to enabling the delivery of precision medicine solutions on time for our clients.

About you:

  • You are a hybrid of a data hacker, analyst, communicator and trusted advisor
  • You thrive in a fast paced environment and a rapidly evolving field
  • You are inquisitive and excited by a career of constant learning
  • You are the Colombo of sorts and like digging in to understand the data, provide objective answers and real influence with our clients
  • Taming unstructured information and analyzing it is exciting to you

Essential duties include but are not limited to:

  • Create source code in R for use in biomarker data management, translational informatics, and biomarker-driven clinical research
  • Develop and execute data processing, quality control (QC) and analysis pipelines for biomarker data such as flow cytometry, TCR sequencing, next-generation sequencing (DNA / RNA-seq) gene expression, IHC and other immunoassays
  • Develop documentation and data specifications
  • Perform source code validation and application testing
  • Participate in research and development activities as appropriate
  • Contribute to the advancement of Precision’s technology-based services in Biomarker Data Management and Translational Informatics




Minimum Required:

  • Bachelor’s in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Data Science, Biostatistics, Biology or related field

Other Required:

  • Proficiency in R
  • Ability to work efficiently under Unix/Linux environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Team player contributing to a positive, collaborative working environment
  • Extended work hours may be required to meet business demands


  • Master’s or PhD in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Data Science, Biostatistics, Biology or related field
  • Experience with processing biomarker data such as high-content flow cytometry, high-throughput or targeted gene expression assays (e.g. Nanostring, RNA-Seq), or other specialty lab data (e.g., immunoassays, IHC, SNP genotyping, qPCR)
  • Experience with genomic data and / or public databases (e.g. TCGA, dbGaP)
  • Experience with relational databases such as MySQL
  • Experience with source code management systems such as git
About Our Organization

Precision for Medicine supports life sciences companies in the use of biomarkers essential to targeting patients more precisely and effectively. Precision applies novel biomarker approaches to clinical research that take advantage of the latest advancements in science and technology, focusing predominantly around genomics, immune-response assays, global specimen logistics, biomarker analytics, and companion diagnostics solutions. Precision for Medicine is part of Precision Medicine Group, with more than 900 employees in over 15 locations in the US, Canada, and Europe. For more information, visit

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