Lead Bioinformatics Testing - Stanford Clinical Genomics Service

Stanford Health Care
Job Location
Palo Alto, CA
Job Description


Stanford Clinical Genomics Service (SCGS) is a joint effort between Stanford Health Care (Stanford Hospital & Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital) and Stanford School of Medicine to provide best-in-class clinical genomics sequencing service for patients with unexplained heritable diseases and inherited cancer predisposition. As a member of SCGS, you will be joining a large team of Clinical Lab Scientists, BioInformaticians, Clinical Data Scientists, Curators, Genetic Counselors and Physicians working together to help provide genomics driven Precision/Personalized Medicine to patients. SCGS provides a unique opportunity to do both Clinical Genomics and research in Translational Genomics through collaborations with research labs within Stanford School of Medicine.  SCGS is fully funded and is not dependent on Grants for its operations. We offer competitive salaries (even by Bay Area industry standards), generous benefits and a collaborative work culture with mutual respect.

Testing lead will be responsible for developing and maintaining a test automation framework to help simplify the process of validating multiple NGS analysis workflows/pipelines. This position will help bring the rigor necessary for testing and validating a clinical grade NGS analysis workflow. This position will be responsible for taking ownership of the testing subproject and ensure that the team delivers a quality product and meets all the project timelines. This position will be responsible for mentoring other junior testing team members and potentially manage out-sourced testing contractors.

Essential Functions
Develop and maintain test automation frameworks and integration pipelines.

Develop and maintain a Build and Continuous integration Framework for testing and validation.

Automate integration and acceptance testing of Bioinformatics tools/algorithms.

Mentor other junior members of testing team and/or manage contractors to coordinate test development efforts and ensure timely delivery of test suites.

Work closely with algorithm development team to translate functional specifications to test cases and help improve code coverage of Unit Test cases.



Graduate Degree (M.S/Ph.D) in a work-related field/discipline from an accredited college or university.


Six (6) years of experience developing and managing testing frameworks for Bioinformatics Pipelines preferably in a Clinical Diagnostics setting

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Experience developing testing framework using Python for testing Bioinformatics Pipelines.

Experience with developing tools and utilities for Bioinformatics software verification and validation.

Experience in JAVA/C++ is a big plus.

Experience in LINUX environment is a must.

Experience with software testing in a Clinical Diagnostic setting is a big plus.

Experience in MySQL or PostgreSQL is a plus.

Strong analytical abilities and communication skills.


How to Apply


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