Senior Bioinformatician

Job Location
Marshfield, WI 54449
  • Excellent compensation

  • Comprehensive health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance

  • 401k and profit-sharing plan (11% company contribution)

  • Paid holidays and generous vacation time

  • An employee fitness incentive plan.


Job Description

Job Summary:

The successful candidate will be dedicated to providing bioinformatics solutions to very challenging data analysis problems in genetic testing.  Most work will involve analysis of NextGen sequencing data, especially exome data.  The successful candidate will produce analysis tools of the highest quality. 


  • Design, develop, test and deploy software tools or algorithms to process Next Gen sequencing data. 

  • Implement state-of-the-art algorithms from literature. 

  • Design experiments and perform validations.

  • Support all users of Bioinformatics systems, including occasional off-hour support. 

  • Create and maintain necessary documentation for regulatory compliance. 

  • Follow established procedures, best practices and CAP/CLIA guidelines. 


Position Requirements:

  • Education: Master’s degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Computational/ Systems Biology, or a related field. PhD preferred.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with Next Generation Sequencing data and analysis using bioinformatics tools. Experimental design experience is required.

  • Experience working with version control (Git preferred)

  • Experience using and supporting HPC

  • Experience with developing and supporting NGS / Exome production pipeline

  • Experience with relational databases such as SQL Server or MySQL

About Our Organization

PreventionGenetics provides comprehensive germline DNA testing for patients from all over the world.  We have the largest clinical DNA test menu of any lab in America, with individual or small panel tests for 2,000 clinically relevant genes.  Our test methodology includes NextGen sequencing (exomes and panels), Sanger sequencing (targeted and full gene), and aCGH (both gene-centric and CMA). The quality of our testing is unsurpassed.   

PreventionGenetics is located in central Wisconsin in the city of Marshfield, a family-friendly community offering several attractive features, including:

  • Ranked fifth best place to live and raise a family in America (2010,
  • Outstanding public and private schools and continuing and higher educational opportunities
  • Excellent health care and world-class health facilities: St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield Medical Research Foundation and Marshfield Clinic
  • Low cost of living
  • Long standing and financially strong businesses which provide work opportunities for spouses and other family members.

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