Senior Director, Computational Biology 14-PD-013

Complete Genomics, Inc.
Job Location
Mountain View, Ca,

Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage; Life and AD&D Insurance; Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance; Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance; Voluntary Long Term Care Insurance; Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA); Domestic Partner Benefits; Commuter Program; Employee Assistance Program; 401(k) Retirement Plan; 20 PTO days and 11 holidays per year

Job Description

Complete Genomics is looking for an exceptional expert and leader for a group of bioinformatics scientists, mathematician, and computer scientists to assist the development and application of methods and tools for complete genome sequence assembly and analysis. The ideal candidate will possess a broad understanding of machine learning algorithms, high-end computing, genomics, genetics, bioinformatics, have superior leadership and cross-functional communication skills, and be able to successfully manage complex projects and influence multi-disciplinary teams.

- Develop machine learning strategy in genomics including building a team of machine learning experts
- Design and develop algorithms with emphasis on genomics
- Adapt and develop analysis approaches and software tools for the use of complete genome sequence
- Interact with the research and development groups to implement new product offerings
- Prototype data delivery and analysis tools for new products
- Comparative analysis of sequence data from collaboration projects
- Performs other work related duties as assigned


- Ph.D. in computer science, mathematics, engineering, bioinformatics, biostatistics, (or biology/genetics, along with a very strong algorithm development background)
- 10+ years of machine learning especially in biology and genomics, 5 + years of management experience
- Experience in modeling regulatory gene networks
- Previous experience manipulating and analyzing very large data sets essential. Software skills appropriate for this analysis (shell scripting, Perl/Python, C/C++, SQL, etc.)
- Strong signal processing experience and background
- Understanding or have background experience with high performance computing
- Demonstrated independent thought and judgment in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria
- Knowledge of key third party software platforms, tools and databases for sequence analysis a plus
- Familiarity with common statistical and data mining techniques used in analyzing biological data a plus
- Strong problem-solving skills and ability to think creatively
- Strong statistical analysis skills
- Energetic and motivated self-starter
- Ability to learn quickly in a fast-paced startup environment
- Work in a team environment with a professional and positive attitude, influence cross-functional teams
- Excellent analytical, problem solving, communication, and presentation skills

Other Requirements:
- Fluent communication skills in English and Mandarin required
- Travel at 30% - 50%

How to Apply

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About Our Organization

Complete Genomics is a leader in accurate whole human genomic sequencing based in Mountain View, California. Our vision is to provide clinicians the genetic information needed to improve human health through prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of genetic diseases. Complete Genomics is focused on building a new generation of high-throughput sequencing technology and developing new and exciting research, clinical and consumer applications.

In March 2013, Complete Genomics was acquired by BGI-Shenzhen, the world’s largest genomics services company that provides comprehensive sequencing and bioinformatics services for commercial science, medical, agricultural and environmental applications. BGI is recognized globally as an innovator for conducting collaborative projects globally with leading research institutions.

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