Senior Software Engineer / Data Scientist

Pacific Biosciences
Job Location
1380 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Job Description

PacBio's R&D team performs hundreds of experiments a month, comparing and contrasting different chemistry and software configurations in order to optimize our DNA sequencing platform.  To help the scientists easily identify the differences between experimental conditions, we've built a web portal that can provide quick summary statistics and plots of a large swath of features of interest.

We need help to build out the analysis backend component of this tool, so we are looking for a strong R programmer with general software engineering experience and strong statistical acumen.

PacBio is a very exciting place for people with strong scientific curiosity!

-Maintaining, and innovating on, our in-house R APIs to enable scientists to easily analyze experiments.
-Writing R APIs to wrap existing C++ APIs.
-Helping to design new experiments and analyze results.


-Substantial previous experience with R is a must – including developing R APIs and writing packages, and interfacing with native code.
-Additional software engineering experience in a language like Java, C, C++ or Python is a must; we are looking for experience with designing APIs and systems.
-Master’s degree or PhD in a quantitative field (physics, statistics, engineering, quantitative biology, computer science, etc.) is preferred.
-Candidate must have in-depth experience in designing and analyzing experimental data in a rigorous way.
-Preference shown to candidates with previous bioinformatics experience.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

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