Software Engineer, Next Gen Sequencing

Thermo Fisher Scientific
Job Location
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Job Description

Software Engineer III

  • Algorithm development – development of signal processing algorithms for turning data into biology.
  • Data analysis & experimental design – work closely with molecular biologists and engineers to improve instrument performance.
  • Designing experiments to probe instrument performance for downstream applications and analyzing large scale next generation sequencing datasets.
  • Pipeline development – generating reproducible tools that scale with the size of datasets.
  • Ongoing collaboration and communication with other teams.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD or Masters degree with equivalent experience in Computational Biology, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or comparable from accredited higher learning institution.
  • Advanced knowledge in statistics, programming, and computer science required.
  • Experience with data analysis.
  • Strong programming skills in C++ and in either Python or R.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in bioinformatics or computational biology in industry setting, with strong experience in next-generation sequencing, microarrays, or other genome scale data types.
  • Experience in biostatistics, advanced mathematics and system modeling.
About Our Organization

When you’re part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do challenging work, and be part of a team that values performance, quality and innovation. As part of a successful, growing global organization you will be encouraged to perform at your best. 

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