Sr. Bioinformatics Scientist | GenomeWeb

Sr. Bioinformatics Scientist

Illumina, Inc
Job Location
Redwood City, California,
market salary DOE

medical/dental/vision, PTO, 401k, ESPP, etc.

Job Description

As Illumina's Sr Bioinformatics Scientist, you will develop statistical algorithms, methods, and programs for analysis of genomic sequencing data and diagnostic products. The focus of the position is to apply statistical and mathematical modeling for genomic research and diagnostic product development. The Sr. Bioinformatics scientist will work closely with R&D scientists, software, database, and outside teams to deliver cutting edge bioinformatics solutions.
Tasks and Responsibilities:

· Analyze massively parallel signature sequencing (MPSS) genomic data
· Work collaboratively with research scientists to develop and implement statistical solutions pertaining to chromosomal variant analysis
· Develop statistical/mathematical models to identify genomic variants such as chromosomal insertions, deletions, CNVs, or SNPs
· Apply statistical data analysis to support assay development experiments and guide experimental approaches
· Collaborate with scientific research community to develop advanced analysis method for genomic analysis
· Works on complex biological problems in which analysis of situation or data requires a review of identifiable factors


Preferred Educational Background:

· Ph.D. or Masters in Computer Science, Statistics, Bioinformatics, Physics or related field is highly desirable.

Preferred Experiential Background:
· Must have minimum of 7+ years of experience in a similar position including general experience in Life Sciences, Genomics or Pharmaceutical industries
· Strong statistical programming with R/Bioconductor
· Experience with building / supporting / using bioinformatics pipelines
· Experience with Perl / Python or other scripting languages
· Experience with statistical and mathematical modeling with genomic data
· Experience with genomic analysis of sequencing data
· Experience with machine learning, Bayesian statistics, clustering/classification, signal/noise analysis, multivariate analysis, and/or ROC analysis
· Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
· Ability and willingness to work in a fast paced environment
· Excellent time and project management skills
· Must have proficient written, communication and presentation skills with the ability to present to both scientific and corporate audiences
· Must be independent and strategically minded

Illumina is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to Apply

Apply on-line for position ID 222BR:

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