Sr. Bioinformatics Scientist

Dovetail Genomics
Job Location
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

As a Dovetail Genomics employee, you will receive Fortune 500 full-time benefits including comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, matching 401k plan, as well as paid holidays and PTO. 

Job Description

Dovetail’s Informatics group is expanding, and is in need of a talented computational biologist.  The successful candidate will join a collaborative computational team that is engaged in all aspects of the company’s activities, including delivering genome assemblies to customers, developing new genome analysis tools, and supporting internal research and development.  They will play a key role in Dovetail’s transition from our Beta Program to a full commercial offering.  Primary duties will focus on applying our analysis pipeline to customer data, and carrying out research to support continuous improvement of the pipeline.


PhD in bioinformatics, statistics, computer science or a related discipline, or equivalent experience

Experience analyzing next-generation sequence data

Excellent communication skills

Deep understanding of genomics and current challenges in data analysis, and a desire to develop and deliver solutions to these challenges

Comfort discussing technical bioinformatics questions with both specialists and non-specialists

Organization skills, attention to detail, and ability to deliver high-quality results in a timely manner

Fluency in python, java, c or c++ and experience developing bioinformatics analysis tools

How to Apply

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About Our Organization

Dovetail Genomics is a Santa Cruz-based start-up company developing cutting-edge genomics technologies for vastly improving genome assembly, uncovering critical structural variation information, and many other exciting applications in genomics. We are a diverse, talented, multi-disciplinary team innovating in the field of genomics, with the ultimate goal of leaving a lasting impact on the world by providing researchers and clinicians with tools for better informing biological understanding.

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