Staff Scientist, Bioinformatics, Microarray

Thermo Fisher Scientific
Job Location
Santa Clara, CA
Job Description

About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and 50,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Our five premier brands, Invitrogen, Applied Biosystems, Thermo Scientific, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services - offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support. For more information, please visit

Position Summary:

Responsible for the application of existing data analysis techniques to Copy Number and SNP array data; development of novel statistical approaches for analyzing data; interaction with research and product development teams for collecting information and providing results; and working with large complex data sets. Provide analytical support for internal product research and development efforts. Must be able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.



Hands-on experience with development and application of data analysis in the field of molecular biology or genomics, microarray analysis and programming desired. Advanced skills in Python, Perl, SQL and proficiency in Linux/Unix and cluster computing are required. Experience with statistical data analysis software (such as R, SAS/JMP or Matlab) and experience with statistical data analysis are essential. Working experience with large volume bioinformatics data and experience with cancer biology or oncology is required.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Designs, develops, tests, and maintains tools for the analysis of bioinformatics data

Gathers and analyzes data from public and proprietary databases

Develops new methods for resolving problems/issues

Creates/maintains software tools and methods

Creates specifications and tools for analysis

Performs programming validation/QC per company SOPs

Participates in process and operation improvement opportunities

Responds to internal and external inquiries

Provides mentorship, if applicable

Additional duties/responsibilities according to business needs


Required Education and Experience:

  • Master's or Ph.D. degree in Bioinformatics or related field
  • 3-6+ years work experience
  • High competency in programming skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills


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