Statistical - Population Geneticist

Organization
Human Longevity Inc
Job Location
4750 Executive Dr
San Diego, CA 92121
Salary
Base + Bonus + Stock Options
Benefits

Health Benefits 100% paid

10 Paid Holidays

15 Paid Vacation Days

Other

Job Description

Statistical/Population Geneticist

 

PURPOSE                                                              

HLI is constructing a robust sequencing operation to compile the most comprehensive and complete human genotype, microbiome, metabolome, proteome, and phenotype database available. A key focus of HLI’s activities will be building the computational and statistical methods to allow for the identification of biologically relevant associations in this database.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Develop and apply statistical and population genetic algorithms to sequence data.
  • Develop and implement methods for analyzing human genomes at an industrial scale.
  • Carry out association analyses with sophisticated genotypic, microbiomic, metabolomic, proteomic and phenotypic information.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Ph.D in Biostatistics, Statistical Genetics, Population Genetics or closely related fields (NGS)
  • Proficient in statistical analysis and programming in R.
  • Strong programming skills, and the ability to design and prototype computational algorithms in C++, Python, Java, or C#
  • Experience working in cloud environment, with specific experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) being an advantage
  • Comfortable in a Linux environment
  • Extensive experience in bioinformatics and working with NGS data
  • Established track record applying innovative methods to drive project success
  • Demonstrate outstanding personal initiative and the ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Collaborate with diverse scientists from computational and experimental backgrounds
  • Lead, coach, and mentor scientists in the design and execution of innovative research programs
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written and communication skills
  • Prior experience working with large-scale genetics and genomics datasets (Big Data)

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2+ years’ experience in a startup organization
  • 2+ years post-graduate experience
  • Relational database experience: Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Postgresql, or MySQL
  • A second language

 

SPECIAL DEMANDS 

  • None

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

  • Mixture of private offices, open space with cubicles, laboratory and storage facilities

 

Human Longevity, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer   

DISCLAIMER: The information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities of an employee to this job.

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Ph.D in Biostatistics, Statistical Genetics, Population Genetics or closely related fields (NGS)
  • Proficient in statistical analysis and programming in R.
  • Strong programming skills, and the ability to design and prototype computational algorithms in C++, Python, Java, or C#
  • Experience working in cloud environment, with specific experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) being an advantage
  • Comfortable in a Linux environment
  • Extensive experience in bioinformatics and working with NGS data
  • Established track record applying innovative methods to drive project success
  • Demonstrate outstanding personal initiative and the ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Collaborate with diverse scientists from computational and experimental backgrounds
  • Lead, coach, and mentor scientists in the design and execution of innovative research programs
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written and communication skills
  • Prior experience working with large-scale genetics and genomics datasets (Big Data)

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2+ years’ experience in a startup organization
  • 2+ years post-graduate experience
  • Relational database experience: Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Postgresql, or MySQL
  • A second language
How to Apply
About Our Organization

Human Longevity Inc. (HLI) is a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic and therapeutic company. Using advances in genomic sequencing, the human microbiome, proteomics, informatics, computing, and cell therapy technologies, HLI is building the world’s most comprehensive database on human genotypes and phenotypes to tackle the diseases associated with aging-related human biological decline. HLI is also leading the development of cell-based therapeutics to address age-related decline in endogenous stem cell function. HLI is concentrating on cancer, diabetes and obesity, heart and liver diseases, and dementia.

The market for healthy human longevity is enormous. Globally, total healthcare expenses run over $7 trillion, with nearly half of these funds being spent in the senior (65+) years of a person’s life to help keep them alive longer. Using the combined power of HLI’s core areas of expertise – genomics, informatics, and stem cell therapies, HLI is going to change the way medicine is practiced by furthering the shift to a preventive, genomic-based medicine model.

HLI revenue streams will be derived from database licensing to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and academic organizations, sequencing, and development of advanced diagnostics and therapeutics.

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