Research Scientist I, Bioinformatics

San Jose, California
Oct 19, 2017
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

We are seeking a highly talented and motivated Bioinformatics Scientist to support development of data pipelines for virology sequencing results, data reporting to regulatory agencies, and scientific analyses for research efforts and manuscripts. The candidate will work with Research Scientists to create methods used for investigation of viral subpopulations and drug resistance. The individual will work closely with IT and Regulatory Compliance professionals to update and verify virology data information systems used for analysis and regulatory reporting.

Required Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

• Thorough understanding and interest in biology with the demonstrated ability to contribute to scientific efforts focused on understanding diseases

• Excellent background in next-generation sequencing data analysis

• Strong programming and scripting abilities in languages such as C++/C#/Java and Python/Perl

• Experience with open-source bioinformatics tools / packages (GATK, Bioconductor, etc)

• Experience in relational database design and writing SQL queries for SQL/Oracle databases

• Experience with source code control systems and software testing techniques such as unit and integration testing

• Strong organizational and communication skills; ability to write technical documentation

Desired Knowledge, Experience, and Skills:

• Experience evaluating genetic variation in populations using phylogenetics

• Knowledgeable in one or more analysis tools/statistical packages such as R, SAS, Matlab

• Experience with distributed computing tools (i.e. Hadoop, Hive, Spark, MongoDB, Airflow)

Specific Education and Experience:

• A PhD in bioinformatics, computer science, computational biology, genomics, or a related field.

• 7+ years of experience with MS degree

As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.