Bioinformatics Scientist

Location
San Diego
Posted
Mar 05, 2018
Ref
02
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
Position Type
Full time

Progenity, Inc. is a leading molecular diagnostic testing company. We invite applications for our exciting and innovative Senior Level Bioinformatics positions (Principal and Staff) at our Headquarters located in San Diego, CA. This role entices a bioinformatician with industry experience who is passionate about making a difference in human-health and in disease diagnostics by developing computational algorithms, performing data-mining, and applying machine-learning and statistical modeling in genetic data. Applicants will have the opportunity to work at the cutting-edge of the genetic testing industry, and in a collaborative and fast-paced environment. As a result of our successes in developing quality molecular diagnostic products, Progenity is rapidly expanding and looking to fill these positions immediately to augment our development capabilities. A competitive salary commensurate with experience can be offered, along with a generous benefits package. Based on the location, relocation assistance can be offered to a successful non-local candidate.

 

This role entices a bioinformatics scientist holding a Ph.D. in CS/EE/Math/Stat/Physics  with industry experience who is passionate about making a difference in human-health and in disease diagnostics by developing computational algorithms, performing data-mining, and applying machine-learning and statistical modeling in genetic data. The Bioinformatics Scientist will have the opportunity to work at the cutting-edge of the genetic testing industry, and in a collaborative and fast-paced environment.   As a result of our successes in developing quality molecular diagnostic products, Progenity is rapidly expanding and looking to fill this position immediately to augment our development capabilities.   

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Developing new algorithms to address complex questions in data analysis.
  • Perform datamining on high-dimensional data.
  • Apply machine-learning techniques and statistical modeling to learn patterns, select features, and classify genetic data from Next Generation Sequencing and other technologies. 
  • At the senior level: work independently, lead problem-solving efforts, and mentor junior team members.
  • Participate (at the senior level lead/co-lead) in designing analytical and clinical studies. 
  • Performing data analysis in support of R&D activities.
  • Communicating effectively with laboratory researchers and academic collaborators to define required solutions.
  • Identify and formulate quality control metrics and participate in related development activities.

Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in a quantitative field (Bioinformatics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, and related fields).
  • Ph.D. with 2+ years of industry experience.
  • This is a non-entry-level position and relevant industry experience beyond post-doc and internship is a must.
  • Strong background in statistics and mathematics.
  • Solid background/training in algorithm development, machine- learning, and software development.
  • Proficient in Linux operating system.
  • High programming proficiency in scripting languages (Python, Perl) and a compiled language (C, C++, C#, Java). Strong Python programming skills are highly desirable.
  • Solid understanding of high-throughput sequencing and genetic information.
  • Proficient in working with High-Performance Computing (HPC).
  • Ability to solve practical problems in data analysis and interpretation.
  • Experience in working in the cloud computing environment is a plus.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary environments and work and communicate with wet-lab scientist and clinicians.
  • Must be a detail-oriented self-starter who can organize and prioritize workloads.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.