Informatics Scientist

Berkeley, California
Apr 03, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Caribou Biosciences, Inc. is a leading company in CRISPR genome engineering located in Berkeley, CA. Caribou's tools and technologies provide transformative capabilities to therapeutic development, agricultural biotechnology, industrial biotechnology, and basic and applied biological research. The five-year-old company has developed a best-in-class CRISPR genome engineering technology platform and has a leading intellectual property position.

Caribou seeks an experienced and versatile Informatics Scientist to join our Informatics group.  This individual will work directly with Caribou scientists and external collaborators to develop methods for understanding experimental results and improving experiment design. The ideal candidate will have clearly demonstrated an ability to manage the informatics needs of large, multidisciplinary projects and communicate effectively across various scientific and computational disciplines.       

Responsibilities will include:

  • Independent management of informatics needs for multiple parallel projects
  • Development of new visualization and data integration methods
  • Presentation of results to internal scientists, external collaborators, and Caribou management
  • Providing guidance on overall experimental strategy and direction from a computational perspective
  • Maintaining close coordination with pipeline and software development efforts

Candidate must possess:

  • Ph.D. in bioinformatics, statistics, computer science or related fields with 0-5 years of postdoctoral or industry experience in oncology or master’s with more than 7 years of relevant scientific experience
  • Strong proficiency with some combination of Python, C/C++, JavaScript, Pandas/NumPy/SciPy
  • Experience with Unix/Linux, git, SQL, and database design
  • Strong communication and mentorship skill
  • Broad experience analyzing genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic data

Caribou Biosciences, Inc. is a dynamic start-up company, and the successful candidate must have the ability and desire to work in a fast-paced environment.  For more information, please visit  Caribou is on Twitter.  Sign up to follow our Twitter feed @CaribouBio (

Caribou offers a comprehensive compensation package, as well as generous paid time off in addition to Company observed holidays.  The Company provides Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, along with a retirement savings plan which includes matching employer contributions.  We promote a culture in which employees are respected and rewarded for hard work, innovation, personal initiative, and teamwork. 

No phone calls please. Direct applicants only. No agencies please.

Caribou is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, citizenship, political activity or affiliation, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (as defined under California law), veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex or gender (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), taking or requesting statutorily protected leave, or any other basis protected by law. In addition, Caribou prohibits the harassment of any individual on any of the bases listed above or any other characteristics protected under federal, state, or local laws.