Bioinformatician l/ll

Agendia, Inc.
Irvine, CA
Oct 03, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


The Bioinformatician I/ll contributes to Product Support’s two main goals: supporting existing products on the market, and assisting in the transition of new products from research to the market.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Actively participate in multidisciplinary teams to execute assigned projects, including:
    • Researching issues observed in Lab Operations, determining if diagnostic results are affected, and finding solutions if necessary
    • Identifying and validating assigned process and product improvements
    • Validating reagents, equipment, algorithms, and software
    • Transferring assigned new products from Research to Laboratory Operations
  • Identify problems, determine solutions, and ensure implementation in a timely manner
  • Communicate project status and analysis results in a clear, concise manner to the relevant audience
  • Ensure compliance with CAP, CLIA, ISO and FDA regulations and oversight
  • Follow all Agendia health and safety policies and procedures
  • Performs other related duties as required or assigned


This position may interact with all departments within the company, especially Lab Operations, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance, Research, and Medical Affairs; as well as external collaborators and the scientific community.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, statistics, or life science.

  • At least 1 year of contiguous experience at a commercial company.

Skills and Qualifications Requirements:

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Strong programming experience in R, familiar with other languages (preferably Matlab)
  • Sound knowledge of theoretical and applied statistics and molecular biology, as they apply to clinical and non-clinical diagnostic R&D
  • Sound knowledge of bioinformatics and/or data science
  • Excellent project management, time management and people skills together with a sense of urgency to resolve customer issues quickly and accurately
  • Experience with databases, particularly MS Access, MS SQL Server, or Oracle
  • Familiar with the Microsoft Windows environment and Office applications


Desired Skills:

·       Knowledge of cancer genetics and molecular biology

·       Experience with microarray data analysis

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • This position requires no supervisory responsibilities.

Environment/Safety/Work Environment:

  • General office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Maintains a clean, neat, and orderly work area.
  • Adheres to department-specific safety guidelines.

Physical Demands:

  • Standing, sitting, walking, bending, reaching, manual manipulation, and lifting up to 10 pounds.
  • All candidates must pass a color vision test
  • Ability to travel internationally and domestically up to 10%