Scientist, Research Informatics

Brisbane, California, United States
Oct 29, 2020
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Myokardia is seeking an experienced Research Informatics expert to manage experiment-project data and applications for the Biology Teams. The successful candidate will apply their Lab Bench experience and work closely with research scientists to identify and prioritize needs. You will help fellow scientists effectively use Myokardia's tools and applications to capture, analyze query and report scientific data that enables actionable insights for current and future work. This position will help lead the strategy and execution around data lifecycle management, data standards, analytics infrastructure, ongoing data operations and informatics systems.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Partner closely with scientists and other informaticians to envision, implement, and support informatics tools and business process that enhance our ability to acquire, store, transform, visualize, and analyze data.
  • Research Informatics liaison to project teams, collaborators, partners and external CRO's.
  • Lead Research Informatics Scientific Applications Team
  • Help create new Assay Protocols in Dotmatics Studies and/or ELN based applications
  • Provides hands-on scientific application support
  • Support project teams in implementation of scientific and operational informatics solutions for multiple functions to ensure data accessibility, quality and integrity.
  • Implement data visualizations to extract the full value of our scientific and operational data.
  • Communicates issues, technical discrepancies, and projects status updates to team and scientific stakeholders.
  • Implement ‘quick and easy' informatics solutions that solve specific problems fast and efficiently


A BS/MS/PhD in Life Sciences and minimum of 5-8 plus years of Application and Database management expertise in the biopharmaceutical industry. The successful candidate will draw on their laboratory bench experience and demonstrable informatics skills and be able to:
  • Show thorough understanding of R&D processes and Drug Discovery data life cycle.
  • Lab Bench experience and familiarity with common biochemical, cell, gene based and in-vivo immuno-assays including data derived from such experiments.
  • Ability to help troubleshoot common data analysis workflows and comfortable working with common results and parameters like IC50s, equilibrium constant calculations, 4-paramater fit curves etc.
  • Proven track record of supporting scientific informatics efforts and ELN workflow.
  • Familiarity with current informatics applications and systems, relational and non-relational databases, scripting languages, and data visualization tools. Such as:
    • Dotmatics suite of apps (Browser, Studies, Vortex, Bioregister)
    • ChemAxon's compound management and Titian Mosaic Inventory
    • Oracle, MySQL, Postgres, SQLServer, Perl, Python, Java, VB, C/C++
  • Working knowledge of scientific research application development cycles and data management principles.
  • Excellent people and communication skills.