Associate Scientist - Bioinformatics

Location
Tarrytown, NY, United States
Posted
Nov 21, 2020
Ref
22502BR
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
Position Type
Full time
Bioinformatics Core Services is looking to hire an enthusiastic and motivated Bioinformatics Associate Scientist to assist in the development and maintenance of bioinformatics applications and analytics pipelines running on the Amazon Web Services cloud and on-premise computing platforms. These applications typically process next generation sequencing (NGS) data for diverse scientific purposes, such as determining the effects of novel insertions in viral capsid proteins, or characterizing the genomic outcome of CRISPR-Cas9 cuts. We work closely with researchers from different scientific functions, especially our Viral Vector Technologies department, to understand their needs and provide support to existing bioinformatics pipelines.

In this role, a typical day might include the following:
  • Develop and maintain bioinformatics pipelines and carry out bioinformatics analysis for a wide variety of scientific purposes, such as designing novel viral capsid proteins, or characterizing the effects of CRISPR-Cas9 genomic editing.
  • Utilize high performance computing platforms to accelerate aforementioned pipelines and analysis.
  • Work with researchers to understand their needs and support feature requests.
  • Work with other bioinformaticians to enhance existing pipelines, share methodologies, and develop best practices.
  • Effectively communicate methodologies to a variety of technical audiences.
This job might be for you if:
  • Bring innovative thinking to large-scale genetic variant analysis
  • You have a strong work ethic and are proactive in providing solutions to foster scientific collaborations and drive projects forward within Regeneron
  • Can effectively communicate complex concepts to collaborators from a wide range of backgrounds.

To be considered for this role, you must have a PhD degree or Master's degree + 3 years relevant experience in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, or related field. Experience with conducting bioinformatics analysis and building pipelines (e.g. next-generation sequencing analysis, querying bioinformatics database APIs). Strong background (5 years preferred) in at least in one of the following scripting languages: Python, R, Perl. Experience configuring bioinformatics software, querying biological databases (e.g. dbSNP, NCBI, PDB), and building complex pipelines. Strong familiarity in working in a Linux environment and shell scripting. Strong familiarity with high performance computing. Familiarity with code version control systems such as git, subversion, CVS. Experience with analyzing and building pipelines that process next generation sequencing data, including both short and long read technologies, preferred. 2+ years of experience in at least one of the following languages preferred: C, C++, C#, Java, Fortran, Ruby, JavaScript. Experience with viral vectors and CRISPR-Cas9, a plus. Experience with using machine learning to create predictive models, preferably related to DNA/amino acid sequences, a plus. Experience with front-end application development, preferred.

Does this sound like you? Apply now to take your first steps toward living the Regeneron Way! We have an inclusive and diverse culture that provides amazing benefits including health and wellness programs, fitness centers and stock for employees at all levels!

Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or belief (or lack thereof), sex, nationality, national or ethnic origin, civil status, age, citizenship status, membership of the Traveler community, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, familial status, marital or registered civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity status, gender identity, gender reassignment, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application process. Please contact us to discuss any accommodations you think you may need.