Bioinformatics Scientist

Location
Tarrytown, NY, United States
Posted
Apr 16, 2021
Ref
24372BR
Required Education
Other
Position Type
Full time
We are seeking a motivated Bioinformatics scientist to join the Computational Biology group within the Genome Informatics and Data Engineering team. At Regeneron Genetics Center, we are passionate about using human genetics to accelerate the drug development process in order to get treatments to patients faster. You will focus on developing methods to understand the effect of variants on gene function and large-scale data mining of genetic variants.

In this role, a typical day might include the following:
  • Lead the evaluation and improvement of cutting-edge prediction methods for variant and gene function
  • Use evolutionary/population genetic sequence analysis to understand genetic variation
  • Use machine learning and other methods (expression analysis, network analysis) to integrate genetic data with various external and internal resources to derive insights on gene function and functional modules
  • Build computational frameworks for large scale functional screening to complement variant interpretation efforts
  • Create workflows and tools to enable high-throughput annotation of genetic data
  • Collaborate with other RGC teams, to identify key needs and questions that can be addressed using computational biology methods and tools.
This job might be for you if:
  • Bring innovative thinking to large-scale genetic variant analysis
  • You have a strong work ethic and take the initiative to move projects forward in a fast-paced environment
  • Value teamwork and team excellence

To be considered for this role, you must have a PhD in computational biology/genomics, bioinformatics, computer science, human genetics or related fields. Experience in Python, R, and/or C/C++. Strong programming skills with ability to write clean, robust and scalable code. Experience with machine-learning methods for variant and gene function interpretation. Knowledge of bioinformatics tools, databases, and approaches to support genetics driven drug discovery programs. Familiarity with genetics and biochemistry concepts, protein 3D structure analysis, graph theory and graph neural networks. Experience with Spark or other distributed computing frameworks, SCALA, JavaScript, interactive data visualization methods and tools is desirable.
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.