Scientist-Bioinformatics

Location
Tarrytown, New York
Posted
May 13, 2022
Ref
REGEA0026R10724
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
Position Type
Full time

We are looking for a Bioinformatics Scientist to work in close collaboration with scientists from diverse fields. You will develop and maintain innovative bioinformatics applications and analytics pipelines running on high-performance computing platforms. These applications typically process next generation sequencing (NGS) data for diverse scientific purposes, such as variant analysis, generating oligos for gene silencing, CRISPR genome editing experiments, genome resequencing, etc. Working in a bioinformatics core will also give you the opportunity to be exposed to and participate other Research-wide collaborations ranging from gene target discovery to the assessment of late-stage antibodies that drive Regeneron’s therapeutics. 

 

In this role, a typical day might include the following: 
•Develop and maintain bioinformatics pipelines and carry out bioinformatics analysis using languages such as Shell, Python, and R. 

•Use HPC platforms in a Linux environment to accelerate and optimize pipelines and analyses. 
•Collaborate closely with experimentalists to understand their scientific and experimental needs and suggest appropriate computational approaches to shape future tech development.  The scientist may also initiate novel research collaborations with other computational or lab-based biologists.
•Work with other bioinformaticians to enhance existing pipelines, share methodologies, and develop best practices. 

 

This job might be for you if: 
•Improving health outcomes is what drives your science.  

•You are passionate about understanding and applying efficient computational techniques to accelerate biological research. 
•You have a strong work ethic and are proactive in providing solutions to foster scientific collaborations and drive projects forward. 
•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 in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, and related fields or life science discipline with a heavy bioinformatics component.Experience with conducting bioinformatics analysis and building pipelines (e.g. next-generation sequencing analysis, querying bioinformatics database APIs). Strong background (2+ years) in at least one of the following scripting languages: Python, R, Perl. Strong familiarity in working in a Linux environment and shell scripting. Strong familiarity with HPC. Familiarity with code version control systems such as git, subversion, CVS. Experience with front-end web application development would be a plus. Experience with database management systems such as MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, a plus. Experience with code debugging, profiling and optimization techniques, 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.