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Bioinformatics Scientist Full-time

at Intrexon Corporation. in California (Published at 13-07-2018)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Manage data storage and enhance pipelines for NGS analysis.
  • Develop and write cutting-edge DNA Build algorithms. Design and develop algorithms for primer design, construct validation, and library construction strategies.
  • Work at the cutting edge of genome editing. Work closely with lab scientists to develop and execute on complex genome editing, multiplexing, and combinatorial design strategies.
  • Drive efficiency, cost, and process to enhance overall cycle time.
  • Develop algorithms and collaborate with software developers to embed best-in-class research into key software applications.
  • Communicate with stakeholders to understand and prioritize what research/business questions to answer.
  • Work as a liaison between DSCB, IT, and lab scientists, and help communicate expectations and concerns.
  • Work with partners in the lab to identify gaps and exploit opportunities to automate data extraction, storage, and analysis.
  • Help to develop data pipelines and storage systems in partnership with DSCB and IT teams, for efficient utilization of data.
  • Develop web apps and scripts for data collections, storage, analysis and visualization.
  • Present findings to stakeholders in a way that can be easily understood and leveraged by non-data scientists.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • BS (2+ years’ experience) in physics, mathematics, statistics, genetics, engineering, bioinformatics, computer science or a related field.
  • Previous experience in a research setting is desired.
  • Track record of software development, analyzing and visualizing data.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:
  • Proficient in Python.
  • Familiarity with Web apps development.
  • Familiarity with databases (Oracle, MySQL).
  • Experience with NGS, genomic sequencing & analysis, highly desired.
  • Experience in primer design algorithms or related areas, highly desired.
  • Familiarity with cloud computing (AWS or other).
  • Basic understanding of (microbial) biology.
  • Wet lab experience is a huge plus.

DESIRED KEY COMPETENCIES:
  • Ability to understand and execute on the company’s mission and values.
  • Maintain a high degree of ethical standard and trustworthiness.
  • Deals with conflict in a direct, positive manner.
  • Fosters innovation through creative solutions and constructive dialogue and feelings toward the company, coworkers, and tasks being managed.
  • Successful at communicating in both oral and written forms.
  • Up-to-date knowledge on industry current events.
  • Capable of high performance in independent work as well as in team setting.
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex data and analysis to audiences with diverse technical backgrounds.
  • Effectively portrays analysis conclusions in a graphical and/or interactive format.
  • Experience working in the Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, or Life Sciences industries.
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