Senior Bioinformatics Scientist

Santa Clara, CA 95050

Posted: 08/02/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: R&D Job Number: 6631

Our client develops, manufactures and supplies a wide array of innovative medical diagnostic products, services, tests, platforms and technologies.


  • Design, analyze, and interpret single-molecule sequencing experiments using custom and standard analysis tools.
  • Define in-depth statistical error profiles and their impact on secondary and tertiary analysis.
  • Develop and implement algorithms for the primary analysis pipeline.
  • Write production-level code to support primary and secondary analysis pipeline.



  • Expertise in algorithm optimization and experiment design. Proven ability to proactively evaluate methods and propose directions to improve.
  • Knowledge of molecular biology, statistics, and human genetics / genomics.
  • Strong experience in the use of high-level programming languages such as Python (preferred) or R for pipelines and complex data analysis.
  • Experience in development and support of product-level bioinformatics pipelines.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Strong problem-solving and data analysis and interpretation skills.
  • Experience with Java or C/C++ for algorithm development a plus.



  • A Master's Degree (in bioinformatics, biostatistics, computational biology, computer science, or a related field) and 8 years of related experience
  • Or Ph.D. and 4 years of related experience.
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