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Bioinformatics Scientist

Bioinformatics Scientist

  • 2021-25320
  • Pleasanton, California, United States

At the Clinical Diagnostics Group (a division of Bio-Rad), we are undergoing a rapid evolution, which includes building an R&D team focused on Molecular Diagnostics, leveraging our next-generation droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) platforms. Bio-Rad has established the market lead in digital PCR and now we’re expanding into Molecular Diagnostics for our clinical laboratory customers. We believe our partition technology (creating hundreds of thousands of droplets) will open up new, innovative avenues in the clinical diagnostics markets. To support this evolution, we are looking for a talented Bioinformatician to be a member of the R&D Mol Dx team for the Clinical Diagnostics Group’s efforts to expand into Reproductive Health, Infectious Diseases and Human Genetics.

 

If you are passionate about improving healthcare, with experience developing bioinformatics tools and pipelines then this position is for you! You will help automate the analysis of routine experiments, develop bioinformatics algorithms, and perform statistical analysis of ddPCR and NGS datasets. A strong understanding of molecular biology methods is preferred.

Responsibilities

  • Implementation and continuous improvement of bioinformatics analysis pipelines.
  • Assist in data analysis and algorithm development for all stages of products in development.
  • Provide input for algorithm development strategy to enable laboratory-developed tests as well as regulated products.
  • Partner closely with other Bioinformatics and Software teams in the Digital Biology and Clinical Diagnostics Groups at Bio-Rad.
  • Deliver high impact presentations communicating bioinformatics strategy and progress to internal and external audiences.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Physics or other related quantitative discipline with 3+ years of relevant experience; or, Masters with 1+ years of experience or PhD.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, logical and analytical thinking, ability to multitask, work independently and on a team, and the ability to learn, troubleshoot, and problem solve are essential.
  • Ability working with different personality types and backgrounds, inside and outside the company.
  • Experience in genetic analysis (NIPT or cell-free DNA applications) is a plus.
  • Knowledge and experience of common bioinformatics databases, resources and tools.
  • Strong programming stills in Python and/or R.
  • Experience with Shiny App development is a plus.
  • Experience with HPC and AWS is a plus.
  • Hands-on experience with git and github.
  • Comfortable with SQL relational databases for data management.
  • Understanding of molecular biology, genomics, PCR, and sequencing technologies.

 

Vaccination Requirement:

 

Due to the higher threat of more infectious and deadly COVID-19 variant strains emerging, Bio-Rad recently announced a new mandatory vaccination policy requiring its US employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Bio-Rad will make reasonable accommodations for valid exemptions based on disability, medical, or religious reasons. With this policy, Bio-Rad joins a growing list of companies that are prioritizing sound science and available facts to best ensure the ongoing safety of its employees and the community.

 

About Bio-Rad:

 

Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 8,000 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.

 

Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.

 

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Agency Non-Solicitation: 

 

Bio-Rad does not accept agency resumes, unless the agency has been authorized by a Bio-Rad Recruiting Representative. Please do not submit resumes unless authorized to do so. Bio-Rad will not pay for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

 

 

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