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Staff Scientist, Bioinformatics (Biomarker Discovery Lead)

Staff Scientist, Bioinformatics (Biomarker Discovery Lead)

  • 2022-30270.1
  • Pleasanton, California, United States

Be our next Bioinformatician for the R&D Mol Dx team for the Clinical Diagnostics Group’s efforts to expand into Reproductive Health, Infectious Diseases and Human Genetics.

You are passionate about improving healthcare, with ample experience developing bioinformatics tools and pipelines. You will develop, improve, and deploy bioinformatics pipelines and algorithms, perform statistical analysis of ddPCR and NGS datasets, and will communicate findings to the team and the broader organization.

The Clinical Diagnostics Group’s R&D team develops solutions that save lives. We are a globally integrated and multicultural team driven by the boundless scope of opportunity to impact the future of healthcare. We strive to create better experiences for both clinicians and their patients while helping our people grow and develop themselves in a thriving and supportive environment.

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 new, innovative avenues in the clinical diagnostics markets.

How You’ll Make an Impact

  • Deploy Bioinformatics pipeline and analysis solutions via AWS. 
  • Packaging and deployment of bioinformatics software .
  • Lead the development of NGS pipelines: methyl-seq, RNAseq, WGS, and amplicon sequencing. 
  • Lead the bioinformatics efforts for launching clinical diagnostic applications in Reproductive Healthy (e.g. NIPT, carrier screening).
  • Support molecular biology team with external collaborations and partnerships of novel markers for disease (e.g preeclampsia, endometriosis, preterm birth). 
  • Work closely with R&D, Software, and Marketing teams in the Clinical Diagnostics Groups at Bio-Rad. 
  • Deliver high impact presentations, communicating strategy and progress for both internal and external audiences. 
  • Provide leadership and mentor junior members of the team.

What You Bring

  • PhD with 4+ years’ experience, Masters with 6+ years of experience, or Bachelor’s degree with 8+ years of experience. Preferred education in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Physics or another related quantitative discipline. 
  • Ability to communicate with individuals across different business functions, inside and outside the company. 
  • Experience leading the development of bioinformatics pipelines for regulatory products.
  • Expert knowledge of version control with git and github. 
  • Comfortable working in a Linux/cloud compute environment: HPC and AWS. 
  • Comfort with statistical analysis of biological data (NGS and/or ddpcr) • Expert knowledge of common bioinformatics databases, resources, and tools. 
  • Strong Python programming skillset and experience and experience with C++, R, SQL is a plus.
  • Experience in full product development cycle (from concept to launch) under QMS and design control is a plus. 
  • Experience with docker or singularity and Shiny App development is a plus. 

Location: Pleasanton, CA.


Hybrid Opportunity: (3 days onsite/2 days remote).


Vaccination Requirement: Ability and consent to upload proof of completed Covid-19 vaccination into our secure database within 3 days of start date. 


Total Rewards Package: At Bio-Rad, we’re empowered by our purpose and recognize that our employees are as well. That’s why we offer a competitive and comprehensive Total Rewards Program that provides value, quality, and inclusivity while satisfying the diverse needs of our evolving workforce. Bio-Rad's robust offerings serve to enrich the overall health, wealth, and wellbeing of our employees and their families through the various stages of an employee’s work and life cycle. 


Benefits: We’re proud to offer a variety of options, including competitive medical plans for you and your family, free HSA funds, a new fertility offering with stipend, group life and disability, paid parental leave, 401k plus profit sharing, an employee stock purchase program, a new upgraded and streamlined mental health platform, extensive learning and development opportunities, education benefits, student debt relief program, pet insurance.


Compensation: The estimated base salary range for this position is $127,000 to $174,700 at the time of posting. Actual compensation will be provided in writing at the time of offer, if applicable, and is based on several factors we believe fairly and accurately impact compensation, including geographic location, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other job permitted factors. This position is eligible for a variable annual bonus, which is dependent upon achievement of your individual objectives and Company performance.


Who We Are: For 70 years, Bio-Rad has focused on advancing the discovery process and transforming the fields of science and healthcare. As one of the top five life science companies, we are a global leader in developing, manufacturing, and marketing a broad range of high-quality research and clinical diagnostic products. We help people everywhere live longer, healthier lives. Recently voted a Best Place to Work, Bio-Rad offers a unique employee experience with collaborative teams that span the globe. Here, you are supported by leadership to build your career and are empowered to drive change that makes an impact you can see.


EEO Statement: Bio-Rad is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and we welcome candidates of all backgrounds. Veterans, people with disabilities, and people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, and orientations are encouraged to apply. 


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. #LI-AK1 #LI-Hybrid



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