Scientist III Bioinformatics : San Francisco, CA

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Job date: 2014-09-30
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Company : Thermo Fisher Scientific 

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Role : Research Scientist 

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Software Testing Engineer/Scientist (Bioinformatics)SummaryThe Life Science Solutions Division within Thermo Fisher Scientific is in need of an experienced, productive and enthusiastic software testing engineer/bioinformatics scientist. The position will be part of a dedicated team of scientists and engineers working on the cutting edge Next Generation Sequencing technology. This full-time position is based in our South San Francisco office. Key Responsibilities

  • Develop in C++/Python/Java data analysis tools
  • Implement algorithm enhancements in C++
  • Develop unit test suites for algorithm code, implement testing scripts to assess algorithm performance
  • Help testing team to set up testing pipeline for algorithm testing
  • Analyze testing results, help dev team to locate issues
  • Support internal/external users to analyze data, investigate data related issues
Minimum Qualifications (must have) Requirements
  • Required: must have a can-do attitude, excited about working in a fast paced environment, must be a self starter
  • Required: Solid knowledge of next gen sequencing, solid experience in common bioinformatics tools
  • Required: 2+ years of experience in C++ programming, 2+ years of experience in Java programming
  • Required: 2+ years of experience working on bioinformatics projects
  • Required: Solid understanding of mathematical concepts, excellent knowledge of algorithm development and data analysis
  • Required: Solid experience with Unix/Linux
  • Required: Understanding of software testing principles, tool sets, understanding of data analysis principles
  • Required: Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Preferred Qualifications (nice to have)
  • Desired: knowledge of Python
  • Desired: Understand SW development processes/life cycle and SW Architecture
  • Desired: Knowledge of web development/architecture

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