Thermo Fisher Scientific: Bioinformatics Scientist

Apr 20th, 2016 | By | Category:
Job ID: 5443
Job date: 2016-04-18
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Company : Thermo Fisher Scientific 

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Role : Research Scientist 

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Bioinformatics Scientist

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Employer Thermo Fisher Scientific Location Austin, Texas Salary Competitive Posted April 18 2016 Closes April 23 2016 Ref 27557BR Discipline Life Sciences, Agricultural Science, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biology, Genetics, Genomics, Molecular Biology, Zoology, Physical Sciences, Information Technology, Statistics Send Save Apply

Thermo Fisher Scientific is a leader in promoting global health. As part of that mission, we are seeking a bioinformatics scientist to contribute to genotyping by sequencing (GBS) projects related to trait selection for plant and animal breeders. As a member of our team, the scientist will design panels for massively multiplexed amplification and targeted sequencing of specific variations of interest to customers within plant and animal genomes. The scientist will utilize and assist in the development of analysis pipelines for automating the design of custom genotyping panels and for analyzing GBS data. The scientist will work with an interdisciplinary team to develop and support next-generation sequencing-based products to that end. Our group also has an active program around microbial detection in Animal Health and the scientist may also contribute to those projects as needed. The scientist will communicate the results of bioinformatics analyses in oral presentations and written reports to biologists and others unfamiliar with computational tools and methods. The candidate must be self-motivated and independent and be able to manage time among a number of projects related to microbial detection.


Provide bioinformatics support for genotyping by sequencing (GBS) projects related to trait selection for plant and animal breedingEstablish and maintain local databases for housing data and metadata related to GBS projectsUtilize existing pipelines for design of targeted sequencing panels and develop new pipelines related to identifying genome-wide patterns of genetic variation in plants and animalsDesign automated pipelines for next-generation sequencing analysis including variant callingWork with resident biologists to improve targeted sequencing panels based on customer requirementsEffectively communicate results of computational analyses to biologists and others unfamiliar with bioinformatics toolsSupport bioinformatics for microbial detection projects as needed


Masters or Ph.D. in bioinformatics, molecular biology, statistics or related field.Proficient in Linux/Unix work environment.Demonstrated expertise in a scripting language (Perl or Python).Demonstrated expertise in statistical programming (R, SAS)Relational database experience (MySQL, Oracle).Experience in next-generation sequencing analysis.Expertise with comparative genomics tools (BLAST, multiple alignment, phylogenetic analysis).Previous experience with variant calling (SNPs/indels) from next-generation sequencing data is highly desirable.Previous experience with whole genome genotyping, GWAS or QTL studies is highly desirablePrevious experience with analysis/annotation of plant and/or animal genomes is highly desirable.Primer design experience highly desirable.Strong communication skills. Share Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Apply More jobs like this Life Sciences jobs in Texas Agricultural Science jobs in Texas Biochemistry jobs in Texas Bioinformatics jobs in Texas Biology jobs in Texas Send Apply Save

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