Thermo Fisher Scientific: Scientist III, Bioinformatics

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Job ID: 6021
Job date: 2016-09-23
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Scientist III, Bioinformatics Employer Thermo Fisher Scientific Location South San Francisco, California Salary Competitive Posted September 23 2016 Ref 39855BR Discipline Life Sciences, Agricultural Science, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biology, Genetics, Genomics, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Physical Sciences, Computer Sciences, Engineering, Information Technology, Health Sciences, Diagnostics Send Save Apply

About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and 50,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Our five premier brands, Invitrogen, Applied Biosystems, Thermo Scientific, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services - offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support. For more information, please visit

The Human Identification Division (HID) team is looking to hire a bioinformatics scientist to join a cross functional team tasked with developing and supporting a variety of applications in the next generation sequencing space. In this role, you will be working with software engineers, molecular biologists, bioinformaticians, and key opinion leaders in the field to develop and implement data analysis tools.

Key Responsibilities

Implement analysis pipelines for next generation sequence analysis using Python, Perl, other scripting languages.Develop tools using Java, C++ or language of choice.Statistical analysis fundamentals and scientific programmingCollaborate with experts in the field to develop custom data analysis.Written and verbal presentation of results and methods, as communication with academic collaborators is essential.


Extensive background in sequence analysis and experimental data analysis.Broad knowledge of genomic databases (e.g. Genbank, 1000 Genomes, dbSNP)Familiarity with sequence analysis tools (e.g. samtools, vcftools, UCSC Genome Browser)Basic understanding of biology behind genotyping and human variationProficient in Unix/Linux environmentUnderstanding of object oriented design and programming.Excellent verbal and written communication skillsBS/MS in Computer Science, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics or equivalent discipline

Nice to have

Knowledge of forensic applications.Familiarity with the Ion Torrent sequencing tools (TMAP, Variant Caller).Ph.D. in Computer Science, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics or equivalent disciplineAt Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 50,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Apply today

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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