Thermo Fisher Scientific: Staff Scientist, Bioinformatics

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Job ID: 5907
Job date: 2016-08-30
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Staff Scientist, Bioinformatics Employer Thermo Fisher Scientific Location Carlsbad, California Salary Competitive Posted August 30 2016 Ref 38905BR Discipline Life Sciences, Agricultural Science, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biology, Genetics, Genomics, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Oncology, Physical Sciences, Engineering, Information Technology, Physics, Statistics, Health Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Diagnostics, Healthcare, Translational Research Send Save Apply

When you're part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do challenging work, and be part of a team that values performance, quality and innovation. As part of a successful, growing global organization you will be encouraged to perform at your best. With revenues of $17 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

Next Generation DNA sequencing (NGS) is rapidly reshaping life sciences, translational research, and clinical diagnostics. At Thermo Fisher Scientific, a leading contributor in these fields, we are dedicated to improving quality of sequencing and broaden the range of its applications. If you are a motivated and innovative bioinformatics scientist seeking to advance your career in these fields, we would like to invite you to join our NGS R&D team in Carlsbad, CA.


Your primary responsibility is supporting new product introductions (NPI), focusing on sequencing and analysis strategies for oncology, inherited diseases, pathogen identification, reproductive health, and other novel applications. You will balance between improving core technology of AmpliSeqTM and providing customized data analysis to support bench scientists. Key AmpliSeqTM responsibilities are supporting new panel development and monitoring performance of existing products. You will employ sequence analysis and structural methods to mitigate sequencing bias, as well as innovative data mining approaches for system improvement and troubleshooting. You will help molecular biologists with variant calling, phasing, and genome annotations, also work closely with product management and instrument teams. You will play a pivotal role in tool development, translating new product requirements into prototype and production-level software, testing in a fast-paced environment, and coordinating fixes. Other responsibilities include keeping abreast of the latest developments in genomics and algorithms, giving internal and external presentations, and maintaining contacts with customers.


The position is offered to you having a Ph.D. degree related to bioinformatics, physics, biological or computer sciences, preferably with at least 2 years of relevant industry experience. Outstanding candidates with equivalent qualifications may be accepted. You are expected to work independently, be able to prioritize, focus and multi-task, with strong data mining and problem solving expertise. Effective communication skills, especially for presenting scientific results, keeping records and working collaboratively in a team are necessary. You should have solid knowledge of next-generation sequencing analysis under the Linux environment, with good understanding of software engineering and data analysis principles. Proficiencies in a scripting language (PERL or Python) and a statistical package (R or MatLab) are required, and C/C++/Java capabilities are big pluses. Many of your tasks will require skills with parallel computing and database management systems, as well as solid background in genetics and statistics. Experience with PCR primer design, sequence and motif analysis is particularly welcome. Familiarity with product development experience and/or project management will make you a stronger candidate.

We extend this exciting opportunity for you to participate in development of cutting-edge sequencing applications, in making the world safer, cleaner and healthier, at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

At 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.*IND-LSG

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