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Senior Bioinformatics Scientist

Posted on Apr 5, 2021 by Nautilus Biotechnology Inc.

Seattle, WA 98102
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

We are looking for someone who is comfortable managing existing software workflows, and creating new analytic workflows from scratch. Our ideal applicant will have some prior team lead experience and will be interested in supporting and helping to grow our Bioinformatics team. This person is also expected to be well organized and an excellent communicator. Familiarity with biological fundamentals, bioinformatics algorithms, basic statistics and data visualization approaches will be critical.
This role can either be located in our Seattle, WA location or our San Carlos, CA location.

Role and Responsibilities

Mentor scientists across a range of experience levels
Helping determine research priorities and approaches for a small team
Develop and apply statistical learning approaches and generate clear visuals from biologically relevant datasets
Develop and apply algorithms and software packages for internal use
Work closely with scientists working in sequence analysis, basic statistical analysis, image analysis, chemistry, and biology to assist with analysis of large datasets
Create approaches to manage key datasets
Collaborate with scientists to design experiments
Apply and extend data analysis pipeline using statistically sound methodologies
Generate actionable conclusions from imperfect data (eg missing values, batch effects, highly-skewed distribution, outliers, etc.)

Qualifications and Education Requirements

PhD in Bioinformatics, Data Science, or related field
5+ years of experience in analyzing genomic, transcriptomic or proteomics data
Ability to effectively lead an organized and dynamic team in a fast-pace, deadline driven environment
Proven ability to guide experimental design (design of experiments, power analysis, blocking, replication, and randomization)
Expertise in data quality assessment and visualization
Experience with programming in Python or R
A willingness to follow direction as well as work independently
Excellent written and oral communication skills
A willingness to learn and grow within a transformative company
Proven problem-solving skills and collaborative nature in fast-paced environment
A willingness to wear multiple hats and be flexible with their work schedule

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and/or Experience

Experienced in programming in C++ or any other strongly-typed language
Experience with using any of a number of integration, functional, and/or unit test frameworks to prove correctness of algorithms

Reference: 1152695183

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