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Bioinformatics Application Scientist (Actual title will depend on qualification and experience)

Status: Archived
CompanyUniversal Sequencing
LocationCarlsbad, CA
Expiration2021-12-23
How to Apply

Interested candidates please submit a resume with cover letter to: tchen@universalsequencing.com

Universal Sequencing Technology Corporation (www.universalsequencing.com), a leading NGS technology development company specialized in cutting-edge long-range / long read sequencing and single cell sequencing technologies is looking for a talented and motivated individual with broad bioinformatics application experience to join its growing team in Carlsbad as a Bioinformatics Application Scientist. This is a unique opportunity to work on company’s disruptive linked-read technology for NGS platforms that enables many previously unachievable or difficult-to-achieve applications, such as de novo sequencing, metagenomics, WGS phasing, phased whole exome and target sequencing, complicated structure variation analysis, SNV/CNV detections, etc.

 

Desired Skills:

  • Hands-on experience on a variety of open source bioinformatics analysis software packages for applications in de novo genome assembly, haplotype phasing, SV detections and meta-genomics.
  • Strong technical writing skills in development of technical user guides, software requirements documentation.
  • Experience on Python, Perl, Shell Scripts, R, etc., familiar with Git, CVS, Snakemake, Docker.
  • Cloud Computing experience with AWS, GCP and Azure a plus.
  • Strong project management, problem-solving and leadership skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience on technical support with academic and commercial users.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with sales & marketing, R&D, and software to develop solutions for new applications.
  • Support pre-sales engagements to help potential customers understand our technology and workflows.
  • Work with software and bioinformatics team to develop customized bioinformatics solutions for customers.
  • Participate in the development and testing of bioinformatics algorithms and software packages.
  • Prepare technical notes/specifications and user guides/instruction.
  • Attend and present on industrial and academic conferences in advocating company’s technologies.
  • Conduct Webinars and in-classroom training sessions for customers.
  • Collaborate with external academic and industrial researchers and publish results.
  • Other work and project assignments as required.

 

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. with 2+ years, MS with 5+ years or BS with 8+ years relevant experience, in Biology, Bioinformatics and Computer Science.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and quickly changing environment
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
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