Bioinformatician   

Job Description

TITLE: Bioinformatician
DEPARTMENT: Operations-Technology Transfer and Consumable Manufacturing
REPORTS TO: VP Tech Transfer/Consumable Manufacturing

Position Summary

Under minimal direction, engaged in cutting edge software development in rapid diagnostics.  Support software needs required for fast, reliable and automated data handling and reporting.  Contribute to the development of bioinformatics software to analyze and report out clinically- relevant results generated by our sequencing platform, as well as to assist in the identification of medically relevant targets.

Principal Responsibilities

Responsibilities may include but will not be limited to the following as assigned:

  • Design, implement, validate and maintain world-class Biostatistics tools to demonstrate capability of our Bioinformatics processes as well as Clinical products performance.
  • Actively contribute to the development of the bioinformatics pipeline component of the Genalyte diagnostics platform.
  • Solve a variety of problems and shift priorities quickly.
  • Contribute to database architecture and setup of data handling processes to configure and format data sets for analysis & reporting
  • Assisting moving the culture of data analysis from spreadsheets to database, analysis and reporting tools
  • Contribute software statistical analysis tools including development to automate reporting
  • Work in a team environment to integrate database, analysis and reporting tools (software)
  • Analyze complex datasets and create tools such as algorithms to analyze for desired outcomes, flag outliers and bin similar patterns
  • Train Internal users to Biostatistics methodologies to guarantee statistical power of development and validation studies
  • Actively promote scientific interactions within the Bioinformatics team by setting-up technical reviews and brainstorming sessions to answer internal user’s needs.
  • Participate in relevant regulatory forums to help ensure our product designs reflect the Bioinformatics challenges of regulated diagnostic sample-to-answer IVD tests.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills: effectively interact with all levels of staff and work as an effective team member
  • Demonstrate a cooperative and service-oriented attitude; work under pressure while maintaining a professional demeanor
  • Maintain compliance with all company policies, quality systems, and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Requirements

  • BA/BS or MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field or equivalent successful proven experience
  • Minimum 4 years of BioInformatics programming in a biotech setting
  • Strong academic background in bioinformatics and biostatistics preferred
  • Proven experience of statistical languages and programing  include:  R, SAS, Python, C, C++, Perl or Ruby
  • Algorithm development to analyze for and flag patterns in large datasets
  • Experience with machine learning methods development
  • Project management experience at any level
  • Experience in an Agile environment a plus
  • Experience with databases such as development and system integration desired
  • Skills in any of the following areas a plus: Matlab, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, django framework, mootools/jquery JavaScript framework, Amazon’s EC2 or similar cloud systems
  • Proven successful experience as Biostatistician in an IVD company (4 years min.)
  • Deep knowledge of Mathematics applied to product development in IVD (DOE, Performance analysis, Descriptive statistics, Parametric and non-parametric tests, sampling)
  • Knowledge of the Quality and Regulatory requirements for the design and development of IVD assays
  • Experience with data optimization using probabilistic and/or simulation models
  • Experience with Response Optimization using DOE and regression analysis
  • Demonstrate a strong discipline for thorough documentation
  • Experience within a multidisciplinary team with an emphasis on excellent communication skills

To apply please e-mail Cover Letter and CV to careers@genalyte.com.

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