Senior Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Scientist

Employer
Quest Diagnostics
Location
Marlborough, Massachusetts, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 28, 2021
Closes
May 06, 2021
Ref
2089988918
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Look for
more than answers.At Quest,
we are on a continuous journey of discovery and development. It's this attitude
that has made us an industry leader and the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. For
those joining us, we offer exciting and fast-moving career opportunities where
you can affect change at a rate unheard of in many organizations of our size
and scope. While we invest in and develop technology to drive our innovations,
our ongoing success relies on our people.As a Senior
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Scientist, you will work for the world
leader in the industry, with a career where you will have the opportunity to
collaborate and affect change while expanding your leadership skills and
technical knowledge. You can make a real impact in a market that is growing and
developing.This is an
on-site position based in Marlborough, MA or San Juan Capistrano, CA.Senior Bioinformatics and Computational
Biology Scientist - the roleThe Senior Bioinformatics and Computational
Biology Scientist will evaluate, develop, validate, implement and support new
next-generation sequencing (NGS) data analysis technology and technology
enhancements, including bioinformatics analysis pipelines, testing/validation
scripts, and other tools related to genetic diagnostics. This professional will
consult on process and technology improvements within R&D, Operations,
Quality Assurance and IT departments, and will participate in resolution of
support requests where computational biology tools are used.In addition, the Senior Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Scientist: Regularly reports progress and prepares data analyses for internal review. Exercises technical leadership in devising approaches to meet project objectives. Prepares reports and analysis of results as related to product/process development and improvement. Guides and mentors other scientists and project team members to accomplish project objectives.Devises analytical methods to accomplish project objectives. Innovates new techniques and devises novel strategies to better accomplish project goals. Reports status of assigned projects through the preparation of reports and documentation that summarize results.Interprets results of analyses and recommends alternative analyses.Provides leadership in technical decisions affecting product development issues. Identifies problems, investigates alternatives and recommends possible courses of action. Works with team members and other Business Unit personnel (R&D, Operations, product transfer, project management, and quality departments) to meet department and project objectives.Prepares and/or contributes to articles for publication. Presents information at project meetings, scientific meetings or to customers. Attends technical conferences or seminars. Serves as a subject matter expert in technologies that may assist in the completion of an assignment or lead to new products, processes or procedures.To qualify, the ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:Bachelor's degree required, MS or PhD preferred. Advanced science, engineering, or computer science degree desired.Relevant experience in IT, life sciences, computational biology/bioinformatics, engineering, or computer science strongly preferred. Hands-on experience analyzing NGS data strongly preferred.Experience with Linux, Cloud, and/or HPC environment strongly preferred. Demonstrable proficiency with Python, Perl, and/or shell scripting required. Knowledge of SQL database development a plus.Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Project management and/or support experience a plus.Apply TodayJoin us for competitive benefits and development opportunities in a progressive and supportive environment. Help us improve our service, and the experiences of our patients and colleagues. Work with us and together we can be better.Your Quest career. Seek it out.All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity or Citizenship.

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