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Computational Biologist

San Diego County, California, US
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Dec 16, 2021

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Computational Biologist/Biostatistician

Kelly Scientific, a managed solution provider and business unit of Kelly Services, Inc., is currently seeking a Computational Biologist/Biostatistician for a multi-year, long-term engagement at one of our Global Healthcare clients. This position will be required to work full time on site at our clients' facilities. This role is a full-time, fully benefitted position. As a KellyOCG employee you will be eligible for Medical, Dental, 401K and a variety of other benefits to choose from. You will also be eligible for paid time off, including holiday, vacation, and sick/personal time. All KellyOCG employees receive annual performance reviews.

As a Computational Biologist working in a computational toxicology team, you will apply various analytical tools and develop new methods to analyze sequences, gene expression and other toxicology data in small interfering RNA, small molecular and other drug discovery projects across all therapeutic areas of this pharmaceutical company.

Daily Responsibilities
  • Perform DNA, protein and oligo sequence homology analysis and database search
  • Analyze bulk RNA-Seq platforms from cellular models, non-clinical species and human
  • Analyze single cell/nucleus RNA-Seq data of multiple platforms
  • Perform pathway, tox biomarker and other enrichment analysis and perform genetics, literature, and business intelligence analysis, to associate target modulation and treatment with adverse phenotypes and to identify potential safety liabilities
  • Curate and integrate transcriptomics data from internal and external sources to build and expand in-house knowledge bases

  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Biostatistics, or a related discipline with 3+ years post doctorial or industrial, or MS in the same disciplines with 5+ years, experiences in computational data analysis, preferably with experiences of interaction with researchers across teams in multiple disciplines.


  • Proficient in DNA, protein, and oligo sequence analysis
  • Proficient in microarray, bulk RNA-Seq, single cell/nucleus RNA-Seq data analysis
  • Proficient in R
  • Excellent communication, reporting and writing skills
  • Excellent team player and collaborator, a self-starter and quick learner working independently

  • Experience with toxicogenomics and other toxicology data analysis and interpretation
  • Experience with large scale data collection, processing, integration, and meta-analysis
  • Experience with high performance parallel computing and cloud computing.
  • Experience with Omicsoft tool suite and Land databases
  • Working experience in Toxicology or Pharmacology in drug discovery company

Important information: This position is recruited by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. Applicants must be legally permitted to work in the United States

You should know: Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

Why Kelly®?

Kelly® Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interests-it's the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

About Kelly®

At Kelly, we're always thinking about what's next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we're a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.
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