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Sr Bioinformatics Scientist

Employer
Hoffmann La Roche Ltd
Location
South San Francisco, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research, Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Informatics / GIS
Discipline
Other
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Job Summary: We are seeking a talented and motivated Senior Bioinformatics Scientist, who will be an integral member of the Sequencing team contributing to the support and development of ground-breaking next-generation sequencing (NGS) products. As a member of Roche's Sequencing and Life Science (SLS), Scientific Support and Applications team you will apply your expertise in NGS data analysis to support on-market products and perform primary- & secondary-level troubleshooting and Support requests for internal and external customers. You will also serve as a functional expert and support to field application scientists in pre-sales and customer engaging activities proving the necessary technical support in identifying & selecting the best solution that fulfills the customer needs. To be successful and thrive in this role you will have the ability to work in a fast-paced team environment, interacting with bioinformaticians, laboratory personnel, field application scientists and IT staff committed to providing outstanding customer service. Primary duties involve: * Leading bioinformatics activities for internal applications projects, including consulting during experimental design and working closely with experimental researchers to generate/provide analysis reports, project reports and perform requested custom analyses to ensure that project goals are met within specified timelines. * Serving as a functional expert to the technical support team, assisting in investigating and troubleshooting key account customer issues, ensuring that data is received and processed in a systematic, replicable, traceable and timely manner, as well as communicating results to the customer. * Serving as a functional expert in pre-sales and customer engaging activities proving the necessary technical support in identifying & selecting the best solution that fulfills the customer needs. * Expanding existing and developing new in-house bioinformatics capacity, including the creation, maintenance and utilization of data analysis and visualization pipelines. * Ensuring that processed data is made available to internal and external customers in a clear, concise and informative format. * Staying current on emerging NGS platforms and applications, along with associated data types and analysis paradigms. Minimum requirements: Education & years of experience * PhD in a relevant subject (Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Computational Biology, or a closely related subject) with 3 years of related experience OR Masters degree in a relevant subject (Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Computational Biology, or a closely related subject) with 8 years of related experience. Required skills: * Proven hands-on experience designing, developing, documenting and/or deploying bioinformatics pipeline solutions for NGS applications such as whole exome sequencing (WES), RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq, Methyl-Seq/Bis-Seq, whole genome sequencing (WGS). * Proven strong communication skills or customer support experience in highly technical fields like Bioinformatics, Genomics, Biotechnology or in a closely related subject. * Demonstrated basic knowledge of statistical/computational methods to solve challenges in like Bioinformatics, Genomics, Biotechnology or in a closely related subject. * Demonstrated experience in one or more scripting/programming languages, such as: Python, Jupyter notebooks, R, R markdowns, Bash, C/C#/C++. Preferred skills: * Familiarity with distributed version control systems, such as git. * Familiarity with relational databases, such as PostgreSQL. #LI-ND1 Colorado residents not eligible Roche is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon an individual's race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you have a disability and need an accommodation in connection with the on-line application process, please email us at US.Accommodation@roche.com. Job Level: Individual contributor

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