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Staff Bioinformatics Scientist

Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

When you're part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do important work such as helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you'll be supported in achieving your career goals.

Location/Division Specific Information

In the genetic sciences bioinformatics group we help develop tools for genetic analysis in research, human health, and agricultural genomics. Our products enable population-scale studies and individual genetic insights.

How you will make an impact

You will join a team of bioinformatics scientists developing next-generation microarrays for human and animal research. Your efforts will determine the success of both internal and customer projects.

What you will do

You will work in a highly collaborative environment, frequently self-directed but constantly interacting with other scientists and project teams. We develop algorithms and methods for data analysis, support our most exciting projects and customers, and work with multidisciplinary teams to develop new methods and launch new products. Facility in problem solving and data analysis will be essential to success!

How will you get here?

Education: Ph.D. in bioinformatics, genetics, computer science, or a related field, or equivalent experience, plus 3 - 5 years' work experience.

Desired experience

  • NGS or microarray analysis, GWAS, population and/or medical genetics
  • Algorithm development, statistical analysis, and/or machine learning in bioinformatics or computational biology
  • Customer interaction
  • Product development in biotech or pharmaceutical areas is a strong plus

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Proficiency in R, SQL, Python and/or Perl, and the Linux environment; C++ is helpful
  • Understanding of statistical tests, linear models, ANOVA, etc.
  • Knowledge of genetics, biochemistry, or related fields
  • Familiarity with the physical chemistry of nucleotide binding desired
  • Familiarity with manufacturing and/or manufacturing statistics is an advantage

At Thermo Fisher, each one of our 65,000 outstanding minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission-enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Keywords: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Santa Clara , Staff Bioinformatics Scientist, Other , Santa Clara, California

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