SantaClaraRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Santa Clara jobs

Principal Bioinformatics Scientist I

Company: Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Impact Healthcare

Roche Sequencing is developing ground-breaking next-generation sequencing (NGS) products that allow scientists/clinicians powerful new avenues to investigate DNA, the blueprint of any lifeforms, in days enabling them to understand health conditions such as cancer, HIV, COVID19 and more! We are not only changing science but changing lives through the development of frontier technologies that accelerate personalized healthcare.

Make a Big Difference

Our Software and Bioinformatics group leverages the latest advances in AI, data sciences, bioinformatics and engineering to bring the power of NGS technology to life sciences professionals enabling them the ability to diagnose, find treatment options and ultimately beat diseases like cancer.

Are you dedicated and have an expertise in bioinformatics? Then join us as we develop powerful bioinformatics algorithms, data analysis tools, cloud-based software, and systems infrastructures that deliver on the promise of personalized healthcare.

As a Principal Bioinformatics Scientist I, Development, you will apply your expertise in NGS data analysis, clinical diagnostics, molecular biology to analyze sequencing data with the goal of developing laboratory methods and algorithms for IVD assays. You will collaborate closely with molecular biologists, software engineers and bioinformatics scientists to build products that will impact patient care for many years to come.


  • Partner closely with Molecular Biology, Engineering, and other Bioinformatics teams to perform all aspects of bioinformatics data analysis including experimental design, data collection, QC, algorithm design, analysis & visualization, and communication of results.

  • Serve as a bioinformatics functional representative on project teams providing input and mentorship on bioinformatics related matters.

  • Recommend next steps for bioinformatics pipeline and laboratory workflow steps to meet product development objectives.

  • Transfer new products to production teams and provide scientific support for on-market products.

  • Present and communicate project updates across multiple functions in the organization.

  • Develop documentation of bioinformatics results for scientific, marketing, and regulatory purposes.

Who You Are

When you join us, you will have meaningful work developing an innovative technology that saves and improves lives around the world. As you collaborate with some of the best Bioinformatics Scientists in the industry, you will make a huge difference in disease diagnostics! Our team is collaborative and fast-paced. And, we offer a competitive salary with a rich benefits package.


  • Bachelor's degree in in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, or Statistics, or other quantitative field with 9+ years of experience; or, Master's with 7+ years of experience or PhD with 4+ years of experience. Advanced degree is highly preferred.

  • Proven experience delivering sequencing based clinical diagnostic products supporting both laboratory technology and bioinformatics pipeline development.

  • Prior experience developing IVD products is helpful.

  • In depth knowledge of sequencing molecular biology, bioinformatics tools, statistical methods, and cancer biology.

  • Proficient in using programming languages (R, Python, Java) in a distributed Linux environment.

  • Results oriented individual that thrives in collaborative multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Excels at incorporating feedback in a professional manner.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to adjust to technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Detail oriented and committed to delivering high quality clinical products.

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

Keywords: Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Santa Clara , Principal Bioinformatics Scientist I, Other , Santa Clara, California

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category

Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest California jobs by following @recnetCA on Twitter!

Santa Clara RSS job feeds