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Bioinformatics Analyst II

Company: Cepheid
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

Staff Bioinformatics Scientist Cepheid -Location Sunnyvale, California, United States of America At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving health care through fast, accurate diagnostic testing. Our mission drives us, every moment of every day, as we develop scalable, groundbreaking solutions to solve the world's most complex health challenges. Our associates are involved in every stage of molecular diagnostics, from ideation to development and delivery of testing advancements that improve patient outcomes across a range of settings. As a member of our team, you can make an immediate, measurable impact on a global scale, within an environment that fosters career growth and development. Cepheid is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Danaher Diagnostics companies. Together, we're working at the pace of change on diagnostic tools that address the world's biggest health challenges, driven by knowing that behind every test there is a patient waiting. Learn about the Danaher Business System which makes everything possible. The Bioinformatics Analyst II will assist in bioinformatics projects related to the design of highly multiplexed molecular diagnostics through all stages of planning, design, computational verification and empirical validation in collaboration with experimental scientists and other team members. Primary responsibilities include data analysis and visualization, design of primers and probes for complex assays, analysis of genomic sequence data, and automation of both routine and complex tasks. This role involves extensive collaboration with Bioinformatics Engineers and Scientists, Molecular Biologists, and others at all stages of assay development from planning to commercialization. This position is part of the Biochip Unit and will be located in Sunnyvale, California. In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop bioinformatics workflows for both ad hoc and routine tasks in the design and debugging of highly multiplexed PCR assays.
  • Create documentation, reports, and visualizations of data that distill complex data into formats that help convey insights and drive decision making processes.
  • Assist Bioinformatics Engineers in the development of a robust computational pipeline for automated and semi-automated assay design.
  • Think creatively in a collaborative environment about novel, innovative solutions for difficult assay design problems.
  • Analyze data and debug results in order to identify avenues for future development and improvement. The essential requirements of the job include:
    • Undergraduate degree in bioinformatics or a related field with 2+ years of related work experience, or Master's degree.
    • Proficient and hands-on in Python in a Linux environment, preferably including experience implementing and maintaining bioinformatics pipelines.
    • Proactive self-starter with strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.
    • Experience with large sequence datasets and in navigating databases such as GenBank. It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:
      • PCR primer and probe design.
      • Design and/or analysis of molecular diagnostics assays. Cepheid, a Danaher company, offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to our lives. Whether it's a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits at - When you join us, you'll also be joining Danaher's global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you'll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. - Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

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Keywords: Cepheid, Santa Clara , Bioinformatics Analyst II, Professions , Santa Clara, California

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