Bioinformatics NGS Data Scientist II

Confidential Company  •  Tampa, FL

Less than 5 years experience  •  Life Sciences & Research

$80K - $100K
Posted on 09/20/17 by Laura Bleacher
Confidential Company
Tampa, FL
Less than 5 years experience
Life Sciences & Research
$80K - $100K
Posted on 09/20/17 Laura Bleacher

Bioinformatics NGS Data Scientist II

Permanent opportunity to join one of Tampa's Best Places to Work! Excellent compensation and benefits are provided. Candidates must have at least 3+ years' experience as well as a Master's Degree or PhD in Bioinformatics or Computer Science (or similar). Cancer genomics experience is also required!

Position Highlights:

  • Be the Subject Matter Expert and point of contact of NGS analysis, interact with Informatics program members, pharma sponsors and molecular data vendors
  • Utilize genetic/genomic information to identify optimal treatment for cancer patients
  • Discover predictive biomarkers and new drug targets
  • Collect and generate patient based data to speed up drug development
  • Develop and utilize novel algorithms to analyze NGS data
  • Deliver high quality and properly analyzed NGS data to Informatics program members and pharma sponsors

The Ideal Candidate

  • Professional with experience and solid knowledge in Next-Generation-Sequencing pipeline analysis
  • Great team player with positive and "can do" attitude
  • Highly reliable with outstanding planning & follow through to ensure projects/initiatives move forward efficiently and effectively to completion
  • Outstanding oral/written communication and interpersonal/networking skills
  • Excellent customer service & problem solving skills with ability to proactively identify issues/trends and solutions
  • Passion for science and Oncology
  • Highly organized and able to handle multiple internal/external projects at a time
  • Ability to significantly contribute to the overall Bioinformatics team effort while also able to work well independently



  • Deliver properly processed and analyzed NGS data (WES and RNAseq) to Informatics program researchers and pharma sponsors.
  • Seek input from Informatics program and pharma bioinformaticians. Identify, evaluate and select various NGS pipelines for processing WES and RNAseq data
  • Coordinate with molecular data generation vendors for data generation and deliver
  • Develop data QA/QC tools
  • Perform pipeline analyses, data QA/QC
  • Perform custom NGS analyses and data interpretations
  • Communicate the pipeline related analysis results internally and externally
  • Be the Subject Matter Expert to interact with Informatics program members and pharma sponsors to help them use the data and address their specific questions

Credentials and Qualifications:

  • Master or PhD of Computer Science or Bioinformatics (or related discipline)
  • 3+ years of experience of bioinformatics and NGS analysis after PhD, or 5+ years after Master degree.
  • Must have experience with cancer sequencing data to be considered.
  • Solid programming skills in R, Python or another high level programming language
  • Expert in NGS pipeline analysis
  • Knowledge and experience of Unix/Linux, proficient in shell command scripting
  • Superior attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Strong IT skills
  • Willingness and ability to learn new skills quickly
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a cross-functional team 

Our client is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or protected veteran or disabled status. We seek candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

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