IDbyDNA hiring Associate Director of Bioinformatics Scientist in United States

Associate Director of Bioinformatics (Applications)

Reporting to the Director of Bioinformatics, the Associate Director of Bioinformatics will provide leadership and management to a team of bioinformatics scientists developing industry-leading NGS-based Precision Metagenomics tests for infectious diseases, and will serve as the bioinformatics lead in cross-functional project-based product development teams.


The Associate Director of Bioinformatics is accountable for all bioinformatics-related milestones within their project-based product development teams and will work closely with the laboratory, medical, marketing, sales, and customer success teams. The role will be expected to mentor and grow employees within the bioinformatics department and to lead by example.


Leadership Qualifications

  • Open, transparent and collaborative leader who will challenge status quo, look for creative solutions, advocate for diversity and inclusion, and champion the company ideals
  • Able to articulate the road map needed for the bioinformatics team to achieve short- and long-term goals and to ensure that team members understand their role in execution of the plan
  • A track record of making product development decisions, executing decisions, and accounting for the results
  • Experience managing complex projects with ambitious milestones in a high-paced environment
  • Experience managing multiple concurrent initiatives
  • Meticulous organization and documentation



Minimum Ph.D. degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Genomics, or a related Engineering field with 5+ years of hands-on experience working with NGS data and bioinformatic methods



Minimum   5+ years of industry experience in medical diagnostic product development

5+ years of industry experience developing molecular IVD diagnostic products for infectious diseases

5+ years of industry experience developing next-generation sequencing-based tests

5+ years of industry experience with microbial genomics and bioinformatics-based products

5+ years of management experience

Python proficiency

Design control proficiency



Python expertise

Design control expertise

Experience in IVD product development in the genomics space

Experience working in a regulated software environment with strict version-control and testing requirements

Experience writing technical documents and typesetting in LaTex

Familiarity with cloud computing resources (Amazon, Google)



Remote in the U.S. / Salt Lake City Metro Area (PREFERRED)


Reporting Line

Direct report to Director of Bioinformatics

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