Planet Pharma hiring Bioinformatics Scientist 1 (REMOTE) in San Diego, California, United States

Position SummaryThe Bioinformatics Scientist group contributes to the development of new sequencing and array products, with a focus on next generation sequencing and targeted assays. Members of the team work in close collaboration with wet lab scientists to support assay development. The team is responsible for defining and creating workflows that enable simplified analysis of customer data, integrating best-in-class community tools as well as developing new methods and algorithms to be deployed both locally and on Illuminas cloud computing environment. The ideal candidate will be able to work in a cross functional team, translating the challenges faced by the group into bioinformatics solutions. The position requires a strong background in both statistics and algorithms development, in order to be able to define the appropriate statistical model or algorithmic approach for any one of a variety of challenging problems.


Develop algorithms for analysis of vast amount of studies across various data types and platforms for translational research and clinical applications.

Apply best practice statistical/computational methods to analyze large-scale biological data, such as copy-number, mutation, methylation, next-generation sequencing, etc. in a fast-paced product development environment. Design and develop pipelines to address novel analytical challenges and to automate established analysis so that thousands of studies can be analyzed in a robust manner

Listed responsibilities are an essential, but not exhaustive list, of the usual duties associated with the position. Changes to individual responsibilities may occur due to business needs.


Strong background in algorithms and software development Expert knowledge in next generation sequencing technology, tool usage, and data analysis Understanding & usage of biostatistics and bioinformatics algorithms Critical problem solving and data analysis Proficiency in programming in C, C++, C#, or Java Scripting experience with Python, R or Perl Superior written and verbal communication skills

All listed requirements are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional task and responsibilities.

CO candidates may not be considered.
The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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