Bioinformatics Scientist Job Opening in Huntsville, AL at Discovery Life Sciences

Discovery Life Sciences are the Biospecimen and Biomarker Specialists™ serving thousands of scientists across the U.S. and around the world. We’re looking for a standout Bioinforatics Scientist for the HudsonAlpha Discovery sequencing lab in Huntsville, Alabama. The Bioinformatics Scientist contributes to our mission by taking lab-generated data and creating computational models that allow further manipulation and experimentation, enabling rapid, incremental analysis required to process large amounts of data generated in a high-throughput Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) laboratory devoted to analysis of genomics data with a focus on long and short read sequencing technologies.

The Bioinformatics Scientist will develops and employs computational tools to analyze biological data, analyzes and interprets data, such as gene or protein expression patterns, nucleotide, and protein sequence, structure, functions, pathways, and genetic interactions, utilizes existing algorithms, techniques, and statistical methodologies but also responsible for developing novel ones, develop test and support NGS data analysis tools and pipeline, ensure proper automation of data analysis, evaluate and implement state-of-the-art methodologies for NGS data analysis, build scalable cloud and HPC solutions, respect the privacy of the personal information of patients, co-workers, and all individuals with whom the Company interacts, ensure compliance with all laws and regulations applicable to the Company and its operations

This position also requires a graduate degree in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, or related field, Minimum 5 years of experience in genomic data analysis with a track record in sequencing technologies, experience with SQL databases, HPC, Unix, REST API, experience in software development best practices, proficient in Python, Shell, R, and other relevant programming language(s), Unix/Linux development environments, as well as high-performance/cluster and cloud computing, solid experience in the analysis of high-throughput DNA and RNA sequencing data, including long and short reads, in-depth knowledge of NGS genomic data analysis and bioinformatics tools (BWA, SamTools, GATK, FreeBayes, MuTect, VarScan etc.) and current data formats (e.g., VCF, BAM/SAM); deep understanding of data QC metrics

Do you thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced working environment? Are you detail-oriented, organized, goal-oriented, forward-thinking, flexible and able to work collaboratively with a variety of groups? Then this position could be a good fit for you. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are also required. You must be able to work in a team that values open and honest communication, embraces challenge and change, innovation and continuous improvement, works hard and loves to have fun, is fast-paced and displays a can-do attitude. If this is you and you can prove it, you could be a great fit for our team. We offer excellent pay and benefits, an unbeatable work environment, and the chance to make a difference in the lives of tomorrow’s patients. We hire based on talent and fit. Apply only if you meet our performance and ability guidelines. You can view our current openings at our Career Center through ADP Recruitment.

Discovery Life Sciences, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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