Bioinformatics Scientist in San Diego, California

The Genome Informatics group in the Research & Development organization at Illumina is seeking a talented computational scientist to help us develop novel informatics tools that will transform both individual and population-scale multi-modal data into novel clinical insights. Our team works in the intersection of clinical science and bioinformatics on a broad range of projects that are extending the clinical utility of whole genome DNA sequencing, whole transcriptome RNA sequencing and other complementary genomic/proteomic assays. Through extensive internal and external collaborations we apply our methods to both large population sequencing studies and methods that can help patients with rare diseases. We are looking for detail-oriented scientists that can flourish in a collaborative environment and are driven to develop methods that improve human health.  

Your responsibilities may include: 

·       Analysis of short and long read sequencing and multi-omics data to develop novel computational methods for difficult yet medically important regions of the genome 

·       Communicate research findings internally and externally through presentations and manuscripts

·       Collaborate with assay, clinical, and computational scientists at Illumina and external academic laboratories to deliver complete products 

Required Skills & Experience 

·       Ph.D. in bioinformatics, statistics, computer science, genome sciences, or other related field of study 

·       Experience analyzing short or long-read sequencing, multi-omics, or proteomics data

·       Experience developing computational methods for analysis of sequencing data

·       Proficiency in Python, C++, R, or similar 

·       Strong communication skills and ability to describe complex analysis to a wide audience 

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