Senior Bioinformatics Scientist

Senior Bioinformatics Scientist

Join Illumina’s Data Solutions team within Product Development and play a lead role in the design and development of cutting-edge next-generation data and analysis platforms to unlock the power of the genome – to transform healthcare and beyond.

As a bioinformatics data scientist, you will be part of an innovative, dynamic, and adaptive organization supporting new and on-market cloud-based products that streamline the generation, analysis, aggregation, and extraction of insights from genomic data. This crucial role collaborates with cross-functional teams to design and implement genomic data analysis workflows, perform ad-hoc analyses of data, and research approaches for visualization of analysis results. As part of our data solutions team, you will be a main contributor to the development of robust, scalable, cloud software product that support customers of Illumina’s NGS platforms with secondary and tertiary data analysis.

Skills and experience

  • MSc or PhD in bioinformatics, computational biology, biostatistics, medical informatics, or a related field;
  • 5+ years demonstrated experience in tertiary analysis of genetic and genomic data in the fields of oncology, auto-immune disorders, or infectious diseases;
  • familiarity with tools and visualizations such as IGV/UCSC Genome Browser, COSMIC Cancer Browser;
  • demonstrated experience working with secondary analyses pipelines for DNA-seq and RNA-seq;
  • proficiency in two of these programming languages: Python, Java, R, and SQL;
  • familiarity with workflow systems and languages, such as CWL, Airflow, GA4GH WES;
  • experience with Jupyter Notebooks or RStudio desired;
  • hands-on experience with deep learning technologies (Tensorflow, Keras) is a plus but not required;
  • experience with cloud software development (Docker/Kubernetes, Apache Kafka) is a plus but not required.

Responsibilities

  • Design and prototype complex genomic data analysis workflows in support of our data solutions products;
  • work closely with our software development teams on design and implementation of architecture, workflows, and algorithms;
  • design and implement strategies for data normalization and harmonization;
  • collaborate with team members to identify novel data assets that extend our analysis capabilities into new disease areas;
  • provide ad-hoc data analysis support for internal and external projects.

At Illumina, we strive to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace by cultivating an environment in which everyone contributes to our mission. Built on a strong foundation, Illumina has always been rooted in openness, collaboration, and seeking alternative views and perspectives to propel innovation in genomics. We are proud to confirm a zero-net gap in pay, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or race.  We also have several Employee Resource Groups (ERG) that deliver career development experiences, increase cultural awareness, and demonstrate our collective commitment to diversity and inclusion in the communities we live and work.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information. If you require accommodation to complete the application or interview process, please contact accommodations@illumina.com. To learn more, visit: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf .Concerns regarding COVID-19 continue as positive cases are experienced in the communities in which we operate. Please be aware that, as a condition of employment, Illumina may require proof of COVID vaccination in accordance with local statutory requirements (subject to limited exceptions) beginning November 1, 2021.At Illumina, we strive to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace by cultivating an environment in which everyone contributes to our mission. Built on a strong foundation, Illumina has always been rooted in openness, collaboration, and seeking alternative views and perspectives to propel innovation in genomics. We are proud to confirm a zero-net gap in pay, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or race. We also have several Employee Resource Groups (ERG) that deliver career development experiences, increase cultural awareness, and demonstrate our collective commitment to diversity and inclusion in the communities we live and work. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information. If you require accommodation to complete the application or interview process, please contact accommodations@illumina.com. To learn more, visit: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

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