Senior Bioinformatics Staff Scientist at CareerBuilder

Posted in Other 9 days ago.

Location: Alameda, California





Job Description:

Job Description



Look for more than answers.


At Quest, we are on a continuous journey of discovery and development. It's this attitude that has made us an industry leader and the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. For those joining us, we offer exciting and fast-moving career opportunities where you can affect change at a rate unheard of in many organizations of our size and scope. While we invest in and develop technology to drive our innovations, our ongoing success relies on our people.

As a Senior Bioinformatics Staff Scientist, you will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you will have the opportunity to collaborate and affect change while expanding your leadership skills and technical knowledge. You can make a real impact in a market that is growing and developing.

This is a remote position and can be located anywhere in the United States.


Senior Bioinformatics Staff Scientist - the role:

Quest Diagnostics Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) products provide answers that clinicians need to deliver the appropriate diagnostic and prognostic care for patients throughout the United States. As a member of the Quest Diagnostics Bioinformatics team you will focus on the full life cycle of clinical-grade NGS pipelines - from design and development to implementation and integration - ensuring maximal accuracy for patient care.


Job responsibilities:


  • Build, test, adapt, support, and validate clinical-grade genomics pipelines for our production systems

  • Consult on process and technology improvements

  • Participate in resolving support requests for NGS analysis pipelines

  • Provide technical leadership in devising bioinformatics approaches to meet project objectives and major organizational initiatives


To qualify, the ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:


  • Requires knowledge and skills normally acquired through the successful completion of an advanced degree (M.S./Ph.D.) in Computational Biology, Computer Science, or related scientific discipline

  • Requires six+ years of relevant experience in an academic or industrial environment with a distinguished record in either an academic or industrial setting, as demonstrated though publications, patents, or technologies or products developed

  • Proficient in using AWS Services to develop NGS analyses

  • Proficiency in commonly used command-line NGS tools (BWA, SAMTools, Bowtie2, Picard, PINDEL, GATK, etc.)

  • Experienced in developing containerized workflows for genomic data analysis

  • Familiar with writing Nextflow workflows

  • Demonstrated ability to innovate


Apply Today


Join us for competitive benefits and development opportunities in a progressive and supportive environment. Help us improve our service, and the experiences of our patients and colleagues. Work with us and together we can be better.


Your Quest career. Seek it out.



All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity or Citizenship.

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