Bioinformatics Analyst

PERKINELMER INC. in Pittsburgh, PA

  • Type: Full Time
position filled
Job TitleBioinformatics Analyst Location(s)Pittsburgh PerkinElmer is a global technology leader driving growth and initiative in the Environmental and Human Health Science markets. The company is a leading force in the development, production, marketing, servicing, and supporting of laboratory instrumentation and ancillary services throughout the world. PerkinElmer Genomics is one of the world’s largest providers of newborn screening services, and offers comprehensive genetic testing solutions that help provide insight into the complex nature of rare and inherited diseases. The PerkinElmer DNA Sequencing Services business provides state of the art DNA/RNA measurement services. We are looking for an innovative Bioinformatics Analyst to work with state of the art bioinformatics tools to analyze customer samples in our highly advanced DNA sequencing center. This person will work closely with our bioinformaticians in the team to process and manage Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data, as well as other molecular testing data such as Sanger and MLPA. There are also opportunities for the Bioinformatics Analyst to develop new data processing pipelines, software applications, databases and custom scripts. Additional responsibilities include exploring and/or evaluating state of the art bioinformatics tools, maintaining sample tracking logs and delivering results to customers. Experience and Required Skills: Bachelor or Master degree in bioinformatics, biostatistics, computer sciences or equivalent in Life Sciences discipline Experience in building and delivering NGS data analysis pipelines and software applications is a plus Strong programming skills and proficient in programming languages including Perl/Python, R, SQL and shell scripting Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills required Ability to work independently as well as work with others in a team Experience in working in a clinical laboratory environment is preferredPerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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