Scientist, Bacterial Vaccines - Bioinformatics


: $89,070.00 - $157,310.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Scientific Research

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We are looking for a highly motivated bioinformatician in the field of microbial genomics. The successful candidate will work as a member of our growing Bioinformatics/Data Analytics team and contribute to microbial-focused next generation sequence (NGS) analysis efforts. The Bioinformatics scientist will contribute to the development and maintenance of automated sequence analysis workflows, develop custom solutions for genomic and metagenomics sequence analysis, data visualization, and contribute to the evaluation and testing of new software packages and algorithms.

  • Evaluate and test new software packages and algorithms
  • Develop custom solutions for genomic and metagenomics sequence analysis, data visualization
  • Develop and maintain automated sequence analysis workflows
  • Conduct data mining and data analysis to support different programs with a focus on NGS analysis efforts
  • Demonstrate ability to multitask project objectives, understanding goals and their priorities
  • Interpret and summarize analysis results in reports for presentation as well as documentation in electronic notebook
  • Present research findings in lab, group, team and department meetings/forums as appropriate
  • Work efficiently as part of a team in a matrixed environment



  • Bachelor degree in biology, chemistry or other life sciences plus 4 years of experience OR Master's in Bioinformatics or similar field plus 2 years of experience
  • Knowledge of current bioinformatics approaches and databases
  • Demonstrated experience in NGS analysis and bioinformatics software development
  • Experience with pipeline development and maintenance
  • Familiarity with publicly-available tools, algorithms, and databases
  • Experience with programming languages and computational environments (including UNIX-style operating systems, command line interfaces, R/perl/python or similar, and SQL or other database software
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly motivated with strong problem-solving skills, capable of working both independently and in multifunctional team settings

  • Training or experience in microbiology/molecular biology of prokaryotes
  • Familiarity with publicly-available tools, algorithm and databases related to microbial genome analysis
  • Experience working in cloud-based computational environments
  • Demonstrated proficiency with PacBio/nanopore data analysis
  • Experience and skill in preparing research publications

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Associated topics: bio, bioengineering, biology, immunobioengineering, metabolism, neurobiology, pathophysiology, physical, physiology, virus * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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