Lead Data Analyst / Bioinformatic Scientist

Nucleic Acid Sequencing Development

The successful candidate will play a key role in the company’s sequencing data analysis and algorithm development. He or she will work directly with surface chemists, biochemists and SW developers to support development of a high-throughput, low-cost sequencing platform. Position seniority commensurate with candidate experience.

Primary R&D activities and responsibilities:

Designs, plans and executes sequencing development and optimization experiments 
Develops a strategy for integration with sequencing substrate
Supports the surface chemistry and hardware teams to improve system performance
Works closely with the data anlaysis team to specify and create reports to monitor system performance and set criteria for system optimization
Build, supervise and mentor a biochemistry team as the company grows
Act as a liason with the software development team to specify instrument control UI and functionality
Qualifications and Experience
Undergraduate degree in mathematics, informatics, computer science, or related field.
Advanced degree a plus.
8+ years of experience in data analysis or bioinformatics, preferably in sequencing applications
Expert knowledge and extensive experience with data analysis, visualization and interpretation
Very large dataset manipulation a must
Programming and database experience and skills a strong plus
Expertise in NGS data analysis and algorithm development highly desirable
Experience with optimizing the performance of a biological system a strong plus
Familiarity and comfort with the fast-paced startup environment and culture