Bioinformatics Scientist, R&D

    Bioinformatics Scientist, R&D

    Website Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Job Profile: Bioinformatics Scientist, R&D

    Job ID: 212877BR

    Job Overview

    As part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment, or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals. With revenues of more than $30 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

    Location/Division Specific Information

    The position is part of the extended Bioinformatics team within the Clinical Sequencing Division (CSD) and the location is flexible. The mission of this business unit is to develop next generation sequencing (NGS) based solutions to support research and IVD applications in oncology and other clinical domains.

    How will you make an impact?

    NGS is rapidly reshaping life sciences, translational research, and clinical diagnostics. At Thermo Fisher Scientific, a leading contributor in these fields, we are dedicated to broadening the range of NGS applications with a focus on comprehensive oncology diagnostics. If you are a motivated and innovative bioinformatics scientist seeking to advance your existing expertise in these fields, we would like to invite you to join our NGS R&D Bioinformatics team.

    What will you do?

    • Work in close collaboration with other bioinformatics, software, molecular biology, program management and product management colleagues to build high quality products

    • Develop complex and custom bioinformatics analyses and algorithms to support development of targeted sequencing assays.

    • Guide molecular biologists with data interpretation and analysis in areas such as variant calling, CNV detection, RNA fusion detection and genome annotations.

    • Apply innovative data science approaches to troubleshoot and improve NGS assay performance.

    • Work independently, prioritize, multi-task, and apply data analysis and problem-solving expertise to develop and improve products targeting important areas of unmet medical need.

    How will you get here?

    Education and Experience

    • 15+ years’ experience in bioinformatics, computer science, mathematics, statistics, or a related field (BS required).

    • A solid knowledge of next-generation sequencing (NGS) analysis, statistics and data analysis principles as demonstrated by your industry experience or publication history.

    • Experience with algorithm development, pipeline maintenance / enhancement, and scientific computing, particularly as related to developing bioinformatics analysis methods and algorithms for NGS data.

    • Knowledge and understanding of publicly available bioinformatics software tools and databases utilized for post-processing data analysis and visualization (e.g. SAMtools, IGV, BLAST, NCBI, TCGA).

    • Proficiency in Python or Perl, MATLAB or R, Linux shell scripting and scientific data visualization.

    • Effective communication skills, especially for presenting scientific results both internally and externally, keeping records, creating documentation, and working collaboratively in a team of scientists.

    • Experience with cancer genomics data is preferred.

    • Experience or understanding in any of the following areas are also highly desirable: cancer biology, genetics, machine learning, molecular biology, metagenomics, PCR primer design, molecular barcoding.

    • Direct experience with product development cycles and IVD regulations is a plus.

    At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each of our over 80,000 extraordinary minds have a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer.

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