Bioinformatics Associate

Bioinformatics Associate

18 May 2021
Texas, Houston, 77001 Houston USA

Bioinformatics Associate

At Dascena we are on a mission to build the next generation of precision medicine. We predict human health by developing machine learning predictive algorithms to enable early disease intervention and improve care outcomes for patients. We get the right intervention, to the right patient, at the right time.
We are hiring a talented, energetic and highly motivated Bioinformatics Associate to join the Dascena R & D team. This integral position will participate in the execution and delivery of data (generated by next-generation sequencing (NGS) and other high-throughput molecular data platforms) through collaboration with wet-lab scientists and quality teams. This role will report into the Director of Research and Development and be based in Houston TX.
What you’ll do:

  • Work with large-scale data collection, processing and analysis
  • Presentation of methods and results both internally and externally
  • Perform statistical analyses of large-scale data sets and compile reports for dissemination to team members
  • Maintain documentation of utilized software for regulatory agencies
  • Possess experience in processing and analyzing NGS data including mapping, alignment, variant calling and quality control
  • Collaborate with teammates to identify, manipulate and develop software and pipelines to expand the Dascena data generation repertoire.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned
What you have:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Genetics, Biology, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computational Biology, Computer Science, or a related field
  • Three (3) years of relevant experience
  • Master’s degree in a related field may be considered in lieu of two years required experience
  • Experience in the following:
    • Unix command line interface
    • Programming Language (Python preferred, ruby, java, perl…)
    • Familiarity with databases and SQL
  • At least one (1) year of at-scale NGS experience including analysis tools
    • BWA, Samtools, bedtools, Dragen, etc.
What you’ll bring:
  • Experience with statistical analysis tools such as R, Matlab and Python
  • Excellent written and verbal English skills, strong communication and interpersonal skills, and be capable of working independently and with collaborative teams
  • Experience utilizing other multi-omic large-scale data sources (e.g., proteomic, metabolomic, epigenomic…)
Other Information:
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • To build a diverse workforce, Dascena encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. Dascena is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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