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Bioinformatics Consultant

  • USA, Lexington (MA)
  • 100%
  • Genedata Selector
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Genedata transforms data into intelligence with innovative software solutions that incorporate extensive biopharma R&D domain knowledge. Multinational biopharmaceutical organizations and cutting-edge biotechs around the globe rely on Genedata to digitalize and automate data-rich and complex R&D processes. From early discovery all the way to the clinic, Genedata solutions help maximize the ROI in R&D expenditure. Founded in 1997, Genedata is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland with additional offices in Boston, London, Munich, San Francisco, Singapore, and Tokyo.

About the Role

Are you a computational biologist with an interest in analyzing and interpreting NGS and multi omics datasets for cutting edge R&D projects? Does the idea of working in partnership with the world’s leading biopharma, agribusiness and industrial biotechnology companies to solve big data challenges sound exciting to you? If so, we would like to talk with you as we seek to grow our interdisciplinary scientific consulting and application support team in our East Coast Office.

The role is designed for an inquisitive scientist with scripting and programming experience and a solid background in NGS and genomics. Creative problem solving and the ability to collaborate on complex problems in a team environment are essential. You will work closely with our partners and internal stakeholders on a wide variety of innovative projects to solve big data problems. You will provide expert scientific and technical guidance to customers, investigate customer workflows and IT infrastructures, design solutions, and manage projects to ensure that scientific and business requirements are met. You will collaborate with our scientific consulting and sales team to assist with scientific presentations and software demonstrations.

This position offers an exciting opportunity to support, shape, and promote a cutting-edge genomics platform for automating biopharmaceutical research. You will have a high level of responsibility in a growing global company.

This full-time position is based at our office in Lexington, MA. It requires about 20% travel within the US, and potentially across Europe.

We are offering a base salary range of between $85,000 to $105,000 for this position.

Your Responsibilities

  • Create: Build pipelines and analytical tools for processing ‘omics data. Leverage algorithms from the public domain and find new ways to automate and organize results.
  • Analyze: NGS quality assessment, statistical analysis, troubleshooting, and biological interpretation. Document and present methods and outcomes to scientific, expert, and non-expert audiences.
  • Innovate: Define solutions for complex problems by interpreting customer needs and leveraging the capabilities of the Genedata Selector platform
  • Collaborate: Coordinate closely with scientific stakeholders and software development teams to define and achieve software development goals.
  • Consult: Provide expert guidance to scientists, colleagues, and customers to solve real-world problems. Identify new business opportunities together with the Genedata Business team
  • Learn: Stay current on trends and novel approaches in biopharma R&D/manufacturing, biotherapeutics, cell therapy, and gene therapy. Contribute insights to the team and develop prototypes.

Skills & Experience

  • PhD or MSc. in molecular biology, bioinformatics, or similar discipline
  • 1+ years related business experience working in a biopharma, industrial biotech, agribusiness or related life sciences environment using standard bioinformatics tools and databases
  • Proficient working remotely, via ssh, in a UNIX environment and with using a scripting or programming language (e.g. Python, R or Rust)
  • Experience with git, as well as tool development or Nextflow
  • Some familiarity with Java and SQL/relational databases (e.g. Oracle) is a plus
  • Hands-on experience with NGS applications (RNA-seq, DNA-seq, etc.) and data processing (read alignment, quantification, quality assessment, etc.), as well as their statistical analysis and interpretation
  • Highly motivated self-starter
  • Must be able to work independently, while participating as part of a team
  • Must be legally authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.
What We Offer

Genedata is on a mission to accelerate the pace of biopharma R&D. Our enterprise software solutions digitalize and automate lab operations so scientists can discover insights faster, push scientific boundaries farther, and drive change right now. With over two decades of success due to closely-knit teams of scientists, software engineers, and business experts, Genedata has become the market-leading provider of enterprise software solutions for biopharma R&D.

Each employee is encouraged to contribute to the operations and evolution of the company. Our collective expertise in scientific R&D informatics, combined with our open and scalable software platform, makes us the essential technology for the operations of top biopharma companies and innovative biotechs worldwide.

We are headquartered in Basel, Switzerland and have subsidiaries in the US, Germany, UK, Japan, and Singapore.

Genedata offers an attractive Total Reward Package comprised of a competitive salary and attractive benefits in return for your contribution to our success.

As an equal opportunity employer, Genedata proudly celebrates diversity and believes in an inclusive workplace.

Next Steps

Genedata does not accept applications from recruitment agencies.
If you are interested in this position, please apply directly here.

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