Bioinformatic Scientist

Scientific/R&D Hazelwood, Missouri

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Come and join a family-owned global company with a long-term vision, and a human-centered culture. We are searching for a bioinformatics scientist to join the Sequencing team in the R&D Microbiology department. This opportunity offers the chance to work in a fast-paced environment with a dedicated and collaborative team. The Bioinformatics Scientist is responsible for designing, improving, modifying, and operating data analysis pipelines.  Provide bioinformatics support to R&D.   
·  Develops and implements tools and reference databases for genomic analysis of eukaryotic pathogens 
·  Analyze next-generation sequencing (NGS) data such as WGS and targeted sequencing and other microbiome data 
·  Construct NGS libraries for the assigned pipeline, which may be whole genome or amplicon and operation of related sequencing platform 
·  Generate high-quality reports for sequencing requests documentation, communicate with team members effectively, and good time management. 
·  Interface with data scientists from across the company to leverage and develop new state of the art machine learning tools, data analysis capabilities, and informatic systems. 
·  Training other staff on the use of relevant bioinformatics software and tools. 
·  Collaborative attitude for department and inter-departmental activities both within the US and internationally 
Qualifications/ Requirements     
Bachelors Degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Statistics, or related field with at least 5 years of work experience in sequencing data analysis. 
Master’s Degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Statistics, or related field with at least 2 years of work experience in sequencing data analysis. 
·   Knowledge of prokaryotic and eukaryotic molecular biology and microbiology. 
·   Solid computational skills and a deep understanding of NGS data and its analysis are required. 
·   Experience with bioinformatics tools (Blast, Resfinder, CLC workbench, Galaxy) are required. 
·   Coding skills in at least one language (Perl, Python, R, etc.). 
·   Proficiency in Unix/Linux environment, including proficiency in shell scripting. 
·   Contribute to journal publications and presentations at professional meetings. 
·   Critical and Analytical thinking 
·   Skill to manage multiple projects simultaneously. 
·   Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 

BioFire Diagnostics, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
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