Senior Bioinformatics Scientist
JOB DESCRIPTION

Personal Genome Diagnostics (PGDx) is Empowering the Fight Against Cancer by unlocking actionable information from the genome. We are developing an innovative portfolio of regulated tissue-based and non-invasive liquid biopsy genomic products for laboratories worldwide.  We are seeking a highly motivated and inquisitive Senior Bioinformatics Scientist to join our Technology Innovation team.  A successful candidate will develop and apply innovative solutions in bioinformatics, including new algorithms and software, to support future products to address key unmet medical needs across the oncology diagnostics continuum.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Leads the development and application of innovative methods, algorithms, and software to support Technology Innovation for breakthrough oncology biomarkers and applications
  • Understands technology at a platform system level (biology, chemistry, bioinformatics, analysis, automation, etc.) to enable new product development and optimization
  • Strives to develop and improve current technology through innovative methods and through evaluation of emerging technologies
  • Independently generates and pursues novel projects to improve on existing methods and technology in alignment with long term business objectives
  • Analyzes, interprets, and presents data to technical and project teams using established and newly developed workflows to enable data driven decisions
  • Maintains knowledge of relevant literature and competitive landscape
  • Anticipates risks and migrations, determines priorities, provides subject matter expertise on core business technologies
  • Makes short- and long-term technical decisions with understanding of business strategy 
  • Provides critical input to business decisions as recognized scientific leader, with appropriate level of visibility to Executive team
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • PhD with 2+ years of relevant experience, Masters with 6+ years of relevant experience, or Bachelors with 10+ years of relevant experience
  • Proficiency in utilizing methods and data from publicly available resources
  • Proficiency in scripting languages (Python/Perl) and/or R/Matlab
  • Experience working in Linux and running tasks in a cluster environment
  • Proficiency developing and implementing bioinformatics tools and algorithms
  • Experience or training in statistics, algorithm development, and/or machine learning
  • Experience or training in genomics and the bioinformatics analyses of cancer
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills  
ABOUT PERSONAL GENOME DIAGNOSTICS

Personal Genome Diagnostics (PGDx) empowers the fight against cancer by unlocking actionable information from the genome. We are committed to developing a portfolio of regulated tissue-based and liquid biopsy genomic products for laboratories worldwide. PGDx was established by internationally-recognized cancer researchers Dr. Luis Diaz and Dr. Victor Velculescu, who are pioneers in the application of innovative genomic technologies for drug development and clinical practice.

Please submit applications (cover letter and resume) to HR@personalgenome.com Special consideration will be given to internal PGDx employees who apply.

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