Job ID: 289605535  |  Last Updated: 8/8/2018

Bioinformatics Associate Scientist I

Gilead Sciences
Foster City, CA
Applicant Contact
Erica McCloud
Recruiter II, Talent Acquisition
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

Job Description
Specific Responsibilities and skills for Position: We are seeking a talented and motivated Bioinformatics Scientist to support development of data pipelines for virology sequencing results, scientific analyses for research efforts and manuscripts, and data reporting to regulatory agencies. The candidate will work closely with Biologists to create methods used for investigation of highly diverse viral populations and the effects of sequence mutations on drug susceptibility. The individual will also work with IT and Regulatory Compliance professionals to update and verify virology data information systems used for analysis and regulatory reporting.

Required Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

Thorough understanding and interest in biology with the demonstrated ability to contribute to scientific efforts focused on understanding diseases
High level of proficiency and understanding in next-generation sequencing analysis
Strong programming and scripting abilities in languages such as Python, R, Perl, C++, or C#
Experience with open-source bioinformatics tools / packages (Samtools, Bioconductor, etc) and understanding of the bioinformatics algorithms employed in these tools
Experience in relational database design and writing SQL queries for SQL/Oracle databases
Experience with source code control systems (SVN, Git) and unit testing
Strong organizational and communication skills; ability to write technical documentation
Desired Knowledge, Experience, and Skills:

Experience evaluating genetic variation in populations using phylogenetics
Knowledgeable with statistical analysis tools/packages such as R, SAS, Matlab
Experience with distributed computing tools (i.e. Hadoop, Hive, Spark, MongoDB, Airflow)
Specific Education and Experience:

A degree in bioinformatics, computer science, computational biology, genomics, or a related field.
4+ years of experience with Masters degree
5+ years of experience with a Bachelors degree

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