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Bioinformatics Scientist I/Developer

Job Summary:

NanoString is seeking an experienced and technology-savvy Bioinformatics Scientist/Developer to join our Research & Development group.  This position will have a leading role in developing software, analyses, and database tools and pipelines for use with Hyb & SeqTM, a novel single-molecule hybridization-based next generation sequencing (NGS) technology.  S/he will collaborate and interact with a highly interdisciplinary group of technologists to create tools and analysis methods for industry-leading assay products.  The successful candidate must have strong programming skills including database, UI, and algorithm development.  Candidates must have strong analytical skills, strong oral and written communication skills, and a track record of developing novel tools and integrating existing tools into analysis solutions.

Essential Functions:

  • Apply advanced and expert scientific and programming knowledge to software and database development
  • Contribute to technical tool/system development working closely with bioinformatics and assay development team
  • Collaborate with analysts and programmers to develop bioinformatics analysis methods
  • Collaborate with bioinformatics team to integrate development efforts for NGS products with the existing product portfolio

Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Bioinformatics/Life/Physical/Computer Sciences
  • 3+ years of combined industry and post-doctoral work experience in NGS software and pipeline development and analysis (M.S. with 4+ years of relevant work experience will be considered)
  • Expert knowledge in one or more of the following languages: Python, PERL, R, C#/C/C++
  • Experience working in a Unix / Linux development environment
  • Experience with NGS data utilizing novel and/or existing NGS analysis tools and methodologies
  • Experience developing data focused tools and applications using agile tool development
  • Experience in developing database data-structures using MySQL, Postgres, Oracle, etc
  • Expert in navigating and extracting information from publicly available databases (NCBI, UCSC, COSMIC, etc.)
  • Familiarity with commonly used algorithms for alignment and variant calling (SNV, InDel, CNV, Fusion, etc.)
  • Experience working with bioinformatics and assay development teams

Additional Desirable Qualifications include:

  • Experience working with business analyst / software development teams to define user and software requirements for software tools
  • Experience with cloud based software development

Other:

  • See benefits at NanoString
  • NanoString is an EOE
  • NanoString participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is a web-based system that allows an employer to determine an employee's eligibility to work in the US using information reported on an employee's Form I-9. The E-Verify system confirms eligibility with both the Social Security Administration (SSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). For more information, please go to the USCIS E-Verify website.

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