Immucor, Inc. Bioinformatics Scientist in Mountain View, California

Overview

Founded in 1982 and based in Norcross, GA, Immucor is a global leader in transfusion and transplantation diagnostics that facilitate patient/donor compatibility worldwide. Our mission is to ensure that patients in need of blood, organs, or stem cells get the right match that is safe, accessible, and affordable. The result is life changing for a patient in need of a transfusion or transplant. Our new corporate identity illustrates the right match of donors with patients in need of blood or an organ as well as Immucor’s partnership with healthcare organizations in need of innovation and productivity. With the right match, we can transform a life together.

Immucor is seeking an experienced Bioinformatics Scientist to join our Mountain View, CA team. In this position, you will be part of a dynamic team working on data analysis and software quality control for NGS based genotyping application in clinical settings. If you’ve got the necessary skills and experience to excel in this position, apply today!

This position is not eligible for sponsorship for work authorization by Immucor, Inc. Therefore, if you will require sponsorship from us for work authorization now or in the future, we cannot consider your application at this time .

Bioinformatics Scientist (R&D / Health Care / Medical Device)

Responsibilities

As our Bioinformatics Scientist, you will be responsible for developing algorithms to analyze high throughput sequencing data.

Your specific areas of accountability in this role will include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing quality metrics and evaluating bioinformatics algorithms and models based on large datasets

  • Develop software modules for mapping sequencing reads to reference sequences, constructing consensus and detecting variants

  • Develop modules to further interpret the results for clinical applications

  • Implementing data analysis components in OOP languages

  • Improving existing analysis pipelines and updating databases for linkage disequilibrium and reference sequences

  • Collaborating with internal/external researchers to validate the HLA typing software

  • Define quality metrics and develop test cases to reevaluate the performance of software

  • Design and collect data for clinical study and perform validation based on large scale datasets

  • Verify software features, output and accuracy against the requirements

  • Perform validation with large dataset or study/trials

  • Develop quality metrics, including the depth of coverage of the target region

  • Calculate quality metrics based on the analysis output and evaluate the accuracy of genotype calling algorithms and models

  • Present results from validation and collaboration studies at conferences and trade shows

Bioinformatics Scientist (R&D / Health Care / Medical Device)

Qualifications

We are looking for a Bioinformatics Scientist who has outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as a proven track record of overcoming challenges within a fast-paced commercial production environment. It is vital that you display superior organizational and prioritization abilities, as well as excellent verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills.

Specific qualifications for this role include :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Bioinformatics or other related field

  • 2+ years’ experience working in Bioinformatics capacity in related industry

  • Experience with interpretation of human genome sequences for personal genetic traits and disease association

  • Experience with integrative data analysis tools, data visualization methods and statistical analysis methods

  • Ability to present scientific and technical data to both internal and external scientific colleagues

  • Intermediate to advanced experience level experience required:

Operating Systems: Linux and Windows

Office Software: Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Programming Language: Python, MatLab or Perl, Java/C+ Bioinformatics Scientist (R&D / Health Care / Medical Device)

IMMUCOR, INC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER; MINORITIES/FEMALES/DISABLED/VETS; DRUG FREE WORKPLACE

RESUMES SUBMITTED TO IMMUCOR FROM THIRD PARTY RECRUITMENT FIRMS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

This position is not eligible for sponsorship for work authorization by Immucor, Inc. Therefore, if you will require sponsorship from us for work authorization now or in the future, we cannot consider your application at this time.

Job ID 2019-1944

Category Research & Development