Bioinformatics Associate I

Department: R&D - Bioinformatics
Location: Irvine, CA

Job Summary:

Zymo Research is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our Bioinformatics team! The qualified individual will play a key role in developing analysis pipelines for Next-Generation Sequencing data and performing cutting-edge data science to support Zymo Research’s global product strategy.

As part of the Bioinformatics team, you will leverage your skills and familiarity with NGS-based sequencing methods in the research and development of new data analysis pipelines for our services, applications, and exciting research projects!  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Build and maintain NGS pipelines in the cloud using state-of-the-art software and systems.
  • Analyze NGS data to recognize patterns of health and disease.
  • High-throughput execution of NGS pipelines.
  • Develop code to deliver customized genomics/epigenomics data visualization and analysis.
  • Collaborate with R&D personnel and scientists on cutting-edge projects.
  • Employ best-practices for source control, statistical accuracy, documentation, and reproducibility.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Responses to customer inquiries and technical questions.
  • Work closely with internal subject matter experts on NGS bioinformatics related technical details.
  • Project presentations to internal teams and external partners.

Education and Work Experience:

  • Holds a master’s or bachelor's degree in Biology, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or a related discipline. Experience may substitute for education.
  • Must have experience and passion in the field of bioinformatics and NGS data analysis, experience with DNA methylation sequencing data is a plus.
  • Must have experience with Linux/Unix operating systems and running/scripting applications from the command line.
  • Proficient with scripting languages including Python and R.
  • Familiarity with HPC environments (SLURM) and/or Amazon Web Services EC2 and S3 is a plus.
  • Familiarity with pipeline building (NextFlow and Docker) is a plus.
  • Experience with statistical and machine learning techniques is a plus.
  • Ability to simultaneously manage and execute multiple projects.
  • Demonstrable best-practices for code documentation and revision control.
  • Demonstrate clear verbal & written communication skills.
  • Well-developed people skills are highly desirable.

About Us:

Since its inception in 1994, Zymo Research has been proudly serving the scientific community by providing innovative, reliable, and high-quality research tools. Whether it's epigenetics, DNA, RNA, microbiomics, or yeast-based research, our philosophy remains the same: To provide the highest quality products in the industry while ensuring they are both simple to use and reliable in their performance. Named a Top Workplace by the OC Register in 2021, 2022 and Top Workplace USA in 2023, Zymo Research continues to be a place where employees feel engaged, connected, and energized about their work. If you are passionate about helping people in advancing science and working with awesome teams in a fast-growing company, we want to speak with you!


The estimated compensation range for this position is $70,000 – $80,000 per year at the time of posting. Actual compensation will be provided in writing at the time of offer, if applicable, and is based on several factors we believe fairly and accurately impact compensation, including geographic location, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other job permitted factors.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:

Zymo Research welcomes candidates of all backgrounds. These include sex, age, color, race, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, physical & mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.


Onsite - Zymo Research Headquarters, 17062 Murphy Ave. Irvine, CA 92612

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