Position Title: Jr. Bioinformatics Associate

Location: Irvine, CA

Summary/Contribution of Position

Zymo Research is seeking a Junior Bioinformatics Associate to join our Bioinformatics team. The qualified individual will play a key role in establishing, maintaining, and executing data-analysis pipelines for Next-Generation Sequencing methods to support Zymo Research’s global product strategy. This role will work cross functionally with R&D, product management, and tech support teams.

If you are passionate about helping people in advancing science and working with awesome teams in a fast-growing company, we want you!

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Establish and maintain NGS pipelines on a daily basis.
  • Routinely execute the pipelines for NGS data analysis.
  • Attend to customized pipeline requests.
  • Coordinate with R&D personnel.
  • Maintain technical materials, protocols, and application notes on data analysis.
Other Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Technical support for incoming customer inquiries.
  • Work closely with internal subject matter experts, product managers, application, and marketing on NGS bioinformatics related technical details.
  • Project presentation to upper-level management, technical review committee, marketing and sales organization.
Jr. Bioinformatics Associate Qualifications
  • Holds a master 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, NGS data analysis and/or information sciences.
  • 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 Amazon Web Services EC2 and S3 is a plus.
  • Familiarity with pipeline building is a plus.
  • Familiarity with RNA-Seq bioinformatics is a plus.
  • Ability to simultaneously manage and execute multiple projects.
  • Demonstrable best-practices for code documentation and revision control.
  • Demonstrate clear verbal & written communicate skills.
  • Well-developed people skills are highly desirable.
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