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Senior Scientist, Computational Biology

  • Towne Centre Ct., San Diego, California, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Senior Scientist, Computational Biology on the Computational Biology will closely collaborate with a team of R&D lab scientists developing new technologies in order to enable future products and enrich the analytical capabilities of existing products, providing relevant computational bioinformatic and statistical expertise and leadership.

Key Responsibilities

• Work within a broad interdisciplinary R&D team, in especially close collaboration with molecular biologists, enable development of new molecular biology methods in service of developing diagnostic products.

• Lead development of algorithms and new computational methods for identifying clinically-relevant genomic and epigenomic alterations in tumor DNA and RNA derived from clinical specimens, potentially leading a small team

• Process, analyze, and interpret high volumes of data for the development and validation of methods.

• Incorporate new findings of cancer biology and data from novel molecular biology methods into existing computational pipelines.

• Mentor junior colleagues and collaborate with project teams.

• Present scientific and technical data to colleagues in a clear and cohesive manner.

• Work independently and prepare timetables, deliverables, and project schedules.

• Assist in protecting intellectual property invented in the course of product development.  

• Represent the computational biology group in cross-functional projects.

• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

• Master's Degree or PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computer Science, or a related field

• 3+ years working in NGS based diagnostics or research

• Academic or professional study/work with molecular biology and/or genomics

• Familiar with one or more of the following programming and scripting languages: Python, Java, R, or C++

Preferred Qualifications

• Strong understanding of molecular biology and genomics

• Experience:

  • developing algorithms for analysis of novel kinds of biological data
  • contributing to a complex production analytical system
  • with next-generation (NGS) sequencing data
  • in cancer research, including a working understanding of computational approaches for cancer genome analysis
  • leading collaborative projects with colleagues in other disciplines

• Excellent teamwork, time management, and organizational skills

• Demonstrated ability to: work independently in a multidisciplinary, fast-paced, dynamic, and results oriented environment present data to a multidisciplinary audience in a clear and cohesive manner

• Understanding of HIPAA and the importance of patient data privacy

• Commitment to reflect FMI's values: passion, patients, innovation, and collaboration

 

Please be aware that Foundation Medicine mandates COVID-19 vaccination of all employees regardless of work location. Accommodations may be made in accordance with applicable law.

 

About Foundation Medicine

Foundation Medicine, Inc. (FMI) began with an idea—to simplify the complex nature of cancer genomics, bringing cutting-edge science and technology to everyday cancer care. Our approach generates insights that help doctors match patients to more treatment options and helps accelerate the development of new therapies. Foundation Medicine is the culmination of talented people coming together to realize an important vision, and the work we do every day impacts real lives.

Confidence, or the belief that we need to check every box before applying for a job, can sometimes hold us back from going after a role that inspires us. At Foundation Medicine there's no such thing as the 'perfect' applicant, and our company is a place where every employee can make an impact and continue to grow whatever background they may have or path they may have taken. So, as long as you meet the basic qualifications for a role, please apply if you see a position that would make you excited to come into Foundation Medicine every day and help us transform cancer care.

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