Principal Scientist I, Bioinformatics

Pleasanton, CA 94588 | Contract

Post Date: 11/15/2017 Job ID: 12253 Industry: Clinical & Scientific

Bayside Solutions is seeking a Principal Scientist I, Bioinformatics to be part of our client’ s team in the East Bay. This is an opportunity to work with the largest biotech company and deliver better-targeted therapies

Our Client’ s culture is highly collaborative, offers an environment that encourages employees to expand their knowledge in order to make a profound impact on patients’ lives. This could explain why their company has been recognized as one of America’ s best companies to work for by Forbes.

Our Company Bio:  Bayside Solutions was founded in 2001, Bayside was recognized as one of the fastest growing professional staffing companies in Northern California. The numbers tell the story: We have close to a 100% client retention rate, 700% growth in four plus years and over 95% repeat business. Our dedication to building partnership relationships with both our clients and our recruits is the key to our phenomenal success.

You can find additional information on our company website at

Principal Scientist I, Bioinformatics

Job Benefits:
  • An opportunity to join a patient-focused organization that is driven to develop, manufacture and commercialize medicines to treat life threatening conditions.
  • Work for a company that is local to the bay area and recognized as a leader of innovation.  
  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience.
  • This position is eligible for medical, vision, dental benefits, paid sick time, and 401K.

Summary  of Responsibilities:
  • Provide collaborative bioinformatics support to investigators
  • Conduct analysis and interpretation of high-throughput next-generation sequencing data, you should be able to write code and modify previously created code.
  • Design, develop and deploy robust workflows, as well as custom scripts, to support the analysis of custom assay design.  The tools and pipelines you develop should be usable by other scientists in R&D.
  • Present analysis results, in a clear and concise manner, to an audience with varying levels of familiarity to bioinformatics.

Required Qualifications:
  • Possession of a Bachelor' s degree (Master' s degree preferred) in biomedical science/bioinformatics/math/computer related field from an accredited college or university or four (4) years related experience in lieu of degree
  • In addition to educational requirements, a minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible relevant experience
  • Meticulous attention to detail and excellent written and electronic record keeping skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills 
  • Experience in processing high throughput biomedical data: data cleaning, analysis, interpretation and visualization
  • Ability to understand and analyze data from complex experimental designs
  • Ability to provide guidance in the design and analysis of complex biological experiments
  • Solid background in the applied statistics 
  • Proficiency in at least two of the following programming languages: Perl, Python, R, Java and C/C++
  • Experience in at least two of the following areas: metagenomics, Targeted Enrichment, RNASeq, ExomeSeq, Whole genome sequencing
  • Expertise in using tools for NGS data-processing: Novoalign, STAR, BWA, GATK, Samtools, Bedtools
  • Familiarity with public databases: NCBI, Ensembl, TCGA, Cosmic
  • Knowledge of database programming and working in a cluster environment


Ryan Hamm

If you are interested in taking the next step in your career Bayside Solutions is the right place. We source for qualified talent throughout the United States. My specialty is scientific roles and I take pride in every job I recruit on. Whether it is resume advice, career choices, or job opportunities I am available to build a strong relationship and find you your next opportunity.

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