Computational Biologist IV

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 04/28/2020 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Clinical & Scientific Job Number: 17428

Job Description

Bayside Solutions is seeking a Computational Biologist IV to be part of our client’ s team in South San Francisco. This is an opportunity to work with the largest privately held pharmaceutical corporation in the world and ranks among the world' s 20 leading pharmaceutical corporations.

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 the “ Top Twenty Employers” in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals by Science Careers.

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

Computational Biologist IV

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:
  • As a computational biologist in the Structural Biology department of Research, you will work with scientists and software engineers to develop and improve the next generation of computational structural analysis methods and tools.
  • You will lead the development of scientific databases and scalable data processing pipelines and APIs to enable programmatic and visual data analysis.
  • You will provide pragmatic computational expertise in collaboration with scientists and other engineers to facilitate deep exploration of multidimensional molecular data.
  • Your infrastructure and tools will enable our scientists, across a range of computational expertise, to explore molecular data to discover drug targets ultimately deliver lifesaving therapies to our patients.
  • You should be passionate about sustainable programming practices, have a flexible and learning mindset, be able to work in a fluid and dynamic environment, be comfortable leading globally distributed development teams and have a strong desire to pursue creative solutions to challenging problems.

Summary of Qualifications:
  • MS or higher in bioinformatics, computer science or related field.
  • 5+ years’ experience (including any graduate school) developing tools for data analysis.
  • MS or higher in bioinformatics, computer science or related field.
  • Experience in protein sequence and structural data analysis.
  • Familiarity with PyMol or other molecular visualization tools.
  • Experience supporting data science activities using FAIR data management and reproducible practices.
  • Adept at object-oriented programming and high-level languages used in data science such as Python.
  • Expertise in operating on large data, such as data stored in relational and non-relational databases and filesystems.
  • Demonstrated adherence to best practices in software engineering, particularly usability, version control, testing, and appropriate use of abstraction.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate about complex bioinformatics problems to peers, users and leadership.
  • Familiarity with formal build/release/deploy and continuous integration frameworks (e.g., Jenkins) is a plus.
  • Enthusiastic about working in a scientific environment, especially one that is related to drug discovery and development.
  • Ability to perform at a high level in a fast changing and demanding environment.

Meet Your Recruiter

Ethan Christenson
Scientific Recruiter

If you are looking for career growth or new opportunities you have come to the right place! Here at Bayside solutions we specialize in relationship based recruiting, we are focused and determined to take your career in the direction you want it to go. I would love to talk to you about your career objectives, sports, traveling, or anything else that interests you. I look forward to getting to know you and where you want to go!
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