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Principal Bioinformatics Scientist
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Ambry Genetics | Aliso Viejo, CA
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Job Description

Position Summary:

The job's main responsibility is to collaborate with biologists, bioinformaticians, and clinicians to design, validate, and maintain bioinformatics pipelines and applications.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

* Provide bioinformatics support to R&D by analyzing and interpreting NGS data
* Provide trouble shooting and maintenance supports for bioinformatics pipeline and applications for clinical tests
* Lead the development of new methods/features/tools assisting clinical and genetic analysis
* Coordinate with scientists and statisticians in validation of new methods, including data collection and analysis algorithms
* Manage a team of bioinformatics scientists and programmers

Position Requirements:

* PhD degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, structural biology, biophysics, biology and computer science, or related discipline
* MS degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, structural biology, biophysics, biology and computer science, or related discipline plus at least 5 years industrial experiences is required
* Familiar with molecular biology, biological pathways, and genomics
* Strong knowledge of current theories and principals of bioinformatics and computational biology
* Proficiency in the use of bioinformatics software, packages, and database
* Proficiency with Perl, Python, R, bash, C/C++, java, and SQL in Linux/Unix environment
* Proficiency in utilizing and development biomolecular modeling and dynamics tools
* Strong skills in the application of statistical analytical methods in genetic data analysis
* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Ability to work within a team, among cross-departments, and as an independent contributor, requiring minimal supervision
* At least 5 year research and development experiments in the related fields
* At least 2 year post-doctoral research experience and/or industrial experiences in computational biology are required
* At least 3 year management experience of scientists and/or programmers industrial setting
* Experiences in using high performance computing and storage systems
* Experience in Illumina sequencing data and bioinformatics Next Generation Sequencing pipelines


About Us:

Ambry Genetics Corporation is a CAP-accredited and CLIA-licensed molecular genetics laboratory based in Aliso Viejo, California. We are a genetics-based healthcare company that is dedicated to open scientific exchange so we can work together to understand and treat all human disease faster.

At Ambry, everyone is welcome. A career at Ambry Genetics is a chance to be part of a dynamic company that aims to improve health by understanding the relationships between genetics and human disease. We earned our reputation as industry leaders by responsibly introducing cutting-edge genetic testing solutions and continually sharing what we learn with the global scientific community. We also support those with genetic conditions through the Mauli Ola Foundation and other nonprofit organizations. At Ambry you will be learning, challenging yourself, and having fun while collaborating with teammates through the open exchange of ideas.

Employees at Ambry Genetics have many perks, including an onsite café with complimentary smoothies and infused waters! We also offer access to gym memberships, onsite food trucks, "Lunch and Learns," Pajama Days, Chili Cook-Offs and more. Our outstanding intern program includes Job Skills Training, Business Communication Workshop, Lunch & Learn with key Executives at Ambry to gain industry knowledge, Intern Team Building Event(s), etc. Ambry Genetics is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and we maintain a drug-free work environment.

Ambry Genetics is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

About Ambry Genetics

Ambry Genetics is a worldwide leader in specialized genetic testing. The Company's advancements in Cystic Fibrosis, chronic and hereditary pancreatitis, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, and other severe pulmonary diseases are providing precise, cost-effective methods to aid in disease definition and early, more accurate diagnosis.