Associate Scientist/Scientist, Informatics

San Diego, CA

  • We are seeking a responsible, dynamic, creative, and highly motivated Informatics Associate/Scientist that will work within the research and development group as a member of our Informatics team. 
  • This is a full-time position in the company’s San Diego headquarters.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Configure and be principal administrator of a laboratory information system (LIMS) providing applications such as an electronic lab notebook, data repository, chemical registry, sample management, and chemical and assay analysis tools.
  • Management/stewardship of the backend database and webserver in addition to providing support and solutions for end user requests and issues.
  • Perform analysis and create visualizations from high throughput sequencing and other similar large datasets.
  • Data mining of public and internal datasets.
  • Extraction and storage into relational or graph databases.
  • Application of academic and internal toolkits and pipelines
  • Utilization of statistical analysis and machine learning algorithms to uncover new insights within our informatics deliverables including biomarker and drug discovery.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science or related field.
  • Experience writing and optimizing SQL for Oracle/MySQL/Postgres databases and strong understanding of relational databases. Experience with graph databases a plus.
  • Experience with web development and web application frameworks. Full stack web-development experience a plus.
  • Basic knowledge of chemistry, molecular biology, and genomics/proteomics. Experience with NGS, specifically RNAseq analysis a plus.
  • Strong programming capabilities in scripting languages (Python, Perl, Javascript) and proficient with Java or C++.
  • Experience with R and statistical analysis strongly desired.
  • Experience working within the Linux/Unix environment.
  • Proven ability to collaborate in a team environment and work independently
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be a team-player, punctual and reliable, dependable and flexible in adapting to change in a multi-disciplinary, fast-paced work environment

Please submit your resume or additional inquiries to apply@samumed.com. Please include the complete title of the position for which you are applying in the subject line of your email. Emails that do not include this information will be disregarded. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.