Bioinformatics Scientist 6/3/2020
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY Overview
At the heart of QIAGEN s business is a vision to make improvements in life possible.
We are on an exciting mission to make a real difference in science and healthcare. We are still the entrepreneurial company we started out as and have today achieved a size where we can bring our full power to many initiatives and to our presence across the globe.
Our most valuable asset are our employees more than 5000 in over 35 locations around the world. Our ambition is to ensure we have outstanding and passionate people working in the best teams and we are constantly looking for new talent to join us.
There are few players who have shaped the world of modern science and healthcare as much as QIAGEN, and we have only just started.
If you are looking to advance your career, are seeking new challenges and opportunities, enjoy working in dynamic and international, diverse teams and want to make a real impact on people s lives, then QIAGEN is where you need to be.
Join us. At QIAGEN, you make a difference every day.
We are currently seeking a Bioinformatics Scientist to work with product development scientists to develop software for assay design and analysis of qPCR data. The assay design and analysis software supports both internal product development needs and customer-facing services. The position requires both strong coding ability and expertise in PCR assay design.
- Collaborate with molecular biologists on custom assay design projects for qPCR and dPCR applications. Assist scientists with data management and analysis.
- Rapidly support the ad hoc custom assay design needs of internal R&D scientists, sales team, and customers.
- Troubleshoot existing assay design and data analysis pipelines that use a combination of in-house code and software developed by the academic community.
- Continuously develop code and compute infrastructure toward the goals of (1) reducing resources needed for manual troubleshooting, and (2) extending functionality for new business needs.
- PhD or MS degree with equivalent experience, in bioinformatics, computer science, or molecular biology.
- At least 3 years of experience designing qPCR assays for DNA and/or RNA detection and quantification. Experience with assay design for bacteria, virus, and fungus DNA/RNA is a plus.
- Proficiency developing software in Python in a Linux environment. Experience with Ruby also desired.
- Experience writing code to manipulate and analyze complex genomic measurements and annotations.
- Experience using reference genome and transcriptome models, and associated annotation.
- Experience developing and managing databases, e.g. MySQL, PostgreSQL.
- Fluent (written and spoken) English.
- Experience analyzing NGS sequencing reads is a plus.
- Experience using major cloud provider tools (e.g. Google Compute Platform, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services) is a plus.
- Experience with container technology (e.g. Docker), version control systems (e.g. git), issue tracking systems (e.g. redmine), testing frameworks, performance testing, and unit testing are also helpful.
The successful candidate will be able to develop, test, and support high quality software in an environment with few other professional software engineers. Candidate must work daily directly with both internal product development scientists and customers.
What we offer
At the heart of QIAGEN are our people who drive our success. We act with passion, always challenging the status quo to drive innovation and continuous improvement. We inspire with our leadership and make an impact with our actions. We create a collaborative, safe and engaging workplace which forms the basis for high performing individuals and teams. We drive accountability and entrepreneurial decision-making and want you to excel your growth and shape the future of QIAGEN.
QIAGEN is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), sex stereotyping (including but not limited to assumptions about a person s appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression, or gender identity), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law.