BIOINFORMATICS SCIENTIST (BSA) OpGen
OpGen, Inc. is a leading innovator in systems and services for molecular diagnostics and genomic analysis. The company provides clinical molecular diagnostic services through their CLIA certified laboratory. OpGen also provides the Argus? Whole Genome Mapping System and MapIt? Services for high resolution, whole genome restriction maps for sequence assembly and finishing, strain typing and comparative genomics in the clinical and life sciences markets.
OpGen?s customers include leading hospitals, government agencies, genomic research centers, universities, clinical research organizations, biodefense institutions and biotechnology companies.
OpGen is committed to supporting our customers as valued partners by creating long-term relationships and continually exceeding expectation. OpGen employees have created the company?s success. As a result of that success, we are seeking individuals who enjoy a challenge and want to be part of a team making a difference in healthcare outcomes.
We are seeking a bioinformatics scientist with experience in genomics to join our bioinformatics group. Working in a team environment, this individual will provide support for analysis and development of new applications of Whole Genome Mapping technology in analysis of a wide spectrum of genomes, including human, other mammalians and plant genomes.
PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS
The incumbent will provide bioinformatics support for Argus and MapIt service customers, participate in development of new applications, and contribute to other aspects of bioinformatics effort at OpGen. S/he will utilize existing analytical tools developed at OpGen, perform analysis on whole genome mapping data, generate analytical reports and communicate with scientist and/or customers for interpretation of the results. As a member of the bioinformatics team, s/he will also provide valuable input for new application development, and participate in the development effort.
Advanced degree in Genomics, Bioinformatics, or other related scientific/engineering fields (or equivalent professional experiences).
Four (4) to eight (8) years of working experience in genomic data analysis and bioinformatics tool development; experience with NGS preferred.
Strong communication skills, with the ability to effectively articulate complex, technical information to customers and scientists.
Hands on experience with bioinformatics tools and databases.
Must have excellent organization skills, attention to detail, and the ability to perform multiple tasks independently.
Demonstrated ability to understand computational biology and bioinformatics concepts, and complex scientific algorithms.
Programming skills in languages such as PERL, shell scripting, C/C++, or Java, in UNIX/LINUX environment.
Experience with high performance distributed computing and/or cloud computing is desirable.
Qualified applicants for this position should submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating JOB CODE: BSA in the subject heading. Visit www.opgen.com for a full listing of our open positions. OpGen is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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