Bioinformatics Engineer - Worldwide

27 days ago

Form Bio

Full Time

We are so excited you are interested in joining our team! Candidates are encouraged to apply even if they do not tick every box. If you are excited to empower science through innovation, we want to hear from you!

Bioinformatics Engineer

We are seeking a talented Bioinformatics Engineer with strong programming skills to tackle challenging bioinformatics and computational biology problems. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with scientists and engineers to improve existing and building new pipelines and develop visualization tools to support the exciting opportunities in precision medicine, comparative genomics, molecular evolution, and AI. The candidate must have some experience in bioinformatics.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience in synthetic biology, microbiology (including microbiome), RUST or image analysis.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implements bioinformatics workflows
  • Develop new bioinformatics methods and tools
  • Optimize bioinformatics workflows to run in a cloud environment

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Candidate must have experience in bioinformatics
  • Ability to implement, debug, and maintain computational tools in common programming languages (Python, R, C++, and/or Java)
  • Experience with bioinformatics data (e.g., DNA-seq, RNA-seq, scRNA-seq) and using common bioinformatics tools (e.g., BWA, BEDtools, GATK, IGV)
  • Great communication skills, including research report writing, code documentation, and oral presentation, with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong understanding of computer science fundamentals, including knowledge of data structures, the ability to design efficient algorithms, and skill in writing correct, readable code.
  • Proficiency with handling large-scale genomic data in a Linux and/or cloud environment (e.g., Google Cloud)
  • Experience with version control software (e.g., Git)
  • Ability to work independently and successfully in a matrix environment, prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously, integrate cross-functional issues and balance competing priorities effectively

Education and Experience:

  • Masters with 2 years or bachelor’s with 5+ years of bioinformatics research experience in quantitative or basic science (computational biology, bioinformatics, computational chemistry)
  • Experience with version control software (e.g., Git)
  • Experience with workflow management software such as SnakeMake and Nextflow
  • Experience with cloud computing including AWS and Google Cloud
  • Experience with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)
  • Experience writing automated functional and unit test scripts
  • Experience with team-based coding, repository, and branch management
  • Experience writing automated functional and unit test scripts

At Form Bio, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and team members without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Form Bio believes that diversity is paramount to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Originally posted on Himalayas