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Bioinformatics Scientist

Apex Life Sciences is currently sourcing for a?Bioinformatics Scientist position in the Stafford, TX area. Please see details below and apply online if qualified/interested.


Position Summary:


Working both independently and in collaboration with others, developing quantitative models and algorithms. Provide support and collaborate with our research scientists to develop new and innovative genetic testing products.


Essential Functions:


Innovates on new methods / processes to extract actionable insight from large genomic datasets and contribute to the launch of new products


Develops machine learning and data-driven analyses to investigate the association between disease phenotypes and genetic variants from our microarray genotyping and NGS sequencing pipelines.


Collaborates and develops new tools with Engineering and Product Teams.


Designs computing strategy in a High-Performance Computing (HPC) environment for algorithm development and optimization; computes infrastructure for processing NGS data (local vs. Amazon cloud, etc.)


Maintains currency with new technologies and advances in genomics.


Contributes research findings to abstracts and publications and presents at conferences.


Performs additional duties or assignments as directed by management.


Qualifications:


Advanced degree (Ph.D. preferred) in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Statistics, Math, Computer Sciences or another quantitative discipline


Previous experience integrating human genomic and disease phenotypic data to predict associations between genetic variants and disease diagnoses


Working knowledge of microarray genotyping and sequencing pipelines


Fluent in modern advanced analytical tools and programming languages (e.g. Python, R, Ruby, etc.), databases (SQL) and experienced in cloud-based systems.


Previous practical experience implementing statistical principles and machine learning algorithms to large genomic datasets


Strong verbal communication skills and ability to discuss data, modeling, and analytics with technical and non-technical audiences


(Preferred) Experience in reproductive biology or endocrinology


(Preferred) Project management experience, from conception to commercial launch


Ability to sit for extended periods of time using computer equipment in normal office conditions


EEO Employer


Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.


 

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