Bioinformatics Scientist

NuGEN Technologies is looking for a talented Bioinformatics Scientist to join our team. The successful candidate will have a strong background in bioinformatics and molecular/cellular biology and will provide company-wide expertise in the management and analysis of Next Generation Sequencing data.

The role requires a strong scientific background and the ability to communicate and collaborate successfully with multiple functional areas. Position will report to Vice President of Global Market Development and Technical Support and will be located in San Carlos, California. Please send inquiries and updated resume to

21 Sep 2017

Role and Responsibilities

  • Directly provides or assists with the design and analysis of internal NGS data sets in collaboration with R&D, Tech Support and Marketing
  • Directly provides or assists with the design and analysis of data sets from collaborators and customers
  • Generates, optimizes and maintains scripts for routine NGS data processing
  • Executes and optimizes scripts for the production of custom targeted panel designs for both external and internal customers
  • Provides coaching and tutoring to colleagues on use of various data analysis tools (as needed)
  • Develops robust analysis pipelines for regular data processing
  • Develops reports for end-users to understand NGS data quantitatively
  • Constructs interfaces for lab users to submit samples for analysis
  • Supports product development, support, marketing and sales efforts as an extended team member


  • Masters degree or Ph. D. in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics or equivalent experience
  • 4+ years experience producing or analyzing gene expression and/or genetic variation with NGS
  • Demonstrated application of open-source packages for NGS data
  • 5+ years writing Python or 10+ years with other languages and 2+ years with Python
  • 3+ years experience working in collaborative coding environments using version tracking
  • Demonstrated ability to present data in an interactive way
  • Demonstrated knowledge of statistical principles
  • Linux system administration skills preferred
  • Strong recommendations from past collaborators
  • Ability to manage & prioritize competing needs from multiple customers