Bioinformatics Scientist II

Thermo Fisher

Post Expires


Researcher / analyst

Job Description

You will join a small group in the custom genotyping program, working closely with customers and consortia members to design genotype microarrays that meet the customer’s scientific and business objectives. The array design process includes the usage of complex data models and imputation aware algorithms to select optimal markers and probes and requires an understanding of the application areas.

What will you do?

  • Work closely with the customer to translate scientific requirements into a sequence of array design steps, and guide the customer through the design process.
  • Use, extend, and where applicable, develop new methods associated with array design, including probe scoring, selection of tagging markers, imputation-aware marker selection, and efficient database queries.
  • Develop and promulgate SOPs for efficient custom array design.

The successful candidate for this position will often be self-directed but will need to also be highly collaborative and to provide input into array design requirements and methods. The candidate will work directly with customers and with many different internal teams. Candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. We are seeking individuals who can perform well under time constraints and have great troubleshooting skills.

How will you get here?

  • Minimum BS in Bioinformatics, Statistical Genetics, or a related field, with experience in genotyping and/or genetics or equivalent experience, and 3+ years working experience.
  • Experience in biotech, biology, or genetic research strongly preferred.
  • Experience in microarray or sequence analysis considered a strong plus.
  • Scientific writing and communication required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Knowledge of human genotyping, imputation, and Genome Wide Association Studies.
  • Solid experience in a scripting language such as Python or Perl, and a statistical language such as R.
  • Proficiency in using SQL to query complex relational databases.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.


About Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $24 billion and approximately 70,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands - Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services - we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services.

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Post Expires


Researcher / analyst


Santa Clarita , United States