Featured RNA-Seq Job – Next Generation Sequencing Bioinformatician

Employer: QiagenLocation: Redwood City, US  Job ID #: 2521
Functional Area: Biotechnology Location:
Employment Type: Temporary Full-Time Location:
Duration: 6 weeks

• 5+ years of recent Java development experience
• 5+ years’ working experience involving Bioinformatics software bioinformatics tools and biological databases
• 3+ years experience building NGS pipelines for processing human sequencing data from at least Illumina and Ion Torrent platforms
• 3+ years working in a team-based agile development environment
• Understanding of Next Generation Sequencing technique and expertise with NGS bioinformatics tools such as GATK, Bowtie, etc
• Advanced skills utilizing and in depth knowledge of bioinformatics algorithms, tools and resources, e.g. sequence retrieval, alignment and clustering techniques, expression profiling and protein related analysis, major databases and standards in the field
• Strong programming skills by having experience of designing complex software solutions (i.e. not limited to writing scripts) in Java
• Must be familiar with cloud and high performance computing (HPC) environment as well as familiarity with web services and cloud computing
• Hands-on experience with high dimensional biological data with focus on `omics data generated by NGS technologies
• Fluency in agile development practices
• Ability to work quickly and independently with minimal guidance while consistently exercising good judgment
• Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with both technical and business staff research and technical staff

Preferred Qualifications
• 8+ years bioinformatics development experience in a research or translational setting
• 3+ years applying Perl or Python scripting to bioinformatics
• Familiarity with Linux, experience with scripting (such as bash, Perl, or python) preferred
• Experience working with RNA-Seq data
• Experience with commercial and open source NGS pipeline infrastructure tooling and cloud infrastructure like Amazon Web Services
• Strong experience with Python language and libraries

Education required
• Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Bioinformatics, Computational Science, Biological Life Science
• PhD in Bioinformatics or Computational Science preferred

# of hours worked per week
Min 40 (ok to work more hours to get the job done faster)


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.