The Journey Begins with you.
There's quite a distance between wondering and knowing. And for patients waiting for answers to important health questions, it's a road they want to travel as quickly as possible.
At Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, we understand urgency. But more than speed, we focus our energies on accuracy.
Currently, we seek a Staff Bioinformatics Scientist in San Juan Capistrano, CA.
BASIC FUNCTION AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION:
Plans, prepares, conducts experimentation, prepares reports and analysis of results as related to product/process development improvement. Activities may be focused individual projects or assignments as a member of a project team which may include project leadership duties.
Successful performance of job duties contributes to the success of projects in support of product development activities. Impacts the ability of the project team to meet assigned goals.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
Evaluate, develop, validate, and implement new next-generation sequencing (NGS) data analysis technology and technology enhancements, including bioinformatics analysis pipelines, testing/validation scripts, and other tools related to genetic diagnostics. Consult on process and technology improvements within R&D, Operations, and IT departments. Participate in resolution of support requests where computational biology tools are used. Regularly report progress and prepare data analyses for internal review.
Must have a demonstrable proficiency with Perl, Python and/or shell scripting. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Knowledge of SQL database development strongly preferred. Advanced science, engineering, or computer science degree desired. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree required, MS or PhD preferred. Two or more years of relevant experience in IT, life sciences, computational biology/bioinformatics, engineering, or computer science required. Two or more years of software development and/or database development experience in a SQL, Linux, and/or HPC environment strongly preferred. Hands-on experience analyzing NGS data desired. Project management and support experience a plus.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as professional journals, operating instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write complete reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively in one-on-one and small group situations.
OTHER KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Requires a thorough knowledge of related products and technologies gained through developmental experience in an academic or industrial setting.
POSITIONS SUPERVISED: None.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under general supervision, receiving instructions on specific assignment objectives, complex features, and possible solutions. Assistance is furnished on unusual problems and work is reviewed for application of sound professional judgment
Quest Diagnostics has many career opportunities for individuals whose talent, initiative and dedication will complement our belief that the patient comes first and that values do matter. We work to earn our customers’ trust every day by providing the highest quality diagnostic information services in a professional, accessible and informative way. Our workforce is diverse and talented and believes in our vision: "Empowering Better Health with Diagnostic Insights."
[All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.]
Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.
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