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Bioinformatics Associate
Ref No.: 19-07651
Location: South San Francisco, California
Bioinformatics Associate
Oncology Biomarker Development Dept.
South San Francisco, CA

  • The candidate will perform data management and curation tasks to support biomarker discovery and companion diagnostic development efforts
  • In the process of performing this work, the candidate will communicate extensively with scientists, research associates, operations managers, clinical data managers, analysts and vendor representatives.
Duties could include:
  • Working with biosample operations managers and biometrics colleagues to draft data transfer specifications and statements of work.
  • Acquiring and QC'ing biomarker data files from internal groups and external vendors. Capturing data in internal file systems and databases.
  • Monitoring data processing requests and submitting data files to analysis pipelines
  • Merging different data biomarker types with clinical data to generate analysis-ready data sets
  • Curating and cataloguing biomarker data sets, maintaining listings of available data, and distributing to collaborators
  • Maintaining and curating content of internal knowledge sharing repositories
Skills (Required)
  • Familiarity working in a Linux computing environment
  • Proficiency in a scripting language such as Perl or Python
  • Experience managing and curating biological or clinical data
  • Outstanding communication, collaboration, and problem solving skills
  • Experience with the following is desired:
  • Relational databases and SQL
  • Statistical software packages such as R or SAS
  • Clinical trial data management
  • Working with genomics datasets
  • Setting up and maintaining online content management systems or wikis
  • Master's degree in bioinformatics, biostatistics, statistics; or bachelor's degree in a life science or statistical field with at least three years of experience working in a quantitative biosciences position