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Scientist II
Ref No.: 17-93007
Location: Austin, Texas
Start Date / End Date: 12/05/2017 to 12/03/2018
Artech is currently seeking to add to the below position
Job Title: Scientist II
Job ID: TMO-REQ-002510
Location: 2130 Woodward, Austin, Texas 78744
Duration: 12+ Months contract

You will be an integral part of an enthusiastic and dedicated team of scientists, engineers working towards development and validation of cutting edge scientific solutions applying unique bioinformatics solutions to Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data. Your job is to develop and test customized analytical solutions which leverage current Ion Torrent(TM) software frameworks for measuring gene expression using targeted NGS panels for clinical diagnostics applications. In addition, you will have the opportunity to develop potentially Client algorithms which may be packaged into R&D analytical modules.

Using current Thermo Fisher analytical software workflows, design analytical strategies with fully defined metrics to evaluate performance of custom NGS assays targeting specific gene targets and generating gene expression profiles.
Modify and integrate any panel specific parameter customizations while developing a testing schema to be employed for assay validation which includes all relevant variant calling metrics as defined by you and the clinical diagnostics team.
Position also will require regular communication with Ion Torrent(TM) software teams and clinical diagnostics teams.
Position also requires frequent data analysis / software development summaries to be presented to and reviewed by the team and coordinate with various stakeholders in system/primary/secondary/tertiary analysis to drive issues to resolution

Minimum Qualifications:
MS. or higher in Bioinformatics, Biomedical engineering, Computer science/engineering or related fields.
MS degree in Molecular biology with 3+ years of working experiences in bioinformatics field will also be considered.
Strong knowledge of sequence analysis and bioinformatics tools and public databases, e.g. IGV, BLAST, Ensembl, NCBI, UCSC Genome browser, OMIM, COSMIC etc.
3+ years of Software development skills and experience.
Strong development skills Python/Perl experience is needed.
Strong expertise working in a Linux/Unix environment.
Good understanding of software design and development cycle.

Preferred Qualifications:
Product development and / or industry experience in a multi-disciplinary Biotech environment is a plus.
Knowledge of gene expression profiling/clustering algorithms, visualization and R-Bioconductor packages is highly desirable.
Experience with Software production tools (IDE, source control, and document tracking) and Test Management (Client QC, JIRA) is a plus.
Must have the ability to communicate effectively with scientists, engineers and software developers and be detail oriented and self-driven.

Please apply on our company website ( with reference to job ID, or contact me at / 973.507.7539
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Artech Information Systems LLC
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