Scientist, Bioinformatics Research - Sr in San Juan Capistrano, CA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 10/30/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Location:
    33608 Ortega Highway
    San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Date Posted:
  • Function
    Research and Development
  • Job Family
  • Remote
  • Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Shift

Job Description

Sr Scientist, Bioinformatics Research, the role:

As a Senior Bioinformatics Research Scientist you will develop new approaches for data analyses and conduct bioinformatics research with significant impact to the organization or high-priority projects. Develop and execute novel computational approaches to analyze bioinformatics problems and datasets.

Provide technical/scientific leadership in design and development of new approaches to complex problems to meet significant project and/or major organizational initiatives. Guide and mentor other scientists and project team members including collaboration with wet lab scientists to accomplish project objectives.

Prepare patent applications, reports, scientific publications, conference presentations, and other communications of analysis results related to significant scientific research aligned with business objectives such as new technology development, product/process development and improvement.

This professional can work 100% remotely.

Senior Bioinformatics Research Scientist – Computational Biology/Data Science, remote, the role:

The Senior Bioinformatics Research Scientist will work as a Computational Biologist/Data Scientist focusing on clinical methods development for NGS data, including analytical workflows, comparative analyses, and development of QC methods and results. Successful candidate will design and conduct data analyses and research on next-generation sequencing (NGS) data as a core team member collaborating with R&D bench scientists and software engineers during the clinical product development process, using cloud compute resources.

Duties include providing technical/scientific leadership in design and development of new approaches to complex problems to meet project or organizational initiatives, mentoring other scientists and project team members to accomplish project objectives, and preparing reports, scientific publications, and/or conference presentations of results.



  • Requires knowledge and skills normally acquired through the successful completion of a Bachelor's Degree in Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Computer Science, or related scientific discipline. Master's or PhD Degree is Preferred.

Work Experience:

  • PhD with 1+ year experience, or MS with 3+ years experience, or BS with 5+ years experience in an industrial or academic setting working with clinical and biological data and underlying technologies including bioinformatics methods, database development, query/scripting/programming languages, cloud development, agile methodology, DevOps and other data analysis tools.
  • At least 3 years of experience working in a regulated industrial life sciences environment
  • Significant relevant publication or patent record, and/or at least 2 years of relevant research and/or development experience

Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • Ability to multi-task