Bioinformatics Pipeline Engineer in Alameda, CA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 7/27/2019

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Job Description

Look for more than answers.

 

At Quest, we are on a continuous journey of discovery and development. It’s this attitude that has made us an industry leader and the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. For those joining us, we offer exciting and fast moving career opportunities where you can affect change at a rate unheard of in many organizations of our size and scope. While we invest in and develop technology to drive our innovations, our ongoing success relies on our people.

As a Bioinformatics Pipeline Engineer, you will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you will have the opportunity to collaborate and affect change while expanding your leadership skills and technical knowledge. You can make a real impact in a market that is growing and developing.

Bioinformatics Pipeline Engineer - the role:

Quest Diagnostics Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) products provide specific answers that clinicians need to deliver the appropriate diagnostic and prognostic care to patients throughout the United States. As a member of the Quest Diagnostics Bioinformatics team you will focus on the full life cycle of clinical-grade NGS pipelines – from design and development to implementation and integration – ensuring maximal accuracy for patient care.

Job responsibilities:

  • Work in collaboration with key scientific personnel to build, test, adapt, support and validate clinical-grade variant analysis pipelines with integration into our production systems

  • Participate in pipeline standardization across multiple partner sites

  • Maintain current NGS production pipeline(s)

  • Consult on process and technology improvements within R&D, Operations, and IT departments

  • Participate in the resolution of operations support requests where NGS analysis pipelines are involved

To qualify, the ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience: •        

  • B.S. with 6+ years of experience in Bioinformatics, Genomics, Genetics, Computer Sciences or a related field; M.S. with 4+, or Ph.D. with 2+ years of experience, or equivalent is preferred

  • Proficiency building, running and monitoring genomic analysis pipelines on prem and cloud computing environments

  • Proficiency working in Unix/Linux operating systems (BASH scripting and command line tools)

  • Proficiency in programming and scripting (Perl, Python, R, C/C++, etc.)

  • Proficiency in commonly used command-line NGS tools (BWA, SAMTools, Bowtie2, Picard, PINDEL, GATK, etc.)

  • Experienced in manipulating large NGS sequencing datasets: data transformation, read trimming, alignment, variant calling, and data store migration

  • Experienced in developing container workflows for genomic data analysis

  • Ability to understand and communicate statistical measures for interrogating the quality of data manipulation

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate efficiently and work effectively with a team of scientists

  • Demonstrated ability to innovate

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Join us for competitive benefits and development opportunities in a progressive and supportive environment. Help us improve our service, and the experiences of our patients and colleagues. Work with us and together we can be better.

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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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