Job Description :
BioInformatics Scientist
Location: Redwood City, CA
Duraton: 6+ Months Contract


Description:
Our client is seeking for an outstanding bioinformatics scientist to join their team discovering novel cancer immunotherapeutics by applying our unique Immune Repertoire Capture™ technology to identify key antibodies and targets in oncology patients with effective immune responses.
You will apply their computational expertise to generate insights into the immune responses of oncology patients from the world’s largest database of precise, comprehensive antibody and T cell receptor repertoires.
Their knowledge of molecular immunology, statistics, and bioinformatics will be used to elucidate how the immune system targets cancer, and why some patients develop effective anti-tumor immune responses while others do not.
You will utilize their software engineering skills and knowledge of bioinformatics algorithms to ensure the bioinformatics group produces robust and scalable computational solutions.
The incumbent in this role will work closely with colleagues in the lab to develop new techniques to identify therapeutic candidates.
Client will hire talented, entrepreneurial people who are committed to saving the lives of cancer patients.
We are committed to enabling your scientific and professional growth.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
Integrate molecular, clinical and genetic data to identify cancer patient antibodies with therapeutic potential
Generate insights into anti-cancer immune responses using single-cell genomics and immune repertoire data
Develop algorithms and pipelines for novel high-throughput oncology drug discovery platforms
Prioritize therapeutic candidates through analysis of antibody screening and sequence data
Collaborate with laboratory scientists to develop novel techniques for identifying anti-cancer immune receptors
Requirements:
PhD in computational biology, bioinformatics, statistics or a related field
Solid track record of using computational analysis to make biological discoveries as demonstrated by publications and/or patents
Knowledge of the fundamentals of molecular immunology and immune repertoires
Familiar with a range of relevant laboratory techniques (either through hands-on work or from collaborations with laboratory-focused colleagues)
Strong expertise with bioinformatics algorithms
Fluent in SQL, Python and R
Experience analyzing large sequence data sets
Skilled in building robust, sophisticated bioinformatics pipelines
Cloud computing experience preferred
Expert in using Unix.