We are seeking a talented and motivated Bioinformatician to join our team and take on challenging bioinformatics and computational biology problems. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with scientists to conduct analyses and implement new pipelines in comparative genomics. The candidate must have well established skills in bioinformatics and extensive experience in comparative genomics. Ideal candidates will have a PhD with expertise in animal genomics and molecular evolution, including pathway analysis and phenotype/genotype associations. 

This position will be based onsite in Dallas, TX. Relocation assistance is available. 

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Perform sequence analysis
  • Design and implement new workflows and pipelines for comparative genomics.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Comparative Genomics Experience
  • Expertise in functional genomics and transcriptomics techniques, such as bulk RNA-seq, single-cell RNA-seq, Hi-C, ChIP-seq, and ATAC-seq.
  • Experience in the developmentment of models to predict biological results or gene function including variant detection, variant functional prediction, protein function, genotype/phenotype relationship.
  • Ability to write and run custom bioinformatics scripts using existing published tools and occasionally tools developed for purpose, summarize the results in a digestible manner and deliver the information using established reporting procedures. 
  • Strong scripting skills in at least two languages (e.g., Python, R, Perl, Ruby, Java, BASH).
  • Proficiency with handling large-scale genomic data in a cloud environment (e.g. AWS, Google Cloud, Azure)
  • Experience with GIT version control software
  • Experience with Genotype/Phenotype Association Studies, comparative genomics and molecular evolution.

Education and Experience:

  • Masters with 2 years of post-graduate experience or PhD in quantitative or basic science (computer science, computational biology, or bioinformatics preferred)

What Colossal Offers You:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Unlimited PTO and company holidays so you can rest and recharge 
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA)
  • Company matched 401k retirement plan
  • Paid parental leave up to 12 weeks
  • Education reimbursement 
  • An opportunity to help us return the Earth to a healthier state

The team at Colossal is committed, colorful, passionate, intelligent, collaborative, creative, experienced, scientific and world-class. That sounds like a lot to fit into one building. That’s why we are spread out in three locations that include laboratories, test facilities, academic institutions, libraries and offices. Dallas. Austin. Boston. 

Through it all, however, we maintain a culture of positivity, hope, happiness and belief that we’re doing something big. Something Colossal.

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