Senior Bioinformatics Scientist (Microbiome) 

Well-funded stealth startup seeks an experienced scientist with deep expertise in computational analysis of the microbiome.  You will work as part of the R&D team, creating a world-class platform from which we will launch microbiome products.   Your expertise in the analysis of 16S, metagenomic, and similar assays will be critical for product insights and statistical rigor.  Using your deep knowledge of the microbiome literature, you will guide ideation of new products and lead their implementation.

We are veteran biotech professionals that are digitizing life by uniting disparate data from molecular biology, medicine, and everyday life.  We will make this data accessible and interpretable to physicians, consumers, and business partners, who are currently overwhelmed by the deluge of available actionable information in our genes, environment, and interactions thereof.  We are accomplishing this goal by building laboratories around the world and delivering actionable insights to regulated and unregulated markets.

Required Experience:

  • PhD in bioinformatics, computational biology, microbiology, molecular biology, or similar field.
  • >2yrs developing microbiome products that are consumer-facing, industrial process, B2B, or similarly offered to external customers.
  • >2yrs industry experience in analysis of microbiome sequencing data.
  • Well versed in the dominant bacterial species of the gut, skin, and/or other environmental niches
  • Publication record demonstrating expertise
  • Wants to change how the world interacts with biological data

Preferred Experience:

  • Familiar with state-of-the-art tools and databases for alignment and interpretation of microbiome sequencing assays
  • Machine learning, statistics, or similar predictive analytic methods
  • Phylogenetic approaches for refining hierarchy of order, family, genus, species, strain
  • Algorithm development and validation via unit, integration, and product testing
  • Familiar with regulatory landscape for laboratory developed tests

 What We Offer:

  • A startup that is funded like a Fortune 500 company
  • Opportunity to have high impact on future of company
  • Very competitive compensation (salary, equity, benefits)
  • Flexible work schedule onsite and remote
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