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Bioinformatics Analyst IV

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Requisition Information

Posting Information

Requisition Number 05088
Department Name: Integrative Structural and Computational Biology
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Bioinformatics Analyst IV
Position Summary:

The Scripps Research Institute is starting a new Center for Computational Biology and will have roles for beginning, intermediate and advanced bioinformatics analyst roles. The Bioinformatics Analyst will work closely with research scientists in support of a diverse set of research programs to design, develop, implement and maintain, informatics analysis services for the Center for Computational Biology. Performs professional software systems design engineering, including providing support to design efforts in the development of computer systems software. Develops web-based software tools and data-integration applications for both administrative and scientific end users.


  • Direct, employ and guide a variety of complex, computational sequence analysis (mathematical and computing) tools to model and analyze molecular biological data.
  • Design, create, set up and manage large biological computer databases.
  • Guide the computational sequence analysis methods for database searches and analysis of resulting data, which may include utilizing existing or developing new algorithms, techniques, and computational statistical methodologies and theories to analyze datasets.
  • Work collaboratively with scientific project teams to successfully implement users’ needs in database searching and integration, which includes interpretation of similarity of sequence searches, multiple sequence alignments and gene expression patterns, and the quality control of sequence data.
  • Maintain the computational infrastructure, as well as control the flow of samples and information for project studies.
  • Troubleshoot or modify procedures as required.
  • Provide web-based bioinformatics and access to public and proprietary relational databases.
  • Independently conduct a variety of standard and complex bioinformatics design and development of software systems.
  • May plan and conduct a project to complete a research plan.
  • Independently may determine methods and procedures on new assignment and provide guidance to lower level personnel.
  • Perform other related duties as required or assigned.
Location: California
Additional Information:
Physical Requirements:

This position works in office/ lab environment. Further details of the physical requirements of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.

Basic Qualifications:
  • BS/BA degree, preferably in bioinformatics, computational biology or computer science or similar, or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • MS/MA degree in informatics, computer science, or computational biology, PhD preferred.
  • Minimum 6 years bioinformatics or related experience.
  • Must possess extensive background in biostatistics, as well as experience setting up and analyzing large biological databases.
  • In depth knowledge of and experience with data management and analysis theories and techniques.
  • Strong knowledge of and experience utilizing C/C++, Python, Java, R, PERL, or related programming language(s).
  • Ability to effectively prioritize workload and multi-task.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written form, as well as to clearly convey methods and results to provide information to scientific investigators from which researchers can draw conclusions.
Preferred Qualifications:
Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience.
Job Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
EEO Statement

The Scripps Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic or status.

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