Field Bioinformatics Scientist

Field Bioinformatics Scientist - Life Science Solutions GroupBased in Seoul, Korea

Position Summary:

The Field Bioinformatics Scientist is responsible for providing a broad range of Bioinformatics applications support and training on Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) systems results and systems to Thermo Fisher Scientific Life Science Solution (LSG) customers, distributors and internal staff in Korea.

Major Responsibilities
  • Responsible for providing Bioinformatics (BFX) training to customers and distributors
  • Support customers through the analysis of experimental results and development of analysis tools for specific applications
  • Present Bioinformatics issues and solutions to audiences with varying levels of experience
  • Operating and managing pipelines for data analysis and platform support across our regional NGS customers
  • Support sales in strategic pre-sales activity planning and delivery Bioinformatics capability presentation and demonstration Development of presentation depicting results of the NGS data analysis that may be utilized by marketing and product management
  • Develop Bioinformatics customer training material (creation, duration, review)
  • Develop custom scripts for specific customer requests
  • Additional responsibilities may include:
    • Development of software/web tools and databases to provide access to data and analysis results
    • Development of standard operating procedures, documentation, and scripts to generate custom reports
    • Integration of diverse Bioinformatics tools
    • Application of statistical, visualization and data mining tools
    • Interacting with external collaborators to obtain or provide data
    • Collect competitive intelligence on NGS and Bioinformatics and share internally
Skills/Behaviors Required
  • Knowledge and skills normally acquired through completion of a MSc or PhD in Computational Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Statistics, Software Engineering, Computer Science or related field
  • 3-4 years of directly related experience on the qualifications mentioned above.
  • Hands-on experience with relevant sequencing analysis tools
  • An excellent understanding of genomic databases and their annotations (GenBank, RefSeq, ENSEMBL, dbSNP)
  • Demonstrated computer skills including proficiency with a scripting language (e.g. Perl, BioPerl, Python) in a Linux and Windows environment
  • A good understanding of the biology behind genotyping, gene expression profiling, and genetic mapping, familiarity with the basis of nucleic acid structure and folding, and an appreciation of the use of statistical methods and mathematical models in the interpretation of biological data is highly desirable.
  • Software and algorithm development skills (e.g. in C/C++/Java/Matlab), familiarity with statistical analysis tools (e.g. R, S-Plus, SAS), database development experience (Oracle, SQL, XML), related industry experience, and a record of publications are pluses.
  • Required to travel within the region to carry out primary responsibilities.
  • Ability to share information clearly and consistently with colleagues
  • Self-motivated and engaged
    • Goal-oriented
    • Able to work effectively across functional groups to meet tight schedules
    • Able to work with minimal supervision while maintaining focus and productivity
    • Consistently maintain a high level of energy and enthusiasm
    • Is seen as a positive and motivating individual in the workplace
    • Ability to adapt quickly to change
    • Excellent time management skills
  • Customer focus
    • Ability to think and implement from a customer-centric perspective
  • Integrity and Judgement
    • Maintain and promote social, ethical and organizational norms in conducting all affairs
    • Ability to act responsibly and be trusted
    • To make well-reasoned and timely decisions, understanding of consequences
    • Ability to think and act effectively, acting for the greater good of the organization
  • Strong command of English both written and spoken

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