Senior Staff Scientist, Bioinformatics

Santa Clara, CA
August 25 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Job Description

When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $18 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

Responsible for the application of existing data analysis techniques to Copy Number and SNP array data; development of novel statistical approaches for analyzing data; interaction with research and product development teams for collecting information and providing results; and working with large complex data sets. Provide analytical support for internal product research and development efforts. Must be able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.


Hands-on experience with development and application of data analysis in the field of molecular biology or genomics, microarray analysis and programming desired. Advanced skills in Python, Perl, SQL and proficiency in Linux/Unix and cluster computing are required. Experience with statistical data analysis software (such as R, SAS/JMP or Matlab) and experience with statistical data analysis are essential. Working experience with large volume bioinformatics data is required.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Designs, develops, tests, and maintains tools for the analysis of bioinformatics data Gathers and analyzes data from public and proprietary databases
Develops new methods for resolving problems/issues
Creates/maintains software tools and methods

Creates specifications and tools for analysis
Performs programming validation/QC per company SOPs Participates in process and operation improvement opportunities Responds to internal and external inquiries
Provides mentorship, if applicable
Additional duties/responsibilities according to business needs

Required Education and Experience:

  • Master's or Ph.D. degree in Bioinformatics or related field

  • 6+ years work experience
  • Competency in programming skills

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 55,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Apply today


Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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