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Bioinformatics Engineer, Algorithm
Posted on 3/17/2022
Irvine, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Advanced graduate degree in bioinformatics, statistics, computer science or a related discipline, or 5+ years of experience working in a bioinformatics role
  • Have deep knowledge and experience analyzing genetics data including NGS and/or arrays, either from industry or academia
  • Understand the detailed statistical and algorithmic workings of modern variant calling packages (preferably GATK)
  • Comfortable reading source code for large open source projects with preference for Python
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and data presentation skills
  • Preferred: PhD in bioinformatics, statistics, computer science or a related discipline, or 7+ years working in bioinformatics role
  • Preferred: Candidates with working experience with somatic or low input DNA assays
  • Build and evaluate algorithms and statistical models to improve existing genetics applications within and beyond NGS technologies and create novel ones
  • Drive genetics technology development in a cross-disciplinary setting by critically analyzing and deriving insights from experimental data (including NGS, arrays, and novel technologies) using open source NGS tools and building custom tools when needed
  • Working with wet lab scientists to independently design experiments and communicate conclusions for internal review
  • Develop reproducible analysis for research and development purposes
Desired Qualifications
  • Familiarity or experience with NGS Primary analysis (image processing, machine learning, quality metrics) is a plus

1,001-5,000 employees

Genetic testing medical care
Company Overview
Invitae believes that good health is possible—and that genetic information has the ability to transform the way medicine is practiced, making what once seemed impossible possible, as they empower people to make decisions about their health through the power of genetics.
  • Competitive salary
  • Health, dental, & vision
  • Generous vacation days
  • Family leave
  • Flexible working hours
  • Work from home
Company Core Values
  • Team above the individual
  • Radically honest communication
  • Freedom with accountability
  • Transparency and data-informed action
  • A sense of urgency