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Cancer Bioinformatics Scientist Position @ LifeBytes

LifeBytes India PvtLtd
Bioinformatics
Bangalore, KARNATAKA – India

LifeBytes:

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The LifeBytes Consulting is seeking a highly motivated Computational Biologist with diverse skill base to provide high-level research support for Omic data analysis. LifeBytes provides wide range of bioinformatics services including proteomics, next-generation sequencing (NGS), bioinformatics tools and database development and omic data integration. We are looking for a PhD level Computational Biologist to join our team in Mumbai to work on exciting R&D projects.

LifeBytes values gender equality in Science and actively encourages applications from women scientists.

In the new role you will:

  • Develop and implement methodologies and tools as needed, keeping abreast of industry trends and new technologies, and recommending potential solutions based on the latest technical developments.
  • Lead projects as the principal bioinformatician to ensure they are managed in a timely and efficient manner, appropriately documented, and provide follow up support services after initial project completion.
  • Provide analysis and computing support for cancer-related research in NGS data (e.g. genomic, transcriptomic, epigenomic) analysis.
  • Analyze, interpret, evaluate, and discuss the results of studies with clients as part of the planning process for subsequent studies. Design and manage necessary troubleshooting and protocol optimization.
  • Communicate with different PIs and help them strategically plan the project initially.
  • Author documentation of samples, data and project details and also user guides, documentation of scripts/pipelines developed for the same.
  • Provide automation-related technical expertise as a member of a cross-functional team
  • You will use the community best practices, to prototype, develop, execute, test and roll out production level Bioinformatics analysis pipelines.
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To be fit for this role you need the following:

Qualification:

  • Candidates should have a Ph.D., in Bioinformatics / Computational Biology/any life science domain with demonstrated experience in bioinformatics & programming.
  • Candidates with papers published in reputed journals which exhibits the capabilities of data analysis skills.

Programming Skills:

  • Functional fluency in at least one programming language like Perl/Python/Ruby.
  • Experience in R and Shell scripting, ideally to the level of handling NGS datasets.

Analytical Skills:

  • Experience in analyzing large volume datasets of various NGS application data.
  • In-depth knowledge in setting up workflows and performing the analysis such as variation calling, structural variants, epigenetic landscape of cancer cells and integrating multiple applications data.

Desired Skills:

  • Excellent team player in cross-functional environments with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to write well and, a strong interest in biology (for computer scientists) is highly desired.

In your new role you will get:

  • Highly competitive salary
  • An opportunity to work closely with reputed scientists in their projects.
  • To work on variety of NGS related projects and improve your exposure.
  • Training and guidance in the areas that you might need improvements.
  • International travel and training

Start date : As soon as possible

Job Location : Mumbai, India

How to Apply:

[email protected]

Please send Cover Letter, your CV and a one-paragraph statement of research interests to [email protected]. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.

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