Date Posted

August 16, 2017

Application Deadline

September 20, 2017


Dr. Kelly Harkins

Position type

Full time


Early stage R&D startup, recently awarded a phase I SBIR from the NIH, in need of expertise in computational biology and genomics. Looking for PhD-level bioinformatician to join our small team. We hope to find passionate, problem-solving scientists who are ready to go all in with us, from design to development to the market.

We desire a candidate with the following:

  • PhD in bioinformatics, statistics, computer science or a related discipline, or equivalent experience.
  • Expertise in analysis of short-read nucleic acid sequencing data; experience with analysis of cancer genomes preferred. Familiarity with Illumina platforms a must.
  • Skilled at data visualization with interest in developing new bioinformatic tools
  • Fluency in python, java, c or c++
  • Desire to drive high impact discovery in an startup/industry research setting
  • Preferred 4+ years industry or considerable postdoctoral experience.

The scientist will work closely with our molecular biologists to evaluate our technology to drive improvements in assay performance. This position would be a good fit for someone who is detail-oriented, enjoys brainstorming new ideas and applications for technology, and can communicate ideas/results effectively in weekly lab meetings. Must be content in a dynamic startup environment where each team member might take on multiple roles.

Located in beautiful beachside Santa Cruz – live and play in the same place! We offer competitive salary and benefits. Must be eligible to work in the US at the time of offer.


MS or PhD in bioinformatics, statistics, computer science or a related discipline, or equivalent experience


Santa Cruz, CA

Salary level

Contingent on experience level

Desired start date

September 1, 2017


1 year minimum

Approximate hours per week