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director of Bioinformatics


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 and grow 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++

  • Familiarity with supervised and unsupervised machine learning models for data exploration

  • Desire to drive high impact discovery in an startup/industry research setting

  • Preferred 4+ years industry or considerable postdoctoral experience.

The scientist will lead the bioinformatics R&D and work closely with the management team and our molecular biologists to evaluate our technology and 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. Must be content in a dynamic startup environment where each team member might take on multiple roles, and comfortable in a supervisory position.

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.


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


  • June 1, 2019


  • N/A


  • Full time


  • Santa Cruz, CA


  • Contingent on experience level


  • July 15, 2019