21 days old

Scientist, Bioinformatics, Applications

Pacific Biosciences
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Pacific Biosciences is seeking a Bioinformatics Scientist to support application development using SMRT sequencing data, with focus on denovo assembly. The candidate will employ expertise in bioinformatics, data analysis, biological insight, and software engineering. The ability to interact with marketing, internal support and development; communicate with customers both pre- and post-sales; and communicate results to diverse audiences are important aspects of this role. This scientist will be working in a fast-paced commercial environment, interacting with customers, other scientists and engineers from a wide variety of backgrounds. The position is based in Menlo Park.


Work with R&D and marketing teams to continually improve the bioinformatics capabilities and workflows associated with next generation sequencing data to support use of the platform in general and in strategic application areas

Provide scientific and applications feedback to development, marketing, and sales

Utilize and integrate both Pacific Biosciences tools and open source academic tools to help analyze data for internal and customer projects

Document bioinformatics workflows and pipelines for use by a wide audience

Assist customers and collaborators in experimental design and analysis to promote the use of the Pacific Biosciences instrumentation in their laboratories

Problem-solve to overcome technical challenges (including basic Linux operation, Pacific Biosciences analysis software, and operation of bioinformatics analysis pipelines)

Train bioinformatics customers and collaborators on PacBio data characteristics, target applications, and PacBio and other open source academic tools

Assist sales and support in pre-sales functions as well as working with customers to understand and integrate their work flows

Conduct scientific presentations to internal and external audiences


Min. Masters degree, PhD Preferred in bioinformatics, life science, and/or computer science degree

3+ years experience in bioinformatics. 

Proficiency with a scripting language such as Perl or Python is required

Proficiency with a statistical package such as R or Matlab

Experience with Next Generation Sequencing analysis and pipelines

Scientific background in microbiology or metagenomics

Intermediate level of experience in Unix operating systems

Strong presentation and communication skills required

Sufficient familiarity with the paper publication process and associated experimental design requirements.

Strong trouble-shooting abilities

Ability to work independently and collaboratively


  • Engineering
  • Marketing

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